Condo's management ordered to pay unit owner $85k and repair damage to collapsed false ceiling

STB finds management corporation liable as defect was due to moisture entering roof slab

Mandalay Mansion, sited off Balestier Road, where the false ceiling of a penthouse collapsed due to the weight of spalling concrete that had accumulated on it. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI
Mandalay Mansion, sited off Balestier Road, where the false ceiling of a penthouse collapsed due to the weight of spalling concrete that had accumulated on it. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

A condominium's management corporation (MC) has been held liable for the false ceiling of a penthouse collapsing due to the weight of spalling concrete that had accumulated on it and ordered to pay its owner $85,000 in damages, costs and disbursements.

The Strata Titles Board (STB) also ordered the MC of Mandalay Mansion, sited off Balestier Road, to repair the damage in the penthouse at its own cost. In addition, the MC has to hire a contractor registered with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to do the work, and a Qualified Person has to prescribe the repairs as well as certify their completion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'MC ordered to pay unit owner $85k and repair damage'. Subscribe