These house rules are specially prepared to assist you in the moving-in process and setting up your home in the condominium. Do find the time to read them and if you still have questions which are not answered, please feel free to approach the Management Staff. We are only too pleased to assist you in any way possible.
Some residents may disagree with certain House Rules, but it should be appreciated that the House Rules are formulated for the common good. However, to meet the changes in the owner's requirements, the House Rules can be revised as necessary at any Annual General Meeting, if such changes have a majority support and provided they meet the requirements of the Land Titles (Strata) Act.
Your co-operation in observing the rules and regulations set in the following pages will help to make the estate a more congenial place to live. The House Rules have a legally binding effect on all owners, residents and visitors.
The specific house rules for Butterworth 8 can be downloaded from the document section of the portal available here. Only registered users are able to download the house rules. To register and request an account please click on the register link at the top of the page (or available here). Once approved by management you will then have access to the restricted areas of the portal.
Consists of all the areas of the land and the buildings which are not comprised in any lot shown in a strata title plan and is common to all the subsidiary proprietors.
Any person or company who has purchased an apartment unit in the development.
Any person in lawful occupation of an apartment unit in the development. This would include the Subsidiary Proprietor, family members of the Subsidiary Proprietor, any person authorised to occupy a housing unit as a lessee or tenant and shall include their family members.
Any non-resident who is in the condominium at the invitation of a resident.
An agent appointed to see to the administrative and management functions of the condominium.
A range of facilities is provided for the exclusive use of the Residents and their Guests. Care must be taken to ensure that they are not damaged or subject to undue wear and tear. Non-resident owners are deemed to have assigned their rights to use the recreational facilities to their tenants.
The general rules and regulations on the use of facilities are as follows:
- Residents and Guests must be properly attired when using the facilities.
- All Guests must be accompanied by a Resident host when using the facilities and all rules must be observed by both parties.
- Children under the age of twelve (12) years must be accompanied by an adult who shall be responsible for their safety and behavior.
- Noise levels should be kept to the minimum while using or in the vicinity of the recreational facilities.
- Football, roller-skating, rollerblading and skateboarding are not allowed on the landscaped deck and common corridors.
- All recreational facilities should be kept clean and tidy during and after usage.
- The Management reserves the right to close the recreational facilities for maintenance or other reasons it deems necessary.
- The Management will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any personal property, injury, or death arising from the use of these facilities.
- Pets are not allowed in the recreational facilities.
- Only Residents with a valid Resident Pass may use or book the recreational facilities.
- Residents are required to produce their Resident Pass without demand when making reservation, as well as before claiming keys to the facilities.
- Residents shall be responsible for any damages caused by themselves or their guests when using the facilities. Any damages found prior to the usage of the facilities should be reported immediately to the security personnel at the guardhouse.
- The Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to the recreational facilities, should any person fail to comply with any of the rules and regulations.
- The Management reserves the right to change any rules or regulations when necessary.
The above rules and regulations for the use of the recreational facilities are intended for the general benefit and enjoyment of the Residents in Butterworth 8.
The clubhouse is situated next to the Swimming Pool (in front of Block 6). The gymnasium, Multi-Purpose Hall and male & female changing rooms (with attached sauna bath) are located in the clubhouse.
The Multi-Purpose Hall is located at the clubhouse.
|Mondays - Saturdays
11.00pm - 4.00pm (day session)
5.00pm - 10.00pm (evening session)
|Sundays & Public Holidays
11.00am - 4.00pm (day session)
5.00pm - 10.00pm (evening session)
- Bookings are to be made through the Condo Web Portal on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Bookings for the use of the facility can be made one (1) month in advance upon payment of a $100.00 deposit and $30 charge for admin fee. The $100.00 deposit would be returned, provided the premises is handed over in a clean and satisfactory condition as determined by the Management. Cost of repairs and additional charges, if any, would be deducted from the deposit and the balance would be refunded interest-free to the Resident. However, if the cost of repairs and additional charges exceed the amount deposited, the resident will have to pay the difference.
- For bookings done via the Condo Web Portal, the deposit must be paid at the Management Office by the next working day.
- Cancellation of bookings must be made at least seven days before the date booked otherwise the deposit will be forfeited.
- Payment must be made at least seven days before the date of booking otherwise auto cancellation will be made if payment not been paid.
- Last minute booking is not encouraged.
- The above facility should not be used for commercial, political, religious and company gatherings as well as illegal or immoral activities.
- Bookings are not transferable and are limited to a maximum of one (1) session per month.
- The number of Guests is limited to not more than 25 persons.
- Live bands or mobile discos are not permitted.
- The Management reserves the right to use the above facility for official matters.
Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Kids' Pool & Fun Pool
The swimming pool is located just in front of Block 6 while Jacuzzi and Kids' Pool are situated at Block 8 (along Ipoh Lane). In addition, the Fun Pool is situated next to Tennis Court at the western side.
- Open from 7.00am to 10.00pm daily.
- All users must be properly attired.
- Persons with infectious diseases or open wounds are not permitted to use the pool.
- Glass receptacles and or other breakables or sharp objects are not allowed in the pool and the surrounding areas.
- Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted in and around the pool deck.
- Rowdy behaviour, horseplay and diving are not permitted.
- Life buoys are strictly for life saving use only.
- Swimmers are advised to leave the pool during thunderstorms.
- Professional coaches may only use the pool for lessons with the Management's written approval. No coaching lesson will be allowed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays.
- The pools are not supervised by any lifeguard. All swimmers should exercise caution when using the pools.
- Coaching is only allowed for RESIDENTS of Butterworth 8 Condominium. Non- residents (including friends or relatives of residents) are strictly prohibited from joining any lessons conducted in the estate.
