Embrace smoke alarm requirements for new homes in Singapore

There is no smoke without fire, which is why all new homes will have to be installed with a smoke alarm from June next year. This warning device, mandatory in some countries, will help to prevent injuries from fires, two-thirds of which occur in homes. Last year, 62 people were injured by fire, 26 of [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

New Occupancy Cap on Private Home Tenants

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) sent out a letter to real estate agencies on Thursday (11/05) introducing the new occupancy cap of private residential properties.   The new occupancy cap will limit up to six unrelated persons in a rented out private residential property.   The current cap of eight unrelated person will still be allowed [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

Metal features on roof: Lightning protection or hazard?

Talks are under way to revise a building code that regulates lightning protection to address safety in the growing number of roof terraces in housing developments. Residents in at least one condominium development have avoided using their own private roof terraces since July last year over such concerns. The lightning protection system at mixed-use development [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

First Singapore Zika Cluster of 2017 confirmed at Simon Place

Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections have been confirmed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday (Mar 29) at Simon Place in Hougang. The first Singapore Zika cluster was confirmed on Tuesday and vector control operations are being carried out in the area. As of Mar 29, NEA has inspected 120 premises [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

Encouraging Waste Recycling: New Chute System for All Private Properties

Waste recycling and management are crucial for a sustainable living condition for years to come.   For a little red dot in the world, Singapore is contributed about 7.67 million tonnes of waste in 2015 to the world. To curb the growing problem, Government have outlined several key measures to be achieved in the few years [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Airbnb Illegal in Singapore: What you need to know as home owners.

In November 2012, Airbnb stepped foot in Singapore with the opening of its Asia-Pacific Regional office. Within five years of entering into the region, Airbnb has around 6,000 units listed on its site for Singapore alone with 600,000 members listed in Singapore back in 2016. It's undoubted that Singapore is a lucrative market for short-term [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

Fallen tembusu tree at Singapore Botanical Garden raises awareness

On February 11, 2017, a heritage Tembusu tree toppled at Singapore Botanic Gardens. The incident disrupted an event organised by the High Commission of Canada that was supposed to commence at 5:00PM on the same day. The Tembusu Tree was 40m tall with a girth of 6.5m. It was one of the oldest and largest [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: News Articles, Personal Opinion|0 Comments

Personal Data Protection Breach costed PropNex $10,000

Singapore's privacy watchdog has fined PropNex Realty $10,000 after it inadvertently caused the personal data of 1,765 people to be leaked online. It is the second time the real estate industry has been in the news in the last three years over data privacy issues. The Personal Data Protection Commission had fined an agent from [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|0 Comments

MCST- Who are they? How to spot a good one?

Management Corporation of Strata Title (MCST) is the managing body of strata estates (i.e. condominium). The MCST is established with the purpose of managing maintenance funds of the particular private estate. A new development may have an appointed management company either by developer or building commissioner. After the first Annual General Meeting (AGM), the council [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Property management moves forward, embracing innovative solutions

  Property management has taken great strides over the past few years. As an answer Government's effort to create a Smart City, players from within and outside of the industry have oft ask the question "how can we improve the way an estate is managed?". The up and rising start-up Pegaxis seems to have the answer. Pegaxis, launched in February [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: News Articles, Personal Opinion|0 Comments