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Are they the same? 

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And another term Property Manager? Are they all the same??

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I got the answer: JMB - before the strata title is issued. MC - after strata title is issued. Both having similar duties and responsibilities ie. ensure proper upkeep and maintenance of common properties and the entire property/development.

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before issuance of strata title the building can be either managed by the developer building management team or some of them outsource to building management companies... 

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What is JMB?

JMB is a corporate body, having a common seal comprising of the developer and/or their Developer representative and together with the purchasers to undertaken the Joint Management of the building and common property.

What are the duties of JMB?

The duties of JMB are as below:

a) Maintain the common property and keep it in good serviceable repair;
b) Determine an impose charges for maintenance of common property;
c) Insure the building;
d) Comply with notices and orders by local authorities;
e) Prepare and maintain a register of all purchasers;
f) Ensure that the Building Maintenance fund is audited and provide financial statement to purchasers;
g) Enforce House Rules;
h) Consists of 5 to 12 elected purchasers and developer;

What are the duties of developer?

Duty of Developer is to convene the first meeting of Joint Management body within 12 months from the date of VP;
Agenda for the 1st Meeting of JMB
a) Election of Office Bearers of the Committee (under JMB)
b) Confirm taking over of insurance effected by developer
c) Determine amount of maintenance fund
d) Determine rate of interest for late payment charges
e) Any other matters on maintenance and management of the building and common property.

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@imronaldsoo Is there any salary for committee member or chairman?


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@6011_3531_5354 there's no salary for jmb members but youll get some small amount of money for attending monthly meeting for certain condos

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@jaret6127_prop then what is the actual job the resident committee need to do?

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Compared to JMB for residential highrise... there is a new breed of JMB for Strata Titled commercial shoplots... minus the need for security fee, sinking fund, share facilities but still need to purchase joint insurance and submit annual accounts to Commisioner of Building Unit (COB.

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@domng so complecated? then people without those experience cant volunteer to join?

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Volunteer of not, that person must dedicated and trustworthy. It is easy once you know what is required from the authorities such as COB and how to keep every owner in the same PTD engaged and informed of any decision which may affect their property... well, there are management companies who rather you not now all these... so that they can manage for you, for a fee ofcourse.

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@domng just become one of the committee and discover a lot of insight about current management issue.

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@6011_3531_5354 

I was involved for awhile in a residential association. It is no fun having to deal with all sort of people from all walk of life.

Worst part is, there are some people who think the committee member actually make money out of the community funds, which is very appalling.

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@domng resident pick the committee member, if they interest to audit how people work, then they should join in also.

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My personal experience... there are several types of owners: 1) Passive (buy and keep vacant for long term) 2) Active owners (buy and hope to rent out/sale) 3) Buy for own use. Committee members are usually from No 2 or No 3 only... No 1 is virtually unreachable or dormant owners. Just my own observation above. No offense or reference to any owners out there.