- Subject to the observation and compliance of the estate house rules and by-laws at all times, registered coaches are allowed to conduct swimming, tennis lessons or any approved lessons in the estate period of one year for a fee of $120 yearly or $60 on a half-yearly basis. Coaches who wish to continue giving lessons after the approved period is required to re-apply to the Management for approval.
- All coaches have to submit their coaching schedule & student names before commencing the class.
- At any one time coaches can coach up to a maximum of 3 (Three) persons.
- The Management will not be responsible for any injury or death arising form coaching activities.
- Only one (1) coaching session is allowed to be carried out at any one time.
- Coaches and Trainees must be properly attired during training.
- Coaches and Trainees must be properly attired in swimming apparels during the course of swimming lessons. Pyjamas can be used only for conducting swimming lessons i.e. survival classes, with the supervision of the swimming instructor. No board shorts are to be worn as part of swimming attire.
- Coaching Hours:
- Mondays – Fridays : 9:00am to 5:30pm
- Saturdays : 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Public Holidays : Strictly No Coaching
- The Management may exercise its rights to stop the use of facilities by the Coaches without prior notice.
- Coaches shall ensure that all precautionary safety measures are taken while conducting the lessons.
- Coaches are responsible to ensure students adhere to the rules & regulations on the usage of the swimming pool.
- This registration is only valid for a period of 12 months from the date of registration/ declaration.
- The Management must be notified when you cease lesson sessions in Butterworth 8.
- These rules and regulations are subject to revision at the sole discretion of the Management.
- The coach/instructor must register at Guard House and surrender their Identity Cards in exchange for a Visitor Pass each time they enter the estate. Coaches who drive to the Estate must park their vehicles in the Visitors’ car park lots.
- The Management is not liable for any action, claim and liability for any injury, loss of life or damage to property however caused relating to or arising from your lesson sessions.
- The Management reserves the right to revoke permission granted without assigning any reason whatsoever and such decision will be final and not subject to challenge.
- The coach/instructor is not allowed to use any of the facilities and must leave the estate when session is over.
- Swimming lessons shall not be conducted in a manner that causes annoyance, disturbance or injury to other pool users.
- The Management reserves the right to amend any Rules & Regulations as it deems necessary without giving prior notice.
- Any coach who is in breach of the Rules and Regulation will be asked to leave at once and will be barred from Coaching in the Estate.
- Coaches shall not assign their duties to another coach without the Management’s prior approval.
- Coaches are to submit the relevant licence and certificate together with this application form.
The tennis court is located at the western end of Block 2.
- Opens from 7.00am to 10.00pm daily.
- Bookings of one-hour sessions (from 7.00am to 10.00pm) can be made. Bookings are to be made through the Condo Web Portal on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Bookings can be made one week in advance and are limited to a maximum of two hours per unit per week.
- Should the resident who made the booking fail to turn up 15 minutes after the scheduled time, the reservation will be allocated to the next party, if any, on a first-come-first-served basis.
- All bookings are not transferable.
- All players must be in proper attire for the game. Shoes and balls must be of non-marking type.
- Smoking, eating, gambling or other activities besides tennis game are prohibited.
Outdoor Fitness Area & Foot Reflexology Path
The fitness area and reflexology path are located at the corner on the western side of the estate (along Tanjong Katong Road).
- This fitness corner is designed to provide enjoyment and promote physical fitness.
- You are advised to do warm up exercises before using the stations.
- The instruction of every individual station serves as a guide for a person of average fitness. Please vary these to suit your needs accordingly.
- All persons using any of the exercise equipment do so at their own risk. The Management shall not be liable for any loss, injury or death caused to any person as a result of the use of the exercise equipment.
- Children using these equipments must be supervised by the parent/ guardian who shall be responsible for their safety.
Kiddies' Play Zone & Kids' Fun Park
- The Kiddies' Play Zone is located at the corner on the eastern side (next to Block 8) and the Kids' Fun Park is located next to the Outdoor Fitness Area.
- The play area and its equipment are recommended for children under the age of 12.
- Noise level should be kept low to avoid causing annoyance to others.
The BBQ pits are located near the Jacuzzi and in front of Block 8.
|Mondays - Saturdays
1.00pm - 5.00pm (day session)
6.00pm - 10.00pm (evening session)
|Sundays & Public Holidays
11.00am - 5.00pm (day session)
6.00pm - 10.00pm (evening session)
- Bookings for the use of the BBQ facility can be made up to one (1) month in advance upon payment of a non-refundable administrative fee of $10.00 and are limited to a maximum of one (1) session per unit per calendar month. The non-refundable administrative fee of $10 must be made at least seven days before the date of booking, otherwise auto cancellation will be made if payment not been paid.
- All bookings must be made through the Condo Web Portal on a first-come-first-served basis.
- To discourage frivolous bookings, residents who fail to turn up after booking, without making proper cancellation, will be barred from booking that facility for one (1) month.
- No rowdy behaviour is allowed and noise level should be kept to a minimum.
- Live bands or mobile discos are not permitted.
- The number of guests is limited to not more than twenty (20).
- Residents should ensure that charcoal is extinguished and leftover food is disposed off properly.
- The area must be kept in a clean and tidy condition during and after use.
- The BBQ Pit is to be handed over to the Management Corporation in a clean and satisfactory condition as determined by the Management.
The gymnasium is located within the clubhouse and is equipped with a range of fitness equipment.
- Open from 6.00am to 10.00pm daily.
- The gymnasium is exclusively for Residents' use.
- Appropriate footwear, attire, as well as towel are necessary in the gym.
- Eating and smoking are strictly prohibited.
- Children under the age of twelve (12) years are not allowed to use the gymnasium equipment.
