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Gov't to clampdown on conversion of studios to two bedrooms

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2013 | 9:33 AM

The government is moving to clamp down on the conversion of studio apartments into homes with additional bedrooms.



Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill says his ministry is working to develop a policy to address the maximum size of studios.



Pickersgill told the House of Representatives yesterday that developers have been building so called super studios, which they later partition in breach of their permits.



He says such practices have implications for population density and social services to residents.



Legislation is coming to govern the maintenance and management of gated communities, town house complexes and commercial developments.



The proposed law will be similar to the recently enacted amendments to the Strata Titles Act which governs the management of strata properties.



Pickersgill also made this announcement as he contributed to the Sectoral Debate.



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