To understand the role of developer/owner/managing agent in strata development in compliance with the Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act
Pre Formation of MCST
1. What is Strata Development
1.1 Understand concept of strata development
1.2 Evaluate the benefits of strata development
2. Common & Private Property
2.1 Define common & private property
2.2 Summarise the responsibility of MCST & SP
3. Allocation of Share Value
3.1 Compute share value
3.2 Examine the purpose of share value
4. What is BMSMA
4.1 Understand the Act
4.2 Know the application of the Act
5. Budget preparation to obtain approval from Commissioner of Building to collect maintenance fees
5.1 Know the purpose of budget preparation
5.2 Understand the process
6. Duties of Developer *
6.1 Identify the duties
6.2 Understand the duties
Post Formation of MCST
7. Initial Period & Restrictions *
7.1 Define initial period & restrictions
7.2 Examine the responsibilities of developer
8. Administrative changes to service contracts *
8.1 Understand the need
8.2 Identify the legal and administrative matters
9. Duties & Responsibilities of MCST *
9.1 Identify the duties & responsibilities
9.2 Understand the duties & responsibilities
10. Duties & Responsibilities of SPs *
10.1 Identify the duties & responsibilities
10.2 Understand the duties & responsibilities
11. Compliance With Statutory Regulations *
11.1 Identify the various latest statutory regulations such as BMSM Strata Managements, BMSM Lifts and Building Maintenance Regulations.
11.2 Understand the compliance procedures
12. By-Laws *
12.1 Examine the statutory by-laws
12.2 Understand the procedures to create new/additional by-laws
12.3 Identify the follow-up actions after by-laws are created
13. Insurances *
13.1 Identify the statutory insurances
13.2 Examine the common types of insurances
13.3 Understand the claim procedures
14. Management & Sinking Fund *
14.1 Understand the concept
14.2 Understand the use of fund
15. Accounting *
15.1 Understand the financial statement
15.2 Examine the items to focus
16. Preparation works for 1st AGM
16.1 Identify the date for 1st AGM
16.2 Understand the importance of 1st AGM
17. Agenda for 1st AGM
17.1 Identify the legal requirements
17.2 Understand the legal requirements
18. Types of Resolutions
18.1 Understand the types of resolutions
18.2 Examine the applications
19. Conduct of 1st AGM
19.1 Understand the procedures
19.2 Identify the follow up actions
20. Handing Over To MCST
20.1 Identify the documents
20.2 Examine the timeframe
21. Subsequent AGM
21.1 Understand the procedures
21.1 Identify the follow up actions
22. Extra Ordinary General Meetings *
22.1 Understand the requirement
22.2 Examine the conduct of EOGM
23. Council Meetings *
23.1 Understand the procedures
23.2 Understand the conduct of meeting
24. Strata Titles Board*
24.1 Understand the composition of Strata Titles Board
24.2 Identify the orders of the Strata Titles Board
24.3 Understand the jurisdiction of Strata Titles Board
24.4 Understand the penalties for non-compliance
24.5 Case Studies
25. 1 hour open book examination
*Taught by industry practitioner, Ms Elena Teo. She is the Managing Director of Knight Frank Property Asset Management Pte Ltd (Strata Management).
Profile of Trainers
Ms Eleana Teo
Eleana Teo, Managing Director of Knight Frank Property Asset Management Pte Ltd (Strata Management) has had more than 25 years of experience in property management which includes lease administration and property management. She also set up the department to manage the first group of properties under the purview of the Singapore Land Authority, which was outsourced to a private entity in October 1998.
Her previous experience in property management:
- DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Property Management Services Pte Ltd
- Far East Organization Centre Pte Ltd.
Mr Chan Kok Hong
Upon graduation from the Singapore Polytechnic, Mr Chan Kok Hong worked for the Woh Hup Group of companies and gained experience in the construction industry.
Mr Chan then obtained his B.Sc. Degree in Estate Management and switched his career to property management.
He was a pioneer in shopping centre management and in the administration of The Land Titles (Strata) Act which was then newly enacted in 1970 and hardly anybody had a clue of how to administer the law.
He was an Executive Director of the then Jones Lang Wootton as a property consultant for more than 13 years.
In 1995, he started the property consultancy firm, Chan Kok Hong Property Consultants Pte Ltd, in June 1995, which has now merged with Savills Property Management Pte Ltd. He is the Managing Director and oversees a portfolio of over 140 buildings in Singapore.
Mr Teo Poh Siang
Mr Teo Poh Siang graduated with a Diploma in Build¬ing Maintenance & Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1982 under an Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship. An avid lifelong learner, he continued to pursue his aca¬demic studies on a part-time basis and went on to obtain a Diploma in Marketing Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic; Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK); and Bachelor of Real Estate (Valuation) Honours from the National University of Singapore.
In 1993, Poh Siang founded Wisely Property Consultants Pte Ltd and later Wisely 98 Pte Ltd. He contributes his expertise to the industry as a trainer at the Institute of Estate Agents under its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Core Activity. He speaks frequently on strata matters at different forum. He is also one of the founding members of the Association of Strata Managers.
Poh Siang is the author of "A Practical Guide to STRATA MANAGEMENT in Singapore", a book that has been positively reviewed by industry players.
Mr Chow Miew Sek
Mr Chow obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College and Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from University of Reading. He is currently a lecturer in School of Architecture & The Built Environment, Singapore Polytechnic. He is also Associate Faculty with SIM University teaching BSC Facilities & Events Management. He has conducted short courses teachings in the areas of facilities management for SAF, Ascendas and CapitaLand. He has worked 12 years in the real estate industry with international property consultants and developers prior to joining Singapore Polytechnic. He has experiences in leading team of staff to manage office building, condominiums, mixed developments, shopping centres. He has also completed the Green Manager Course and Green Mark Facilities Manager course conducted by BCA.
Mr Eric Ng
Mr Eric Ng graduated as a Building Surveyor, currently a registered Fire Safety Manager and completed the Green Mark Facilities Manager who is passionate in the Facilities and Property Management industry. Equipped with technical knowledge related to the building industry, Eric started his career in the construction field by handling sales and marketing of aluminum & glazing works. Subsequently, he progressed to join the property and facilities management industry and managed various properties, such as private residential estates, sports recreation facilities and university hostel.
After gaining over 10 years of working experience from the industry, he joined Singapore Polytechnic in 2011 as a full time teaching staff. Besides that, he is also an Associate teaching staff with SIM University and conducted short courses occasionally. His area of teaching includes Facilities Management, Strata Management, Fire Safety, Building Services, Building Maintenance Technology, Events and Venue Management, etc.
Officers, Executives and Managers who are managing strata developments or intending to join the managing agent industry.
Award / Certification / Accreditation
Certificate of Performance awarded by the Singapore Polytechnic.
CEA: 6 Core CPD credit hours
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