- Care must be exercised on the proper handling and use of the equipment. All equipment is to be returned to their respective positions after use. No equipment is to be removed from the gymnasium.
- To prevent anyone from hogging any equipment, time limit for use of each equipment may be imposed when it becomes necessary.
- Coaching is not permitted in the gymnasium.
- The male and female sauna rooms are situated in the respective changing rooms near/within the clubhouse.
- Opens from 7.00am to 10.00pm daily
- Smoking and drying of clothes are strictly prohibited.
- Elderly residents or those with medical problems should consult their doctors before using the facility.
Security And Access Systems
Card Access System
- Resident Passes are required for the access to the lifts and side gate.
- As part of the security system in the development, lift access to apartment units is controlled through the use of the Resident Pass which comes in the form of a proximity card.
- Each Subsidiary Proprietor will be issued with four (4) Resident Passes.
- When the apartment is sold, it is the responsibility of the Subsidiary Proprietor of the apartment unit to hand over all Resident Passes to the new Subsidiary Proprietor.
- To replace a lost Resident Pass, a letter declaring the loss of the Resident Pass is required.
- Supplementary Passes may be issued to Resident's employees such as maids and chauffeurs. Such Passes are for entering into the condominium and identification purposes and do not permit the holders to use the recreational facilities. They should be returned to the Management upon the termination of the employee's service. Issuance of Supplementary Passes will be subject to a charge of $20.00 per pass.
- Additional Resident Passes (for family members) will be issued on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Management, and is also subject to a charge of $20.00 per pass.
- For lift access, Residents need to flash their Resident Pass near the reader just outside the lift car. When in the lift, the Resident will then have to press the floor button corresponding to the floor where his/her apartment is located. The lift will then bring the Resident to his/her specific floor.
- For entry at side gate, residents need to flash their Resident Passes near the card reader located at the gate pillar. The gate will unlock. Push the gate to enter. For exit through side gate, simply press the exit button located near the gate. The gate will unlock. Push open the gate to exit.
Vehicle Barrier System
Vehicle Proximity Disc
| 1st Car
|2nd Car onwards
$50 per month
Quarterly Payment: $150
- Each apartment will be issued one proximity disc free of charge upon application (to be affixed onto the bottom right corner of the windscreen of a car).
- The proximity disc can be used to raise the car entry barrier at the main entrance.
- Care must be taken by the user not to damage the disc as this may affect its operation.
- When the apartment is tenanted, the disc should be passed on to the tenant if the tenant has a car.
- When the apartment is sold, it is the responsibility of the Subsidiary Proprietor of the apartment unit to hand over the disc to the new Subsidiary Proprietor.
- Replacement discs are charged at $40.00 per disc.
- When a resident's car with a valid proximity disc approaches the entrance, the sensor will automatically activate the barrier. (This disc operates up to a 1.5 metres distance from the disc sensor.)
- For cars of visitors or guests, the guard will verify their identity and check who they are visiting. Upon verification, the guard will raise the barrier arm.
- The exit barrier will automatically open through sensors when Residents' or visitors' cars approach the exit.
Audio & Video Intercom System
- The visitor call panels located at all first storey and basement lift lobbies, are for visitors to call the apartment units. Visitor needs to use the keypad to press the unit number and wait for the response.
- Residents shall use the proximity card to flash against the card reader located below the visitor call panel. When lift arrives, enter into the lift car and press the designated floor button at the lift car operating panel.
In the Apartment Unit
- The audio & video intercoms with push-buttons are used to receive calls from the visitor call panel at the lift lobbies and guardhouse, or to call the guardhouse. When there is a call from the visitor call panel in the lift lobby, the audio intercom will sound. Communication is possible when the resident lifts up the handset. If the visitor can be allowed access, press the button on the intercom set with "key" sign to send the lift to the waiting visitor. When the visitor enters, he/she must press the lift floor button of the floor he/she is visiting.
- Owners may refer to the operational manuals for further instruction on the use of the intercom system.
Home (Contents) Insurance
- It is the duty of the homeowner, after receiving the keys to his house, to ensure that the property is sufficiently insured.
- There are several house insurance packages available in the market, which typically provide coverage for the loss or damage to the insured property caused by fire, lightning, explosion, aircraft damage, riots, strikes, malicious damage, impact damage, earthquakes, storms, typhoons, floods and theft/robbery and third party personal liability.
For a more secure home, we recommend the following:
Install a house alarm system, and make sure there is a visible beacon in order to deter any intruders.
Windows and Doors
Lock all windows and external doors each time you go out.
Install strong window and door grilles to prevent break-ins.
Rules & Regulations Governing Renovation Works
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot who wishes to carry out renovation, alteration or addition works shall seek the approval of the Management. Application is to be made on prescribed forms available from the Management Office.
The completed forms should be submitted together with the stipulated deposit and two (2) sets of scaled drawings of the unit layout, proposed Builders' and/or M&E works to the Management Office.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall place a deposit of $1000.00(Refundable) or such amount (by cheque) as may be determined by the Management, with the Management prior to commencement of the renovation works. The deposit shall be refunded free of interest on completion of works and satisfactory compliance with the Management's guidelines in relation to common property. All cheques shall be drawn in favour of "Butterworth 8 Maintenance Fund".
Duration of Works
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall ensure that the renovation works are kept within a maximum duration of sixty (60) days and within the following stipulated periods:
Mondays to Fridays
Sundays & Public Holidays
9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 12.30pm
No work Is allowed
Within the permitted working hours stated above, noisy works such as drilling or hacking shall only be carried out from 10.00am onwards.
Installation of Main Entrance Gate and Grilles
To maintain the aesthetics of the building facade, a Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier who wishes to install grilles for windows, door, balcony or yard should seek the approval of the Management first.
