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Updated: 12/26/2012 02:43 | By Channel NewsAsia

BCA to look into Sembawang homes affected by cracks

BCA to look into Sembawang homes affected by cracks


BCA to look into Sembawang homes affected by cracks

SINGAPORE: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is looking into the concerns of some residents in Sembawang who have suffered damage to their properties.

Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs as well as MP for the area K Shanmugam visited the homes of affected residents along Jalan Legundi, Jalan Derum and Sembong Road on Sunday and posted photos of the damage on his Facebook page.

At least 13 households have complained of cracks in their homes.

Mr Shanmugam said the cracks seem to have occurred after work started on a nearby development.

The minister has asked BCA to arrange for the developer to repair the homes with more serious damage first before Chinese New Year.

He also added that there would be a need to look at legal solutions if the developer does not accept responsibility.

A dialogue with the developer to address the concerns of residents is expected in two weeks.

— CNA/jc

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