Terms and Conditions

  1. The Flat owner(s) must ensure the following:

a. the works are carried out only by the contractor/ supplier listed in the application form;

b. the works are carried out in compliance with the requirements of all relevant agencies/ authorities; and

c. in the event that the works pose a danger or possible danger to the public, the ceasing and removal of the works immediately at the Flat owner(s) own expense.

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) must work with the contractor/ supplier to ensure that :

a. precautionary measures are taken during the works to safeguard the safety of the neighbours and the public;

b. noisy works (including but not limited to hacking, coring, and using hand-held power tools) shall only be carried out between 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays, and shall not be carried out on weekends or public holidays; and

c. where necessary, an appropriate barricade accompanied by nylon netting is put in place on the ground floor area directly beneath the flat during the period of the works.

 

  1. All parts of the ramp must be made of non-combustible material. The exposed sides of the ramp shall be concealed with non-combustible material. Plywood is strictly prohibited.

     

  2. The ramp must not hinder the maintenance work of the Town Council. For example, the ramp:

a. must not be located on any services, such as manholes, main soil pipes, etc;

b. must not block the openings of any refuse chute;

c. must not be located in an area where it will affect the safety and security of neighbouring flats; and

d. must have sufficient space at the apron for smooth traffic flow after the installation of the ramp. This space is necessary for human traffic movement as well as the Town Council's maintenance machinery like Battery Operated Carts, etc.

 

  1. The existing reinforced concrete structures shall not be tampered with and the Flat owner(s) shall take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid damaging any existing facilities and services in the course of carrying out the proposed work. The Flat owner(s) shall be fully responsible for the installation, stability and safety of the proposed works.

     

  2. The ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter must meet the requirements/ conditions stipulated by all relevant agencies (including but not limited to the SCDF, BCA, Town Council and HDB).

 

  1. The ramp must be demountable in the event that the Town Council and other relevant government agencies require access to the common properties where the ramp is sited. This is especially important in the event of an emergency, crisis, and any other maintenance issues to all services.

     

  2. The neighbours of the Flat owner(s) (that is, a minimum of two adjacent neighbouring units or the occupants of the same floor) must be informed of the Flat owner(s)' intention to install a ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter at the main entrance, before the commencement of the works.

 

  1. The sale and purchase of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter and the works for the installation of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter are a private contract between the contractor/ supplier and the Flat owner(s). Any dispute on the sale and purchase or the works shall be resolved between the Flat owner(s) and the contractor/ supplier.

     

  2. The Flat owner(s) shall be responsible for the proper repair and maintenance of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter and shall ensure that the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter is safe for use at all times. In the event that the beneficiary of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter has no further use for the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter, the Flat owner(s) shall, at their own expense, remove the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter and reinstate the common property to its original condition or to a condition specified by HDB and/ or the Town Council.

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) shall, at their own expense, carry out any repairs or rectification work that the HDB and/ or Town Council may require, including but not limited to the reinstatement or replacement of any damaged fixtures, fittings, or any other property that is damaged in the course of, in connection with, and/ or as a result of the installation and/ or use of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter.

     

     

  2. The Flat owner(s) must ensure that any reinstatement and/ or repair and maintenance is carried out properly, and that joint inspections are arranged with the Town Council's staff after the reinstatement works have been completed.

 

  1. HDB and/ or the Town Council reserve the right to issue instructions on the works or to revoke the approval/ permission for the works. Any removal of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter and/ or reinstatement of the common property shall be at the Flat owner(s) own expense and shall be completed within 2 weeks from the date of receiving HDB's and/ or the Town Council's notice to remove and/ or notice of reinstatement.

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) shall ensure that the wheelchair lifter is serviced at least once a year or as recommended by the supplier. The Flat owner(s) shall arrange for repairs or parts replacement for the wheelchair lifter (when required) at their own expense. 

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) shall clean and maintain the area above and below the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter. The Flat owner(s) shall be responsible for any mosquito breeding that occurs or has occurred as a result of the installation and/ or use of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter.

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) shall be responsible for any damage to any property, or any injury to any person that occurs or has occurred in the course of, in connection with, and/ or as a result of the installation and/ or use of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter.

 

  1. The Flat owner(s) shall at all times indemnify, keep indemnified, and hold HDB and/ or the Town Council harmless against all actions, proceedings, suits, claims and demands which may be brought against HDB and/ or the Town Council by third parties, and against all, costs, expenses, losses (including direct, indirect, incidental and/ or consequential losses), damages (including general, special and/ or punitive damages), and fees (including all legal fees as between solicitor and client or otherwise on a full indemnity basis whether or not incurred in respect of any real, anticipated or threatened legal proceedings) howsoever caused by, arising or resulting from the installation and/ or use of the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter.

 

  1. In the event that HDB and/ or the Town Council carries out any upgrading and/ or improvement works to the flat and/ or to the common property, the Flat owner(s) shall remove the ramp/ platform/ wheelchair lifter at their own expense and shall within 2 weeks of receiving notification of the said upgrading and/ or improvement works, be prepared to facilitate such upgrading and/ or improvement works.