Characterist in the news: Urgent Application for Vacant Possession of the Teochew Building

4 February 2019 | Adrian WeeDominic Chan Wai KitNoel OehlersDaniel NgNicole Chee

Characterist LLC’s Adrian Wee, Dominic Chan, Noel Oehlers, Daniel Ng, and Nicole Chee, are representing the Ngee Ann Kongsi in their application for an urgent Court order for the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan to deliver up vacant possession of the premises it occupies in the Teochew Building at 97 Tank Road, in order that redevelopment works for the Teochew Building may commence.

The Ngee Ann Kongsi had planned for the redevelopment works for the Teochew Building to start on 1 July 2018. At the end of June 2017, the Ngee Ann Kongsi had served notice on the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan for it to move out by the initial deadline of 30 June 2018. What followed were negotiations between the parties on the arrangements in respect of the moving out. However, despite protracted negotiations, both parties could not reach a consensus on such arrangements. In the light of the negotiations, the redevelopment works were also postponed twice, and is currently due to commence on 2 January 2019 (with the handing over of the Teochew Building to the main contractors to take place on 17 December 2018).

However, as still no consensus could be reached between the parties, and with the deadline for the handing over and commencement of the redevelopment works drawing near, the Ngee Ann Kongsi had to take out an urgent application to the Supreme Court of Singapore for the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan to deliver up vacant possession of its premises to the Ngee Ann Kongsi.

The complete online version of the article may be found at the following link:-https://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/singapore/story20181208-914036