Members of Appeals Board deemed to be public servants and protection from personal liability – Singapore property for rent

Members of Appeals Board deemed to be public servants and protection from personal liability

63.—(1) The Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and any member of the Appeals Board shall, in the performance of his functions and duties under this Act, be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Penal Code (Cap. 224). Singapore property for rent.

(2) No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie personally against any member of the Appeals Board for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the exercise or purported exercise of powers under this Act. Singapore property for rent.

General offences and penalties – Singapore property for rent

64.—(1) Any person who —
(a) in relation to any application under this Act —
(i) makes any false statement which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true or which he makes recklessly; or
(ii) intentionally suppresses any material fact;
(b) neglects or refuses to produce any book, document, material or article or any machine or equipment or to furnish any information, neglects or refuses to attend before an
inspector or officer of the Council as required, furnishes any book, document, material or information which is false in a material particular and which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true, or, by the intentional suppression of any material fact, furnishes information which is misleading, under section 46, 47 or 48;
(c) obstructs or impedes the Council, any officer of the Council or any inspector lawfully carrying out any function or duty in the exercise of any power conferred by or under this Act; or
(d) being summoned to attend at a hearing of the Disciplinary Committee or Appeals Board to give evidence or produce any document or other article, without reasonable excuse refuses or neglects to do so or refuses to answer any questions put to him by or with the concurrence of the Disciplinary Committee or Appeals Board, or otherwise hinders, obstructs or deceives the Disciplinary Committee or Appeals Board in the exercise of its powers under this Act, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 24 months or to both. Singapore property for rent.

(2) Any person guilty of an offence under this Act for which no penalty is expressly provided shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $1,000 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction. Singapore property for rent.

Source: Estate Agents Act (EAA)

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