End of 40-year feud over shortcut a relief for Grange Heights condo residents

Grange Heights condominium management corporation strata title chairman Rustom Ghadiali pointing to the gate sealing off the disputed land. He told The Straits Times that legal bills had cost condo residents nearly $2 million. An aerial shot, taken f
An aerial shot, taken from Grange Heights, of the disputed land (top of photo), which has been obscured by trees. The residents' right to use the shortcut was denied in 2008.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Grange Heights condominium management corporation strata title chairman Rustom Ghadiali pointing to the gate sealing off the disputed land. He told The Straits Times that legal bills had cost condo residents nearly $2 million. An aerial shot, taken f
Grange Heights condominium management corporation strata title chairman Rustom Ghadiali pointing to the gate sealing off the disputed land. He told The Straits Times that legal bills had cost condo residents nearly $2 million.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Fight over use of footpath, neighbour's $63m claim caused anxiety

It might be only an 883 sq m strip of land unnoticed by many, but with a $63 million claim at stake, the land could be the most contentious piece of real estate in Singapore.

The 40-year feud over it between the Grange Heights condominium management corporation strata title (MCST) and land owner Lee Tat Development that ended last month with an Appeal Court decision might have been one of the most expensive neighbourhood legal feuds here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2018, with the headline 'End of 40-year feud over shortcut a relief for residents'. Print Edition | Subscribe