—(1) The Controller may at any time carry out an investigation into any housing project and may, after consultation with the relevant Government authorities, give directions in writing pursuant to section 23 of the Act to require the housing developer of the housing project —
to comply with the requirements of the Commissioner of Building Control or other relevant authorities which are conditions precedent to the issue of the temporary occupation permits or the certificates of statutory completion for the units in the housing project sold by the housing developer within such time as the Controller may appoint;
to employ registered surveyors to carry out the necessary surveys and to prepare the necessary plans for the housing project for submission to the Chief Surveyor appointed under the Boundaries and Survey Maps Act (Cap. 25) within such time as the Controller may appoint;
to discharge any mortgage (whether legal or equitable) or any charge of or on the land on which the housing project is carried out, or to repay either partially or in full any sums of money advanced to the housing developer under a mortgage of the land on which the housing project is carried out, within such time as the Controller may appoint; and
where the housing developer has failed to complete the sale of a unit in the housing project on or before the date appointed for the completion of the sale and purchase of the unit, to complete the sale of the unit in the housing project within such time as may be appointed by the Controller.
(2) Any direction given by the Controller pursuant to paragraph (1)(g) shall not prejudice the right of a purchaser to claim liquidated damages for the developer’s failure to complete the sale of any unit in a housing project on or before the date appointed for completion.