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Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s national land use planning authority. URA prepares long term strategic plans, as well as detailed local area plans, for physical development, and then co-ordinates and guides efforts to bring these plans to reality. Prudent land use planning has enabled Singapore to enjoy strong economic growth and social cohesion, and ensures that sufficient land is safeguarded to support continued economic progress and future development.
Singapore Land Authority (SLA)
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) main focus is on land resource optimisation. Responsible for the management of State land and buildings, land sales, leases, acquisitions and allocation, developing and marketing land-related information and maintaining the national land information database. It is also the national land registration authority, responsible for the management and maintenance of the national land survey system.
Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)
CEA’s principal functions are to license the estate agents (referring to the estate agencies) and register salespersons (referring to the property agents), promote the integrity and competence of estate agents and salespersons and engage in public education efforts to help consumers in property transactions.
Housing Development Board (HDB)
The Housing & Development Board (HDB) is Singapore’s public housing authority and a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development.
Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
The Academy provides stakeholding services in sale and purchase transactions over newly developed private residential properties, commercial properties and executive condominiums under certain statutory schemes (the “Applicable Properties”). The Academy functions as a stakeholder in place of the Purchasers’ Solicitors for the last instalment payments. This involves a direct deposit service for Purchasers of the Applicable Properties to conveniently pay in their stakeholding monies through banking outlets near their homes or solicitors’ offices.
Land Transport Authority (LTA)
The Land Transport Authority is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport, that spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. LTA plans the long-term transport needs of Singapore, taking care of those who drive as well as those who take public transport. The ultimate goal – a smooth and seamless journey for all.
Building And Construction Authority (BCA)
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in our surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities.
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIARB)
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. A neutral professional body with no link or affiliation to any particular industry. Besides being a centre for promoting knowledge of arbitration & other ADRs, it is also an appointing authority for the appointment of arbitrators upon requests.
Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
The Singapore Mediation Centre (“SMC”) is the flagship mediation centre of Singapore. The SMC is a non-profit organisation guaranteed by the Singapore Academy of Law. It is linked institutionally with many professional and trade associations and has the support of both the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Subordinate Courts of Singapore.
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA)
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is responsible for the security of Singapore’s borders, performs immigration and registration functions, various immigration passes and permits to foreigners.
Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) was formed to lead and drive workforce development in Singapore. Its mission is to enhance the employability and competitiveness of everyone in the workforce, from the young to old workers, from the rank-and-file to professionals, managers and executives.
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV)
SISV represents local land surveyors, quantity surveyors, valuers, property managers, property consultants and real estate agents at the professional level and is actively servicing the real estate sector and construction industry.
Ministry of National Development (MND)
Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use and development planning.