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Collective Sales in Singapore - Selected Issues

Teo Keang Sood

(2010) 22 SAcLJ 66

Collective sales of strata developments have generated much discussion and disquiet in Singapore since they were first introduced in the late 1990s. The tension between facilitating public interest objectives and the rights of minority owners in respect of their properties is most pronounced in the area of collective sales. This paper looks at how the relevant collective sale provisions balance the competing interests involved and the judicial approach in this regard. The adequacy of some aspects of the collective sale statutory scheme is discussed. The impact of case law on the role of the Strata Titles Boards is also evaluated.