What’s worse, residents continued to pay their service and conservancy charges during this time.
The standstill was recently resolved.
But residents have been left wondering about the S&CC that they’ve paid during this time.
The Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project at Upper Serangoon Road falls under the purview of AHPETC, which is currently embroiled in fund mismanagement saga.
But, it had been involved in an impasse with the HDB over maintenance documents such as drawings of water supply and gas pipes and lift maintenance schedule.
HDB director for land administration Koo-Lee Sook Chin said AHPETC “refused to perform its duty until the developer handed over a list of documents and items specified by (the town council)”.
The HDB added that the documents requested were not necessary for AHPETC to carry out its daily maintenance activities, and that the DBSS developer had to proactively help clean up the estate.
Some residents claim that AHPETC continued to collect S&CC, saying that it’s on behalf of the HDB.
Others say they just flatly stopped paying S&CC.
The HDB says it hasn’t collected any of the S&CC from AHPETC.
AHPETC has not commented on what it intends to do with the S&CC collected.
From next month, AHPETC says it will fulfil its duty to manage common property in public housing estates as stipulated under the Town Council Act.