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Homeowners' Manual

House Rules and Regulations

General Provisions

The House Rules and Regulations, (hereafter referred to as “HOUSE RULES”), adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Condominium Corporation pursuant to the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions (the “Master Deed”), govern and regulate the use and occupancy of the individual units and common areas to:

  1. ensure the efficient and orderly management and operation of the condominium buildings, for the health, safety and welfare of all residents;
  2. ensure the right to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of all residents of their respective units and the common areas;
  3. maintain the aesthetic appearance and soundness of the structures and facilities within the premises; and
  4. enhance the value of the property.

All owners/lessees, occupants of the building, guests, visitors, building personnel, contractors and service providers are required to follow and comply with the governing House Rules to avoid inconvenience and embarrassment as a consequence of violation/s to the provisions of the House Rules.

The Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of the CONDOMINIUM CORPORATION (the “Corporation”) shall have full authority and primary responsibility to implement these House Rules which are supplemental to the By-laws and the Master Deed, and should be interpreted in relation thereto. The Board may, however, delegate this authority to any one of its officers, or to a duly appointed Property Manager, to act as Administrator on its behalf in the implementation of these House Rules.

These House Rules and Regulations shall be interpreted by giving the plain and simple meaning to the language contained therein and shall be applied in a reasonable manner.

Use of Individual Units

  1. Use of the units will follow exclusively to that application as described in the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions. Each unit will be used and/or occupied based on the type of such unit as intended and described in the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions. All building residents, unit owners and their respective employees must comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the Condominium Corporation.
  2. Each of the residential units will be occupied purely for residential purposes.

General Restrictions

  1. The unit owner/resident shall keep his unit in good condition and in a manner that shall not prejudice the other unit owners or residents.
  2. The unit owner/resident shall not introduce any improvement, alteration or addition to their units without prior written consent or approval from the Property Management Office. Alterations or improvements done without prior written consent shall be subject to dismantling and demolition, if found to be detrimental to the building structure. The cost of dismantling shall be for the account of the unit owner in addition to a corresponding monetary penalty that shall be imposed depending on the gravity of the offense.
  3.  No unit will be subdivided into smaller units nor will such unit be partitioned either judicially or extrajudicially, among the co-owners.
  4.  Unit owners/residents of units are not permitted to do anything wherein any obstruction, restriction or hindrance may be caused to the entrances, exits, hallways, passages, stairways, fire exits and fire escapes, vestibules, lobbies, sidewalks, driveways, parking spaces or any part or area of common use and ownership.
  5.  The unit will not be used for any purpose, which may hurt the reputation of the condominium, disturb the peace of the residents or cause depreciation of its property value.
  6.  Unit owners/residents shall at all times be responsible for the behavior and conduct of their own children staying with them, and shall ensure their children’s compliance with the House Rules and Regulations. The unit owner/resident shall see to it that children staying with them do not undertake activities that are offensive to the other unit owners/residents or that cause damage to common areas.
  7. Children are discouraged to play or loiter at the hallways, driveways and parking areas for safety purposes.
  8. Children are not allowed to use the common areas for any activity that may endanger their and other’s health and well-being or which shall likely cause damage to the property of others.
  9. Unit Owners and their Visitors are not allowed to make excessive noise that may disturb surrounding units. Noise from televisions, radios, stereos, musical instruments, social activities and other domestic situations must be kept at reasonable levels to avoid disturbing other residents.
  10. Cycling, roller blading, skating, skateboarding and the like in the driveways are allowed only at certain periods of the day that the Property Management Office may prescribe. Cycling in the garden areas is strictly prohibited. Cyclists must not obstruct the flow of traffic and must always give way to motor vehicles. The Property Management Office reserves the right to prohibit cycling, etc., whenever it deems the driveway unsafe for cyclists or pedestrians.
  11. All motor vehicles of unit owners/residents must be equipped with suitable muffler or noise-deadening devices. In no case shall smoke-belching vehicles be allowed within the compound.
  12. Nothing will be done or kept in any part of the condominium building which will increase the rate of the insurance on the building or on any other unit, except by prior written consent of the Condominium Corporation which it may, in its absolute discretion withhold, and of the unit owners or residents effected thereby. Any such increase in insurance premium will be charged to the delinquent unit owner or resident, and assessed as Separate Expense. In no event may anything be done or kept in any part of the condominium buildings or in any unit, which will result in the cancellation of any insurance on the buildings, or on any units.
  13. All radios, television sets or other electrical equipment of any kind or nature installed or used within each unit will fully comply with all the rules, regulations, requirements or recommendations of the fire insurer and the public authorities having jurisdiction thereof. The unit owners and/or residents, as the case may be, will be solely liable for any damage or injury caused by the installation, operation and use of any radios, television sets, or other electrical equipment within their respective units.
  14. Nothing must be hung or displayed on the windows and doors outside the units or on any part of the areas of common use. No shades, venetian blinds, awnings or window guards shall be installed on the exterior portion of the unit or the condominium buildings.
  15. No Unit Owner / resident shall permit any clothes, sheets, blankets, rugs or laundry of any kind to be hung or displayed on the outside of their unit and laundry cages. This restriction shall apply with or without provision of laundry cages.  Unit Owners or residents shall use their own laundry machines with drier or avail of the laundry services specifically provided for the community.
  16. Curtains, shades and venetian blinds that will be hung on the windows inside the units shall be of color white or off-white on the side exposed to the outside of the unit.
  17. The electricity supplied to residential units is 220 volts single-phase. Unit owners must not exceed the loads prescribed for each unit type.
  18. Application for the subscription and connection for telephone, cable, and internet service providers shall be the responsibility of the unit owner/ resident. All related fees and charges shall be for the account of the unit owner/resident.
  19. No unit owner or resident shall send any maintenance personnel or employee of the Condominium Corporation out of the compound on a private errand.  For emergency cases, the unit owner / resident may course such requests through the Property Management Office.

