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No. S 812
Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act
Housing Developers (Amendment) Rules 2005
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 22 of the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act, the Minister for National Development hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Housing Developers (Amendment) Rules 2005 and shall come into operation on 15th December 2005.
Amendment of rule 2
2.  Rule 2 of the Housing Developers Rules (R 1) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended ––
(a)
by deleting the definitions of “building” and “Building Authority” and substituting the following definitions:
“ “building” includes any completed building, or any building partially completed or to be erected, whether or not intended for any strata subdivision in accordance with any permission or authorisation for strata subdivision granted under the Planning Act (Cap. 232);
“Commissioner of Buildings” means the Commissioner of Buildings appointed under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004 (Act 47 of 2004);
“Commissioner of Building Control” means the Commissioner of Building Control appointed under the Building Control Act (Cap. 29);”; and
(b)
by deleting the definition of “strata title plan” and substituting the following definition:
“ “strata title plan” has the same meaning as in the Land Titles (Strata) Act;”.
Amendment of rule 3
3.  Rule 3 of the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “Building Authority” in paragraph (f) and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control”.
Amendment of rule 10
4.  Rule 10 of the principal Rules is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph (3), the following paragraph:
(4)  Where the number of parking spaces to be provided in a housing project is less than the number of units in the housing project, the housing developer shall, before accepting a booking fee from an intending purchaser for an option to purchase a unit in that housing project —
(a)
notify the intending purchaser that information on the number of parking spaces and units in that housing project is available for his inspection at a specified place and during specified hours free of charge; and
(b)
make available such information for inspection at the specified place and during the specified hours if so requested by that intending purchaser.”.
Amendment of rule 14
5.  Rule 14(1) of the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “Building Authority” in sub‑paragraph (c) and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control”.
Amendment of Schedule
6.  The Schedule to the principal Rules is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately below the words “Expiry date of Option:” in FORM B, the following words:
#Housing Project:
The housing project known as _____, of which the Property forms part, and which is *built/being built/to be built on Government Resurvey Lot No. ___ of *Town Subdivision/Mukim _____ Singapore
#Number of units in the Housing Project: _____
#Number of parking spaces in the Housing Project: _____”;
(b)
by deleting the item “No. of Building Plans Approved by Building Authority: BP No. ___” in Form B and substituting the following item:
  No. of Building Plans Approved by
  Commissioner of Building Control: BP No._________”;
(c)
by inserting, immediately after the existing footnote in FORM B, the following footnote:
#Applicable if the number of parking spaces is less than the number of units in the Housing Project.
”;
(d)
by deleting the definition of “Building Authority” in clause 1.1.1 of Form D and substituting the following definition:
“ “Commissioner of Building Control” means the Commissioner of Building Control appointed under the Building Control Act (Cap. 29);”;
(e)
by deleting the words “Building Authority under section 20 of” in the definition of “Certificate of Statutory Completion” in clause 1.1.1 of Form D and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control under”;
(f)
by deleting the definition of “Commissioner of Buildings” in clause 1.1.1 of Form D and substituting the following definition:
“ “Commissioner of Buildings” means the Commissioner of Buildings appointed under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004 (Act 47 of 2004);”;
(g)
by deleting the words “Building Authority under section 20 of” in the definition of “Temporary Occupation Permit” in clause 1.1.1 of Form D and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control under”;
(h)
by deleting the words “Building Authority” wherever they appear in the following clauses of Form D and substituting in each case the words “Commissioner of Building Control”:
Clauses 9.1, 9.2, 10.1, 10.2(a), 10.3, 11.2, 13.3(b), 14.1, 15.2, 15.4 and 18.1;
(i)
by deleting the definition of “Building Authority” in clause 1.1.1 of Form E and substituting the following definition:
“ “Commissioner of Building Control” means the Commissioner of Building Control appointed under the Building Control Act (Cap. 29);”;
(j)
by deleting the words “Building Authority under section 20 of” in the definition of “Certificate of Statutory Completion” in clause 1.1.1 of Form E and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control under”;
(k)
by deleting the definition of “Commissioner of Buildings” in clause 1.1.1 of Form E and substituting the following definition:
“ “Commissioner of Buildings” means the Commissioner of Buildings appointed under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004 (Act 47 of 2004);”;
(l)
by deleting the words “Building Authority under section 20 of” in the definition of “Temporary Occupation Permit” in clause 1.1.1 of Form E and substituting the words “Commissioner of Building Control under”;
(m)
by deleting the words “Building Authority” wherever they appear in the following clauses of Form E and substituting in each case the words “Commissioner of Building Control”:
Clauses 9.1, 9.2(a), 9.3, 10.2, 12.3(b), 14.1, 15.2, 15.4 and 18.1;
(n)
by inserting, immediately below the words “Description of common property:” under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF HOUSING PROJECT” in Form E, the following words:
  *Total number of parking spaces:”; and
(o)
by inserting, at the end of FORM E, the following footnote:
  *Applicable if the number of parking spaces is less than the number of units in the Housing Project.”.
Saving provision
7.  Rule 6(n) and (o) do not apply to an agreement for the sale and purchase of a unit in a housing project if the option for such purchase is granted before 15th December 2005, and the agreement for such sale and purchase shall be in Form E in the Schedule to the Housing Developers Rules in force immediately before that date.
[ND202/1-57; AG/LEG/SL/130/2004/1 Vol. 1]