- Main gate shall be of wrought iron or equivalent and grilles shall be of aluminium powder coated and based on the recommended designs (see Appendix).
- All grilles and gates should be installed on the internal side of the windows/sliding doors and within the strata boundary line for the main entrance door and yard areas so that no common areas will be encroached.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall ensure that the engaged contractor takes reasonable steps to:
- store or deposit all building material/debris within the strata lot or at the designated temporary storage area;
- remove all renovation debris daily from the designated temporary storage;
- does not store renovation debris indiscriminately and discharging such debris into the common chute, toilet bowls, basins or wash area.
Transportation of Materials
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall ensure that his/her renovation contractor:
- erects protective covers for the lift before transporting of materials and remove them upon completion of work;
- does not overload or damage the lift during transportation;
- cleans up the lift lobby and common corridor daily or when instructed;
- should note that the height limit of basement car park is 2.1 metres.
Approval of Relevant Authorities
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall obtain the prior necessary approval of all relevant authorities for any proposed alterations or additions. Copies of the approval from the relevant authorities must be forwarded to the Management for record.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall ensure that no structural members such as columns and beams within the unit are tampered with in the course of the renovation.
Bathroom/Wet Area Waterproofing Membrane
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall avoid carrying out any works to the wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchen, yard area, planter box and private enclosed space that may either result in the waterproofing membranes being damaged or rendering the waterproofing warranty void.
To indemnify the Management against any claim, injury or damage to property resulted in the course of the renovation works.
Rules & Regulations Governing Moving In/Out
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot moving in/out of Butterworth 8 must apply for approval from the Management Office in a prescribed form.
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall pay a deposit (by cheque) of $1000.00. The cheque shall be made in favour of "Butterworth 8 Maintenance Fund" before approval is granted for moving in/out.
Upon approval the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall ensure that moving in/out are kept within the following stipulated periods:
Mondays to Fridays
Sundays & Public Holidays
9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 12.30pm
No work Is allowed
- All movers are to report to the Security Post before commencement of any work. All personnel are to exchange for Pass before entry. Any damage or misplacement of the Pass is subject to replacement cost of $5.00.
- Movers are to carry out prior survey to assess the site constraints.
- Where the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot requires the use of lifts for transportation, he shall ensure that the lift interior and other areas along the transportation route are adequately protected.
- The Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier shall ensure that the works to be carried out will not in any way cause any nuisance to any other Occupier.
- Mover's vehicles must not obstruct other vehicles when parked in the car park. Such vehicles are not to park within the estate during the night except with the written permission of the Management.
- Upon completion of the moving in/out, the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall inform the Management and a joint inspection of the lift lobby/common areas will be carried out.
The Management will refund the deposit of $1000.00 free of interest if:
- rules and regulations are fully complied with during the moving process.
- no damage has been caused to the common property by the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot.
- all unwanted items or carton boxes have been disposed off.
- In the event of damage caused to the common property or that unwanted items or carton boxes found on the common property which are the result of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot moving activities, the Management reserves the right to make good those damage and/or cause the removal of unwanted items or carton boxes and such cost shall be deducted from the deposit.
- If the deposit is insufficient to cover the full cost of making good damage caused or removal of unwanted items or carton boxes, the Management reserves the right to recover any such deficit from the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot.
- Only ONE lift (F.L.) may be used during the moving process.
- Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier and their movers must note that the height limit of the basement car park is 2.1 metres.
Car Park lots are located at the basement of the development.
Rules & Regulations on Car Park Usage:
- Resident must register his vehicle with the Management.
- A copy of the document issued by the authority certifying ownership should be submitted to the Management.
- One (1) car proximity disc will be issued free of change to each apartment unit with resident's vehicle upon application.
The car proximity disc is not transferable except for the following cases:
- When the apartment is tenanted out, the car proximity disc should be passed on to the tenant if the tenant owns a car.
- When the apartment is sold, it is the responsibility of the Subsidiary Proprietor of the apartment unit to hand over the car proximity disc to the new Subsidiary Proprietor.
- Application for a second car proximity disc is subject to availability of car park lots. The Management reserves the rights and discretion to issue or withdraw the disc as it deems necessary.
- A fee of $40.00 per disc will be charged for replacement of damaged or lost disc.
- Residents who change cars shall submit details of new cars to Management.
- The car proximity disc must be prominently displayed on the right bottom corner of the windscreen of the vehicle.
- Vehicles parked within the car park are at the sole risk of the owners or Residents, and the Management will not be responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused.
- The car park has a height limit of 2.1 metres.
- Heavy vehicles are not allowed in the car park.
- Repair or servicing of cars is not permitted in the car park or any where in the common areas.
- No vehicles should be parked indiscriminately along the driveways or at any non-designated areas (e.g. in front of switchroom and lift lobby etc.) or across two lots.
Over Night Parking
- Residents will be allowed their visitors to park overnight not more than 8 days whether consecutively or non-consecutively within the calendar month without charge and an overnight parking Form will be issued to the visitor at the Guardhouse / Management Office.
- Visitors who park overnight for more than 8 days whether consecutively or non-consecutively within the calendar month will have to pay a parking fee of S$50.00 for that calendar month and an overnight parking Form will be issued to the visitor at the Guardhouse / Management Office
- Residents are to inform their guest driving into the estate to provide their particulars and the Housing Unit they wish to visit to the guard on duty at the guardhouse. Visitors are only allowed to park at the designated visitor parking lots at the surface car park, subject to availability. Guest vehicles found parked at the basement car park will be wheel-clamped and release of the clamp shall be subject to payment of the administrative fees.
