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Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 149; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except for Sections 2(d) and (f), 15, 27(e), 53 and 58(a) and (c) of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017, comes into operation on 1 February 2019. Sections 2(d) and (f) and 58(a) and (c) comes into operation on 14 December 2018.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 780; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 5 November 2018.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 736; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 45/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 636; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 7 September 2018.
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 534; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

SLA appoints New Board Member and reappoint Chairman and Three Members

The Minister for Law has appointed a new member to the Board of the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), and reappointed the Chairman and three members.
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Law

Man convicted and fined $71500 for unregistered Estate Agency Work

A man was convicted in Court today for eight charges of holding himself out to the public as being a property agent without being registered as such with the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA). Raymond Chng (Chng Leimeng), 36, was involved in closing a lease transaction and posting online advertisements for the sale of HDB and private properties.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Council for Estate Agencies

Housing and Development (Precincts for Lift Upgrading Works) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 January 2018.
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 31; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Strata Titles Boards) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 15 January 2018.
Date: 12 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 30; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 29 December 2017.
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 7; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Agreements for Sale and Purchase) (Amendment) Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2018.
Date: 29 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 803; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Maintenance Fees and Rent-Commercial and Industrial Properties and Hawker Stalls) (Amendment) Notification 2017

This Notification comes into operation on 1 January 2018.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 753; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2017

These Regulations come into operation on 15 December 2017.
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 689; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations are deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2011.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 686; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Lift Upgrading Works) (No. 6) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 10 November 2017.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 644; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 9) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 27 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 604; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Financial Penalty and Suspension imposed on Property Agent for Misconduct when dealing with Elderly Clients

The Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) Disciplinary Committee sentenced PropNex Realty property agent Ng Ser Leong to a financial penalty of $6,000 for two charges of breaches to CEA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Client Care while representing an elderly couple in their 80s in the sale of their Housing and Development Board (HD ...
Date: 22 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Council for Estate Agencies

Proposed Amendments to BMSA well-supported

1 August 2017, Singapore - The majority of respondents to the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) final public consultation on the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act (BMSMA) were supportive of the proposed changes to the Act.
Date: 01 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Building & Construction Authority

CEA’s Disciplinary Committee imposes Financial Penalty and Licensing Condition on Property Agency

The Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) Disciplinary Committee sentenced Square Yards Singapore Pte Ltd to a financial penalty of S$7,500 for one charge of failing to provide a written advisory message to an investor to draw his attention to the risks involved in purchasing foreign properties.
Date: 19 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Council for Estate Agencies

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