Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Castle Green Condominium MC names late-payers of conservancy fees

The Castle Green Condominium management committee has been pasting lists of residents' names on notice boards next to letter-boxes and in lifts at the blocks where they live, including the amounts - ranging from over $1,000 to $10,000 - they owed. Man, when I read about it from Straits Times, the first question comes to my mind: is it defamation if the announcement is only about facts??? I don't think so.

Nevertheless I think the management committee of this The Castle Green condo might better be saying goodbye very soon. I don't think their action of naming (and shaming) the inconsiderate, lazy debtors is a popular one. It's right, alright. But ain't popular.

A CONDOMINIUM in Yio Chu Kang has resorted to publicly naming residents who are late in paying their maintenance fees, in what is seen as the infamous 'Owe$Pay$' tactic being used by loan sharks.

The Castle Green Condominium management committee has been pasting lists of residents' names on notice boards next to letter-boxes and in lifts at the blocks where they live, including the amounts - ranging from over $1,000 to $10,000 - they owed, reported The New Paper on Tuesday.

Next to each list is a notice warning that legal action may be taken against those who fail to pay up the late monthly maintenance fee, which is about $700 every quarter for residents in the 664-unit condo along Yio Chu Kang Road. Owners of bigger units have to pay more.

From Straits Times, "Name and shame".

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