- Visitor's car must display the Visitor Chit clearly on their vehicle dashboard. Visitor's car is only allowed to park between the hours of 6.00am to 12.00midnight in the estate. Overnight parking is strictly prohibited unless prior approval has been obtained from the Management subject to per vehicle per unit and will be subject to a maximum of three days continuous parking in a month. The same visitor car shall not be allowed to repeat the application under a different unit in the same month.Request for extension beyond the stated period may be considered on a case-to-case basis.
- The Management staff or authorised persons shall be empowered to clamp and/or tow any vehicle immediately without notice if found parked in an unauthorised place or parked without a valid transponder or Visitor Chit or parked without the requisite written authorisation of the Management or causing obstruction and parking improperly.
- The clamp may be released upon the payment, in cash, of an administration fee of S$100.00 or the towing fee.
- If the vehicle is parked with the wheel clamp overnight or for more than one day, the wheel clamp shall only be removed on payment of a surcharge of S$25.00 per day in addition to the aforesaid payment.
- Handicap lots are strictly reserved for use by vehicles bearing the Handicap Sticker/ Logo. Vehicles without the Handicap sticker/logo caught parking in these lots will be wheel-clamped and owners will have to pay the administrative fee for release of the clamp.
- All vehicles are parked in the premises at the owner's risk and the Management undertakes no responsibility and shall not be liable in any matters whatsoever for any misdemeanour, loss or damages to any motor vehicle, its accessories or to the contents therein.
- Only household pets may be kept by residents. Livestock, poultry and other non-household pets shall not be allowed in the apartments and condominium.
All pet owners shall observe the following rules:
- Pets shall not be allowed in the Common Areas except when kept in restraint.
- Pets shall not be allowed in or about the recreation facilities and clubhouse.
- Pets shall not cause nuisance or unreasonable disturbance to other residents.
- It is the responsibility of the pet owners to ensure that pet droppings are promptly, hygienically and suitably disposed off.
Holding of customary or traditional rites (e.g. Funeral wakes) are not allowed within the condominium compound.
Other House Rules
Advertisements of any form are not permitted to be displayed from balconies or windows of apartments units or anywhere in the common areas. Residents or their guests should not distribute any flyer to any apartment unit or through letter boxes.
Extracts of the building Maintenance & Strata management act
When you buy an apartment in a strata-titled development, you are automatically bound by the Building Maintenance & Strata Management Act ("the Act"). The Regulations made under the Act and the By-laws are enforceable and in operation when the Management Corporation is constituted. The Management Corporation comes into existence upon the registration of the Strata Title Plan with the Registrar of Titles. This part of the Resident's Guide will therefore tell you about your rights and duties as the Subsidiary Proprietor of a strata-titled home unit.
You may view this Act at: http://statutes.agc.gov.sg
The following paragraphs will list your main rights and duties as a Subsidiary Proprietor.
As a Subsidiary Proprietor, your rights include:
- To receive notices of general meetings at the appropriate time provided you have informed the Management Corporation of your ownership and address. You can submit items for consideration (ample notice to be given) and have your say and vote, subject to the limits imposed by a mortgagee's voting rights;
- To appoint a proxy representative to speak and vote on your behalf at general meetings, provided you have paid up your maintenance contributions in full and served the requisite notices on the Management Corporation;
- To join with other Subsidiary Proprietors and request for the First Annual General Meeting upon formation of the Management Corporation;
- To stand for elections into the Council unless in arrears;
- To attend council meetings as an observer if not elected as a Council Member;
- To access all records and documents of the Management Corporation upon payment of a prescribed fee;
- To apply to the Strata Titles Board to adjudicate over certain disputes or other matters involving the Management Corporation or other Subsidiary Proprietors
Your duties as a Subsidiary Proprietor include the following:
- To comply, among other things, with the By-laws set out in the Regulations, and any other By-laws passed by the Management Corporation at a general meeting from time to time;
- Not to interfere with the support, shelter and services to other units and to maintain the services within your own unit in good repair;
- Not to interfere with the passage or provision of water, sewerage, drainage, gas, electricity, refuse and other services serving other units through or by means of any pipes, wires, cables or ducts laid through your unit;
- Not to use or enjoy your unit in such a manner or for such a purpose as to interfere unreasonably with the use or enjoyment of the common property by the Occupier of another unit or any other person entitled to the use and enjoyment of the common property;
- To allow the Management Corporation to enter your unit upon reasonable notice (or without notice in an emergency) to carry out work required of it; any person who obstructs or hinders a Management Corporation in the exercise of any power shall be guilty of an offence;
- To pay your maintenance contributions on time without demand. Subsidiary Proprietors are to note that interest is payable after 14 days from the due date (for the period prior to the formation of the Management Corporation), or after 30 days from the due date (for the period after the formation of the Management Corporation);
- To give written notice of change of address within Singapore for the service of notices on him to the Management Corporation so that its records will be updated;
- Not to make any alterations to the windows installed in the external walls;
- Not to make any alterations or additions to any balcony and roof terrace without the written approval of the Management Corporation and obtain the approval of the relevant building authority;
- Not to use your unit for any purpose which may be injurious to the reputation of the strata titled development;
- Not to alter the structure of your unit.
You should also know a little about share value allotment. They represent your "Shareholding" in the Management Corporation and they are listed on the Strata Title Plan. They are also listed in the Strata Roll kept by the Management Corporation. They are important because they determine the following in relation to your apartment:
- Your quantum of undivided share in the common property;
- Your voting right at general meetings when a poll is demanded;
- Your liability for maintenance contributions.
Management f The Strata Titled Development
Prior to the formation of the Management Corporation and within twelve months starting from the date the Management Corporation is constituted, the Developer is assisted in the administration, management and upkeep of the common property of The Luxurie by an appointed Managing Agent.
