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Condo management agents may need to undergo training: BCA

Published on Apr 10, 2014 2:43 PM
 
Managing agents (MAs) for condominiums may soon be required to undergo training in a move to raise the bar in the industry, a senior Building and Construction Authority (BCA) official said on Thursday, April 10, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Managing agents (MAs) for condominiums may soon be required to undergo training in a move to raise the bar in the industry, a senior Building and Construction Authority (BCA) official said on Thursday.

This would be "one of the most effective ways" to raise the professionalism of the strata management industry, said Mr Chin Chi Leong, the commissioner of buildings.

For instance, managing agents need to have "good working knowledge" of the rules and requirements for strata-titled properties, he said, adding that they should also be able to provide simple advice on building maintenance to the property's management corporation strata title (MCST) council.

"Most management corporation council members are laypersons and rely heavily on their appointed managing agents to help them self-manage their estate."

 
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