𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒂 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒂 π‘΄π’‚π’π’‚π’ˆπ’†π’Žπ’†π’π’• π‘³π’‚π’˜π’šπ’†π’“ 𝒅𝒐?

This is one of my frequently asked questions (FAQs). Instead of elaborating in lengthy words, maybe a few photos coupled with short captions can do a better job.

We are here to advise the Management Corporation committee (for the stratified property with title) ("MC") or Joint Management Committee (for the stratified property yet to be issued with title) ("JMC") on all things covered by the Strata Management Act 2013 ("SMA2013"). The issues might look mundane, but they require more than knowledge on SMA2013 to manage them well. To name a few, legal expertise in contract, employment, housing and municipal laws would be extremely useful
As a strata management lawyer, attending our client's Annual General Meeting ("AGM") or Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM is part and parcel of our work. Occasionally, we are called upon to facilitate the conduct of the AGMs or EGMs.
Managing strata property is not a walk in the park. We have seen enough conflicts between an individual unit/parcel owner and MC/JMC, an individual unit/parcel owner and another individual/parcel owner. Strata Management Tribunal ("SMT") is the usual place to resolve disputes. Lawyers are not allowed to appear before the SMT unless with the leave of the presiding SMT President. We were given permission to argue before SMT on a few occasions where difficult questions of law were involved.
Obtaining awards from the Strata Management Tribunal might not be the end of the matter. We will be roped in to enforce the awards against the defaulters. There are various modes of executions, including the writ of seizures and sales and garnishee proceedings, to name a few.
Even though, like all matters, litigation should be the last resort. At times, going to the Strata Management Tribunal or the civil courts to seek redress or justice is inevitable. Some cases even have to go through judicial review proceedings and end up in appellate courts.