The Managing Agent is remunerated under a contractual arrangement. A list of qualified Managing Agents can be obtained from the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.
The security, cleaning and maintenance contractors are engaged on behalf of the Management Corporation. The Managing Agent is responsible for the performance of these contractors. The Managing Agent shall also advise the Management Corporation on the provisions of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act, where necessary.
Repair And Maintenance Responsibilities
This section defines the scope of repair and maintenance responsibilities of the Subsidiary Proprietors and the Management Corporation.
After the one year Defects Liability Period, responsibility for repairs and maintenance of the building comes under the Subsidiary Proprietors and the Management Corporation.
As a Subsidiary Proprietor, you own the 'airspace' enclosed within the perimeter walls, floors and ceilings of your apartment. The common boundary of your unit with another unit or with the common property shall be the centre of the floor, wall, ceiling, as the case may be.
You are required to refrain from undermining the support, shelter and services to other units and have a duty to maintain the services within your unit in good repair. Should it be necessary, the Management Corporation may carry out repair or renewal works in a unit and any person who obstructs or hinders the Management Corporation in the exercise of its power may be guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.
All parts of the land and building that do not fall within the boundaries of any of the individually owned strata lots are the 'Common Property'. It includes most of the structure of the building, staircases, lifts, lift lobbies, landscape areas and any communal facilities. Individual owners own the common property as tenants-in-common, and as such are liable for its upkeep and good condition.
Extracts of the Prescribed By-Laws of Building Maintenance (Strata Management) Regulations Governing the Use and Enjoyment of the Development.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not upon the parcel create any noise likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot or of any person lawfully using the Common Property.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not
- Park or leave; or
- Permit any invitees of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot to park or leave, any motor vehicle or other vehicle on the common property except with the prior written approval of the Management Corporation.
- The Management Corporation shall not unreasonably withhold its approval to the parking or leaving of a motor vehicle or vehicle on the common property
Obstruction of common property
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not obstruct the lawful use of the Common Property by any person.
Damage to lawns, etc on common property
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not:
- damage any lawn, garden, trees, shrub, plant or flower being part of or situated upon the Common Property; or
- use for his own purposes as a garden any portion of the Common Property.
ALTERATION OR DAMAGE TO COMMON PROPERTY
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not mark, paint, drive nails or screws or the like into, or otherwise damage or deface, any structure that forms part of the common property except with the prior written approval of the Management Corporation.
- An approval given by the Management Corporation under paragraph (1) shall not authorise any additions to the common property.
This by-law shall not prevent a Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot, or a personal authorised by such Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier from installing
- Any locking or other safety device for the protection of the Subsidiary Proprietor's or Occupier's lot against intruders or to improve safety within that lot; or
- Any screen or other device to prevent entry of animals or insects on the lot;
- Any structure or device to prevent harm to children; or
- Any device used to affix decorative items to the internal surfaces of wall in the Subsidiary Proprietor's or Occupier's lot.
- Any such locking or safety device, screen, other device or structure must be installed in a competent and proper manner and must have an appearance, after it has been installed, in keeping with such guidelines as the Management Corporation may prescribe regarding such installations, and with the appearance of the rest of the building.
A Subsidiary Proprietor and Occupier of a lot shall
- Maintain and keep in a state of good and serviceable repair any installation or structure referred to in paragraph (3) notwithstanding that it forms part of the common property and services of the lot; and
- Repair any damage caused to any part of the common property by the installation or removal of any locking or safety device, screen, other device or structure referred to in paragraph (3) notwithstanding it forms part of the common property and services of the lot.
Permission to carry out alterations
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not make alteration to the windows installed in the external walls of the subdivided building without having obtained the approval in writing of the Management Corporation.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not make any alterations or additions to any balcony of his lot without the written approval of the Management Corporation.
Behavior of Subsidiary Proprietors/Occupiers
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot when upon the common property shall be adequately clothed and shall not use language or behave in a manner likely to cause offense or embarrassment to the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot or to any person lawfully using the Common Property.
Children playing on common property in building
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that any child of whom he has control when playing upon the Common Property shall not:
- cause any damage to the Common Property; and
- create any noise likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot.
Behaviour of invitees
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that his invitees do not behave in a manner likely to interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot or of any person lawfully using the Common Property.
Depositing rubbish, etc, on common property
A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not deposit or throw on the common property any rubbish, dirt, dust or other material or discarded item except with the prior written approval of the Management Corporation.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot who carries out any pounding of chillies or other substances for cooking purposes shall ensure that the part of the floor on which the activity is carried out is covered to an extent sufficient to prevent the transmission therefrom of noise likely to disturb the peaceful enjoyment of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot.
Storage of flammable liquids, etc
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not, except with the written approval of the Management Corporation, use or store upon his lot or upon the common property any flammable chemical, liquid, gas or other flammable material.
- This by-law shall not apply to chemicals, liquids, gases or other material used or intended to be used for domestic purposes, or any chemical, liquid, gas or other material in a fuel tank of a motor vehicle or internal combustion engine.
- Nothing in this by-law authorises any Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot to use or store upon his lot or upon the common property any flammable chemical, liquid, gas or other flammable material in a manner that would contravene any relevant written law applicable to the use or storage of such substances or materials.
