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The Community Disputes Resolution Act (CDRA) creates a new statutory tort of interfering with the enjoyment or use of places of residence. The underlying principle is that no person should cause unreasonable interference with his neighbour's enjoyment or use of that neighbour's place of residence.
The CDRA also establishes the Community Disputes Resolution Tribunal (CDRT) as part of the State Courts to hear cases under the CDRA.
As criminal provisions do
not have retrospective application, the CDRA only applies to acts committed
on or after the date it comes into force (1 October 2015).
Your neighbour is a person who:
Your neighbour does
not include a person who lives in the same place of residence as you.
Three (3) sets of the following:
Notes:(1) All non-English documents must be translated into English by a certified court interpreter or a translation verified by the affidavit of a person qualified to translate it before it may be received, filed or used in the CDRT.(2) All relevant audio or video recordings must be in CD-R or DVD-R (non-rewritable).(3) The relevant parts of all audio or video recordings tendered into evidence must be accompanied by a transcript, i.e. be reduced into writing.(4) If your claim is 31 pages or more, you must bind the pages of your claim together with plastic ring binding or plastic spine thermal binding.
An order for your neighbour to stop doing something
An order for your neighbour to do something
An order for your neighbour to apologise to you
Any other order to give effect to the above court orders
The CDRT will consider:
In deciding whether it is just and equitable for the court order to be made, the CDRT will consider:
What action can I take under CDRA?
Apply for a
Special Direction for your neighbour to comply with the court order
Magistrate's Complaint against your neighbour to privately prosecute him for breach of the Special Direction under Section 7(1) of the CDRA; or
contempt of court proceedings against your neighbour; or
Apply for an
Exclusion Order against your neighbour
Magistrate's Complaint against your neighbour to privately prosecute him for breach of the Exclusion Order under Section 10(1) of the CDRA; or
contempt of court proceedings against your neighbour
Please note that these websites provide the name of the legal owner and not the name of the tenant(s) that the legal owner may have leased the property to.
Bankruptcy Act (Cap. 20)
Disabilities of bankrupt
131.—(1) Where a bankrupt has not obtained his discharge —
(a) he shall be incompetent to maintain any action, other than an action for damages in respect of an injury to his person, without the previous sanction of the Official Assignee; and
(b) he shall not leave, remain or reside outside Singapore without the previous permission of the Official Assignee.
(2) A bankrupt who fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
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