Move-in and Move-out Procedures

PROCEDURES FOR MOVE-IN

  1. For Unit Owners
    1. All obligations with the Developer and the Condominium Corporation regarding the unit must be settled.
    2. The unit must already be turned-over and accepted by the unit owner.
    3. Prior to any move-in, a unit owner must accomplish the following at least three (3) days before the scheduled move-in:
      1. Register with the Property Management Office and provide the names of unit residents;
      2. Payment of turnover fees in the amount approved and prescribed by the Condominium Corporation;
      3. Submit the list of items to be brought inside the premises; and
      4. The names and details of the authorized parties who will conduct the move-in.
      5. Other pertinent documents to be filled out provided by the Property Management Office
    4. The above requirements shall be submitted to the Property Management Office for clearance then will be referred to the Engineering/Security for the necessary forms and approvals to be issued and assistance to be arranged for the move-in date.
  2. For Tenants/Lessees, the following shall also be accomplished 3 days prior to move-in:
    1. Written advice or notice from the unit owner stipulating the tenants’/lessees’ responsibilities as regards to the dues, fees, etc.
    2. A copy of the notarized Lease Agreement between the unit owner and the tenant/lessee.
    3. Register with the Property Management Office and provide the names of unit residents;
    4. Settle all previous and current association dues, including penalties, interests and/or assessments;
    5. Submit the list of items to be brought inside the premises; and • Submit the names and details (type of vehicle, plate no., etc) of the authorized parties who will conduct the move-in.
    6. Secure a Resident’s Manual from PMO and submit a certification that said Manual has been read and understood.
  3. Move in time is strictly from 8:00AM to 5:00PM only.

PROCEDURES FOR MOVE-OUT

  1. All move-out activities must be pre-arranged with the Property Management Office. A 5-day advance notice must be given by the occupant prior to any move-out.
  2. Approval of move-out clearance is only from Mondays to Fridays during office hours.
  3. An accountability clearance shall be processed by the Property Management Office to collate all accountabilities of the unit owner/lessee that have to be settled prior to move-out. As soon as all accounts have been paid, the unit owner/lessee may move-out provided a list of all items to be taken out with corresponding schedule is submitted at least three (3) days prior to vacating the unit. The Property Manager will refer the matter to the Security for implementation.
  4. For tenants/lessees, a written clearance must be secured from the unit owner.
  5. Forms for gate passes shall be completed.
  6. Move out time is strictly from 8:00AM to 5:00PM only.

Assessment Fees and Other Charges

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. All unit owners will be proportionately liable for the common area expenses of duly approved condominium projects that will be assessed proportionate to such member’s appurtenant propriety interest or participation in the Corporation. This will be paid to the Condominium Corporation.
  2. Condominium dues will be billed on a monthly basis and are payable within the period set by the Property Management Office.
  3. All payments by check shall be made payable to your CONDOMINIUM CORPORATION of residence.
  4. All unit owners are bound to pay, promptly, all assessments on the dates they fall due. In the event of delinquency, a penalty charge and interest rate as approved by Condominium Corporation per month shall be imposed until the arrears are fully paid or settled.  Disconnection of utilities will also be imposed on delinquent accounts aside from the penalties.  Unit owners are required to pay a reconnection fee for disconnected utilities.
  5. The Property Management Office may take on other legal remedies against defaulting unit owners/residents, who fail to pay for two (2) consecutive months, such as filing small claims, lien, and/or foreclosure
  6. Use of amenities and other facilities may be restricted due to non-payment of condominium dues, utilities and other assessments.