Drying of Laundry
A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not, except with the prior written approval of the Management Corporation, hang any washing, towel, bedding, clothing or other article on any part of the parcel in such a way as to be visible from outside the subdivided building, other than at areas designated for the purpose and there only for a reasonable period.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall keep clean all exterior surfaces of glass in windows and doors on the boundary of the lot which are not common property, unless
- The Management Corporation resolves that it will keep the glass or specified part of the glass clean; or
- That glass or part of the glass cannot be accessed by the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of the lot safely or at all.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot within a Strata Title Plan that has chutes or shared receptacles for the disposal of refuse or for recyclable material or waste shall:
ensure that before any refuse is thrown into the chutes it is securely wrapped in plastic bags or other similar materials; and
- In the case of refuse, securely wrapped in plastic bags or other similar materials; or
- The case of recyclable material or waste intended for recycling, separated and prepared in accordance with the applicable recycling guidelines; and
- Not to dispose of any large object into the chutes which may obstruct the free fall of refuse in the chutes.
A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot within a Strata Title Plan that does not have any chute or shared receptacle for the disposal of refuse or for recyclable material or waste
- Shall maintain such receptacles within his lot, or on such part of the common property as may be authorised by the Management Corporation, in clean and dry condition and (except in the case of receptacles for recyclable material) adequately covered;
- Shall ensure that before refuse, recyclable material or waste is placed in the receptacle it is securely wrapped or, in the case of tins or other containers, completely drained or, in the case of recyclable material or waste intended for recycling, separated and prepared in accordance with the applicable recycling guidelines;
- For the purpose of having the refuse collected, shall place the receptacle within an area designated for that purpose by the Management Corporation and at a time not more than one hour before the time at which refuse, recyclable material or waste is normally collected;
- When the refuse has been collected shall promptly return the receptacle to his lot or other area referred to in sub-paragraph (a);
- Shall not place anything in the receptacle of the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of any other lot except with the permission of that Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier; and
- Shall promptly remove anything which he or the refuse or recycling collector may have spilled from the receptacle and shall take such action as may be necessary to clean the area within which that thing was so spilled.
- Nothing in this by-law requires any Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot to dispose of any chemical, biological, toxic or other hazardous waste in a manner that would contravene any relevant written law applicable to the disposal of such waste.
Keeping of animals
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not keep any animal upon his lot or the Common Property which may cause annoyance to the Subsidiary Proprietors or Occupiers of other lots.
Duty to maintain lot
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall maintain his lot including all sanitary fittings, water, gas, electrical and air-conditioning pipes and apparatus thereof in a good condition so as not to cause annoyance to the Subsidiary Proprietors or Occupiers of other lots.
Lot not to be used for purpose injurious to reputation of building
A Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot shall not use his lot for any purpose (illegal or otherwise) which may be injurious to the reputation of the subdivided building.
Prevention of Fire and other Hazards
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not do anything or permit any of his invitees to do anything on the lot or common property that is likely to affect the operation of fire safety devices in the parcel or to reduce the level of fire safety in the lots or common property.
- A Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not do anything or permit any of his invitees to do anything on the lot or common property that is likely to create a hazard or danger to the Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of another lot or any person lawfully using the common area.
- Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (2), a Subsidiary Proprietor or an Occupier of a lot shall not place, put up or display any article or object on or by any window or on any balcony of, or outside, the lot in a manner which is likely to cause any damage to property or injury to life to any person lawfully using the common property. contravene any relevant written law applicable to the disposal of such waste.
Control on hours of operation & use of facilities
The Management Corporation may, by special resolution, make any of the following determinations if it considers the determination appropriate for the control, management, administration, use or enjoyment of the common property, comprised in its Strata Title Plan:
- That commercial or business activities may be conducted on the common property only during certain times;
- That facilities situated on the common property may be used only during certain times or on certain conditions
- Every Subsidiary Proprietor and Occupier of a lot shall comply with a determination referred to in paragraph (1).
Provision of amenities or services
The Management Corporation may, by special resolution, determine to enter into arrangements for the provision of all or any of the following amenities or services to one or more of the lots, or to the Subsidiary Proprietors or Occupiers of one or more of the lots comprised in its Strata Title Plan:
- Security services;
- Garbage disposal and recycling services;
- Cleaning or domestic services;
- Promotional services or advertising.
- If a Management Corporation makes a resolution referred to in paragraph (1) to provide an amenity or service to a lot or to Subsidiary Proprietor or Occupier of a lot, the Management Corporation must indicate in the resolution the amount for which, or the conditions on which, it will provide the amenity or service.
The insurance requirements of a subdivided building are different from the general insurance requirements of private homes. This is because of a division of insurance responsibilities between the Developer (subsequently the Management Corporation when formed) and the Subsidiary Proprietor. It is important that Subsidiary Proprietors are aware of the nature of this division so that they may effect necessary coverage. This section explains the coverage held by the Developer (subsequently the Management Corporation when formed) and will highlight special insurance requirements for the Subsidiary Proprietors and Occupiers of a lot.
The Developer (subsequently the Management Corporation when formed) is required to effect the following policies:
- a damage policy (building insurance);
- a public liability policy;
- a workmen's compensation policy
The damage policy insures "the subdivided building", means a contract of insurance providing, in the event of the subdivided building being destroyed or damaged by fire, lightning, explosion or any other occurrence specified in the policy. There is a definition in Section 69 of the Act which enables you to determine what is comprised in the building. In essence, the "subdivided building" includes:
- Subsidiary Proprietors' improvements and Subsidiary Proprietors' fixtures forming part of the subdivided building other than paint, wallpaper and temporary wall, floor and ceiling coverings.
- A building consisting entirely of common property; and
- Anything prescribed as forming part of a building for the purposes of this definition, but does not include
- Fixtures removable by a lessee at the expiration of a tenancy; or
- Anything prescribed as not forming part of a subdivided building for the purposes of this definition.
It follows that the contents of the apartment are not covered. Using the information from the preceding paragraph, it is clear that a Subsidiary Proprietors or Occupiers of a lot will have to effect their own "contents" insurance in respect of their units.
