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Transfer of housing accommodation on death of owner within 10 years of issue of temporary occupation permit
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—(1)  The transmission on the death of the owner, whether testate or intestate, or any transfer by the personal representatives of a deceased owner of a housing accommodation under the executive condominium scheme within 10 years of the date of issue of the temporary occupation permit in respect of the housing accommodation shall not be registered under the provisions of the Land Titles Act (Cap. 157) without the prior written consent of the Minister.
(2)  Where the Minister refuses to give his consent under subsection (1), the Minister may lodge an instrument with the Registrar of Titles to have the housing accommodation vested in the Board.
(3)  Where —
(a)
no representation has been taken out under the will or on the intestacy of a deceased owner of a housing accommodation under the executive condominium scheme within 12 months from the death of the owner;
(b)
representation has been taken out but the personal representatives do not apply for the Minister’s consent for the transmission or transfer of the housing accommodation within 6 months from the date of representation; or
(c)
the Minister’s consent for the transmission or transfer of the housing accommodation has been obtained but the transmission or transfer of the housing accommodation is not effected within the period specified by the Minister,
the Minister may lodge an instrument with the Registrar of Titles to have the housing accommodation vested in the Board.
(4)  Where the Minister decides to lodge an instrument under subsection (2) or (3) to have the housing accommodation vested in the Board, the Minister shall —
(a)
serve a written notice on the personal representatives of the deceased owner of, and on all persons known or believed to have an interest or estate in, the housing accommodation; and
(b)
in the case where no representation is taken out, serve a written notice on all persons known or believed to have an interest or estate in the housing accommodation and affix a copy thereof on a conspicuous part of the housing accommodation,
of his intention to lodge with the Registrar of Titles an instrument of vesting under subsection (2) or (3) and of the compensation to be paid by the Board therefor and the date on which the instrument will be lodged as aforesaid, not being a date earlier than 28 days after the date of service of the notice.
(5)  The Registrar of Titles shall register any instrument lodged under subsection (2) or (3) without being concerned to inquire into its regularity or validity, and upon its registration —
(a)
the title to or the estate or interest in the housing accommodation shall vest in the Board without further assurance free from all encumbrances (save such subsisting covenants, conditions or restrictions, if any, as may be binding on the Board); and
(b)
the Registrar of Titles shall cancel the registration of any mortgage, charge or assurance thereby overreached and any caveat protecting a mortgage, charge or assurance registered or notified on the land-register.
(6)  On the expiry of a period of 28 days after the date of service of the notice referred to in subsection (4), where the personal representatives do not consent to receive the compensation, or where representation has not been taken out under a will or intestacy of the deceased owner, or where there are conflicting claims to the compensation to be paid by the Board, the Board shall apply to the High Court ex parte by originating summons, supported by an affidavit, for an order to deposit the amount of the compensation in court and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Rules of Court for the time being in force, the High Court may make such an order.
(7)  The amount of compensation to be paid by the Board for any housing accommodation vested in the Board under this section and the order of priority for the payment of such compensation shall be prescribed by the Minister.
(8)  The Board may deduct, from any compensation payable in respect of any housing accommodation vested in the Board under this section, any administrative and legal costs reasonably incurred, and may withhold such compensation until the Board has taken possession of the housing accommodation.
(9)  Where any housing accommodation has been vested in the Board under this section, the Board may proceed to take possession of the housing accommodation on the expiry of a period of 30 days after the date of service of a notice on the persons referred to in subsection (4)(a) and (b) and if any of the officers or agents of the Board is opposed or impeded in taking possession under this section of any housing accommodation, the Board may take such measures as are necessary to have the occupiers evicted from the housing accommodation and to enforce the surrender of the same and to remove all things and other movable property found therein.
(10)  Any housing accommodation vested in the Board under this section or section 9 shall be sold by the Board to such person and for such consideration as the Minister may determine.