Monday, June 15, 2009

Innocent Oversights

There is a flaw in the administrative process within the Tanjong Pagar Town Council that is turning innocent law abiding people into “CRIMINALS”!

Let me elaborate.

Everyone who lives in a HDB has to pay a Service and Conservancy (S&C) charge to a town council on a monthly basis.

And since 99.99% of HDB flats are owner occupied, the lessee will be alerted to the reminders if there are any arrears.

This is where the problem lies for the Tiong Bahru PRE-WAR residents and the ONE SIZE fit all process does not work here.

Some of the Tiong Bahru Pre-War flat owners bought their units as investment homes and they do not live there even for a day.

They may have missed all the numerous reminders that the Town Council had been sending out diligently.

The end result, the “accused” may finally end up in court for some bills which they were unaware of in the first place.

There is a simple solution to the whole matter instead of wasting so much time and resources to recover these “bad” debts.

All the town council needed to do here is to check with the HDB for the owner’s mailing address or contact number.

And the HDB has to insist that the conveyancing lawyer furnish them with the necessary contact details of the new owners.

Once the loop is closed up, there will not be any more “criminals” owning these Tiong Bahru properties.

For a better look at the notice, click on the image to enlarge it

For a better look at the notice, click on the image to enlarge it

How would you react if you see this notice pasted on your front door?


If you are reading this post and you are an absentee owner and landlord, please sieve through your records to check if your S&C bills has been paid.

If you are planning to buy a property here, please remember to visit the Tanjong Pagar Town Council to get this administrative process done. Your lawyers or realtors are not responsible for this part of the process.

If you have already received such a notice, go down to the Tanjong Pagar Town Council to explain to them your situation. They will help you out of this mess.

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