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Building Owners & Owner's Corporations

Legal liabilities

Under the Minor Works Control System, building owners may themselves appoint qualified PBP and / or PRC to carry out minor works or employ an agent such as a design firm to arrange for such appointment.

In general, the persons, whether the owners themselves or the agents, who arrange for the appointment of contractors will have the legal obligation to ensure that the contractor is qualified to carry out such minor works.

They may be liable to prosecution if they knowingly appoint unqualified contractors to carry out the works.

The BA may conduct random site audit checks on minor work submission to ascertain compliance with the statutory requirements and ensure the safety standard of the proposed works. The appointed person will be notified of any irregularity found. Disciplinary and prosecution actions may be taken against cases of non-compliance.