Water must be flowing and electricity running when handing over Vacant Possession: says Court of Law

The Delivery of Vacant Possession (VP) under Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (HDA 1966) has presented a perennial question to purchasers: Why are the purchasers being delivered purportedly completed housing property that could not be occupied due to not having an actual supply of running water and electricity?       Under the current act, which is to be read together with the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989 (HDR 1989), the developer is supposed to conduct the delivery of VP of the completed property to the purchasers with water and electricity supply ‘ready for connection’.