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Developer loses suit against couple over building of lofts

Published on Jul 17, 2014 11:53 PM

SINGAPORE - A condominium developer has lost a bid for damages of about $760,000 from a couple whom it claimed had built two unauthorised lofts in their penthouse apartment.

The High Court, in a written judgment published yesterday, found that developer Macly Assets had given written permission for the timber lofts to be built.

Justice Lee Seiu Kin threw out Macly's claim that Mr and Mrs Andrew Loke had breached the sale and purchase agreement of their flat by building the lofts without written consent.

The developer had blamed the couple for its delay in obtaining the certificate of statutory completion from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

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