The Act also specifies that the Management Corporation obtains cover against damage to property, death or bodily injury occurring upon the common property. The insurance effected shall be for a cover of such amount that is not less than an amount prescribed by the regulations. The workmen's compensation cover is the usual cover against work related injuries caused to workers employed by the Management Corporation (e.g. tradesmen, cleaners, etc.). Such are effected by reason of the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act.
Subsidiary Proprietors who take up loan schemes for their purchase would also be required in some cases to obtain an insurance policy to protect the mortgagee, or the amount of the mortgage outstanding, in the event that the apartment is damaged or destroyed. Section 73 of the Act provides further details in this matter.
Pest Control - Subterranean Termites
While the building substructure is treated to prevent potential routes for termites' entry, there are other possible means by which termites may enter the premises. One of these is the importation of termites, usually inadvertently done when homeowners bring infested materials to their premises.
It is strongly advised that owners engage professional pest control agents to regularly service/check their premises to prevent such infestation.
Evidence of Termite Infestations
- Wood damaged by termites always has remains of mud tubes attached to wood galleries or tunnels in any irregular pattern. In the case of an active colony, white termites may be found in infested wood.
- The presence of flying winged males and females or their shed wings inside the building may indicate an infestation.
- The presence of mud or shelter tubes extending from the ground to the woodwork or the foundation walls may also indicate infestation.
Supplementary By Laws
By Law For Butterworth 8 Condominium (Dated 6 January 2007)
In accordance to the special resolution carried out at the 1st Annual General Meeting of the Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2934 held on 6th January 2007 at 2nd Level at Lion City Hotel Chrysanthemum Room, Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 436950.
Supplementary By Law
- A council shall cause a notice board to be affixed to some part of the common property.
- A subsidiary proprietor or occupier shall not make any alteration to the windows installed in the external walls of the subdivided building without having obtained the prior approval in writing of the management corporation.
- A subsidiary proprietor or occupier of a lot shall not make any alterations or additions to any balcony of his lot without the prior written approval of the Management Corporation.
- A subsidiary proprietor or occupier of a lot who carries out any pounding of chillies or other substances for cooking purposes shall ensure that the part of the floor on which the activity is carried out is covered to an extent sufficient to prevent the transmission therefrom of noise likely to disturb the peaceful enjoyment of the subsidiary proprietor or occupier of another lot.
By Law For Butterworth 8 Condominium (Dated 29 March 2008)
In accordance to the special resolution carried out at the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2934 held on 29th March 2008 at 2nd Level at Lion City Hotel Palm Room, Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 436950.
Supplementary By Law
The following clauses were unanimously adopted as Supplementary By-Laws with regard to the use of wheel clamp device on illegally parked vehicles in estate:
- A subsidiary Proprietor shall not park or leave any vehicle on the common property (excluding designated parking lots) without the approval of the Management; and
- Any vehicle that is parked in the reserves car park lot must display at all times, a valid car park transponder and/or label issued for that vehicle and for the apartment unit, otherwise one or more of its wheels will be locked by a wheel-clamp device; and
- Any vehicle that is parked in an unauthorized area or in any manner causing obstruction or in such manner as to amount to a violation of the rules herein is liable to have one or more of its wheels locked by wheel-clamp device; and
- The Management shall not be responsible or liable for any damages howsoever caused to any vehicles immobilized by its agents or anyone so authorized arising from the breach of the By-Laws; and
- The registered owner/driver of any vehicle immobilized shall pay a fee of S$100.00 to have the wheel-clamp device removed, failing which the vehicle shall remain immobilized; and
- If the vehicle is parked with the wheel clamp overnight or for more than one day, the wheel clamp shall only be removed on payment of a surcharge of S$25.00 per day in addition to the aforesaid payment.
By Law For Butterworth 8 Condominium (Dated 18 April 2009)
In accordance to the special resolution carried out at the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2934 held on 18th April 2009 at Multi-Purpose Hall, Butterworth 8 Condo, 6 Butterworth Lane Singapore 439422.
Supplementary By Law – (Extracted From 3rd AGM)
- It was declared that with effect from 1 June 2009 a parking fee of $50/- per month or such other amount as the meeting may decide be levied on residents for parking of their second and subsequent cars registered with and approved by the Management and that the payment of such fees be due and payable quarterly in advance on the first day of June, September, December and March.
By Law For Butterworth 8 Condominium (Dated 30 April 2016)
In accordance to the special resolution carried out at the 10th Annual General Meeting of the Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2934 held on 30th April 2016 at Multi-Purpose Hall, Butterworth 8 Condo, 6 Butterworth Lane Singapore 439422.
Supplementary By Law
The following clauses were unanimously adopted as Supplementary By-Laws with regard to the late payment interest imposed.
- All payments made by a subsidiary proprietor shall be applied strictly in the following manner and the subsidiary proprietor shall have no rights to request otherwise;
- Firstly , in payment of all outstanding levies, licence fees and any other monies due from the subsidiary proprietors to the Management Corporation;
- Secondly, in payment of all outstanding legal costs on an indemnity basis owing to the Management Corporation by the subsidiary proprietor;
- Thirdly, in payment of all outstanding interest;
- Fourthly, in payment of all outstanding contributions to the sinking fund,
- Lastly, in payment of all outstanding contributions to the management fund.
- Booking for the used of the BBQ facility can be made one (1) month in advance upon payment of a non-refundable administrative fee of $10.00. The BBQ Pit is to be handed over to the Management Corporation in a clean and satisfactory condition as determined by the Management Corporation. The Resident will be liable for cleaning cost incurred and/or cost of reinstatement for damages caused.