After waiting for 20 years, owners of Grace Court and Grace Ville can expect to get the subsidiary titles to their properties by the end of this year.
Tanjung Aru assemblyman Junz Wong disclosed that the subsidiary titles to the 315 units in Grace Court were to be printed as the sub-division process had been completed.
The titles can be issued to the owners in about three months, he told the media on Wednesday, 25 July.
"For Grace Ville, they are doing the sub-division for the 320 units now so the titles should be issued within six months. As for Grace Garden, the subsidiary titles are in the application process and could take at least 12 months to resolve" he said.
Junz said, in his opinion, 20 years is a long time for the owners to wait for the subsidiary titles to their units in the residential area.
According to Junz, he will be working with the Local Government and Housing Minister to push forward the updated Housing Enactment so that housing issues such as management corporations, subsidiary titles, all the by-laws, right of way and all matters involving developments, including commercial ones, were taken into account.
He also said that the management corporation of the three residential properties would be holding a meeting with the residents to iron out issues including the proposal to increase the management fees from 10 sen per square feet to 17 sen per square feet.
He said other issues would be about illegal renovations, AirBnB operation and the sewage plant that was supposed to be handed back to City Hall and Public Works Department (PWD).
Junz said the meeting would be held within the next two months and City Hall would act as the mediator for the residents.
Meanwhile, City Hall City Planning Department director Stanley Chong urged the management corporation to inform the local authority on owners who are operating AirBnB in the three properties.
He said this was because it is illegal to operate AirBnB in residential areas, and added that those found doing so can be charged in court.