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Differences between JMB and MC: 5 things you should know

The general understanding is that both the Joint Management Body (JMB) and Management Corporation (MC) are entrusted with the powers and responsibilities to manage common areas of stratified developments, enforce by-laws and collect maintenance charges and contributions to the sinking fund and others. But how is the JMB different from an MC?

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Can one rate fit all?

Complicating things further, common property such as facilities in a mixed-use strata development may either be shared by all the parcels in a strata development, or exclusively designated for certain components only.

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Beware of over-enforcement

If any sum remains unpaid by the defaulter, the Management Bodies may file a claim in a Court of Law or in the Strata Management Tribunal. Once an Award is given by the Tribunal, it is a criminal offence if the person named in the claim does not comply with the Award.

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