A condominium in Singapore is a private residential property where homeowners own an apartment unit and share common areas and facilities with one another. Most condominiums feature basic communal facilities such as a swimming pool, gym, and barbecue areas
Most condominiums come in typical apartment units, in addition to penthouses, studio apartments as well as shoebox apartments. Basic fixtures and fittings are normally provided when a new condo is purchased from the developer.
Renovating a condominium is relatively different from the process in renovating a HDB, due to the different regulations. Developers can have unique rules that restrict what kind of renovation can be performed. This usually pertains to any alteration that could change or modify the uniformity of the building facade. Check with your management office for the latest guidelines regarding renovation works.
Major renovations that might require structural alterations should require the approval of BCA in addition to the condo management.
Cost of Renovation
New condominiums typically cost much less to renovate compared to resale ones. As most necessary fittings already provided from the developer, this results in substantial cost savings. Resale units, on the other hand, might require more extensive refurbishment that involves hacking, wiring and carpentry works, depending on the age and extent of works required.