Conduct poll before forming an en bloc committee

IT IS interesting the fact that en bloc unhappiness still prevails despite last year’s new rulings.

Maybe it is time the guidelines are further tweaked to follow those of the Housing and Development Board’s Lift Upgrading System.

Before any en bloc committee is formed, the management committee should conduct a poll for every registered resident to either opt in or out of en bloc.

If 100 per cent consent is not obtained, the project should be scrapped and put on hold for three to five years.

This will be more efficient and neighbourly than forming an en bloc committee, wasting precious time and resources, and then scrapping a project when there is no majority.

David Soh Poh Huat

Source : Today – 7 May 2008

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