Cove Developments gets court order to clear illegal partitions in 171 Grangeford units

Cove Development, which owns the GrangeFord condominium, has obtained a court order to reclaim some 171 apartments in the condominium.

Cove has given tenants in these units till July 22 to vacate the apartments.

This is to allow demolition works to be carried out on illegal partitions in the units.

Grangeford made headlines last month when property leasing firm Ideal Accommodation, which had been contracted to lease out the condominium, illegally converted some 141 units into 600 rooms.

Cove said it has only managed to take possession of 14 affected apartments so far, as some residents have resisted moving out.

The firm also said it will be updating authorities on the legal proceedings as well as the situation leading up to the July 27 deadline set for tearing down all the unauthorised partitions.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 17 Jul 2009