DETAILS OF ASSESSMENTS

  1. REGULAR ASSESSMENT FOR OPERATING EXPENSES – The Property Management Office, as approved by the Board, will prepare an estimate of the operating expenses of the Corporation to include but not be limited to:
    1. MAINTENANCE AND ORDINARY REPAIRS of utilities, services, furniture, equipment and any other cost required for the proper operation of the common areas of the condominium or for the enforcement of the Building Rules and Regulations;
    2. FEES AND/OR SALARIES of managerial, legal, accounting, engineering, and other professional or technical personnel or entities employed or retained by the Board to assist in management of the condominium project;
    3. EXPENSES FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF A PARTICULAR UNIT that the Board considers will protect the common areas or safeguard the value and attractiveness of the project. This will result if an owner fails or refuses to perform such works within the time fixed in the written notice of the Board provided that the Board will thereafter assess said expenses to the members owning such unit.
  2. SHARE IN COMMON AREA UTILITIES EXPENSES – the said shall be billed based on the actual utility expenses of the community’s common areas levied upon by the respective utility service providers. I.e. Water, electricity
  3. JOINING FEE – Prior to the transfer of possession of the unit to a buyer thereof, the latter will be assessed an amount to be determined by the Property Management as joining fee for the establishment of the Condominium Corporation and to cover its pre-operating expenses .
  4. SPECIAL AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS – The Board may further levy such special and other assessment rate as are specifically provided for in the Master Deed and Declaration of Restrictions of the condominium project.  Special assessments are but not limited to:
    1. Real Property Tax (RPT) on Common Areas.  RPT shall be billed and collected prior to actual payment to Treasurer of City Hall in order to avail of regular discounts and to avoid financial stress on the part of the Condominium Corporation. 
    2. Insurance for the entire condominium common areas against loss by fire and other casualty risks to the full replacement value as well as other risks to be determined by the Board.  Insurance premium for the individual condominium units shall be for unit owners’ account.
    3. Capital Expenditures
  5. DEFAULTS:
    1. If a member defaults in the payment of any assessment duly levied in accordance with the Master Deed and Declaration of Restrictions and the Condominium Corporation’s By-laws, the Board may enforce collection thereof by any of the remedies provided by the Condominium Act and other pertinent laws;
    2. In addition, if the member’s condominium unit in the project is being leased and his default has lasted for more than thirty (30) days, the Board may, at its option, demand and receive from his lessee, up to an amount sufficient to pay the assessment including interest, if any.
    3. And any such payment of rent to the Board will be sufficient discharge of such lessee as between the lessee and the member to the extent to the amount so paid.
    4. For this purpose, the members of the Condominium Corporation hereby bind themselves to incorporate a provision to this effect in the Lease Contract, if any, of their units in the Condominium.
  6. The Board may make such improvements and additions to the common areas of the property as it deems necessary, provided that the same can be paid out of the Corporation’s special fund for capital expenditures. Further, the cost of such improvements and additions in any one instance do not exceed an amount to be set by the Board.
  7. Improvements or additions to the common areas costing more than the aforementioned amount set by the Board in the immediately preceding paragraph, must be approved by majority of the members present in a regular or special meeting called for the purpose, before improvements or additions are made.
  8. In the event that any member and/or his tenant or lessee fails or refuses to comply with any limitation, restriction, covenant, or condition of the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions, or with the House Rules, within the time fixed in the notice given to the member by the Board, the Board, or its duly authorized representative will have the right:
    1. To enter the unit of such defaulting member in which or as to which such violation exists and to summarily abate and remove, at the expense of the member owning the unit, any structure, thing or condition constituting the violation, and the Board or its duly authorized representative, will not hereby be deemed guilty of trespass;
    2. To enjoin, abate, or remedy the continuance of such breach or violation by appropriate legal proceedings;
    3. To withhold the use of service connections for utilities such as electricity, telephone and water supply to the unit/s of the defaulting member until such default is remedied;
    4. The Board will assess all expenses incurred in abatement of the violation, including interest, costs and attorney’s fee against the defaulting member;
    5. By way of penalty, the Board may, in its discretion, also impose upon the defaulting member liquidated damages in such amount as it may deem proper according to the gravity of the violation;
    6. To withhold the use and grant of amenities to such as the swimming pool, gym, function halls etc.

Housekeeping Rules

  1. The unit owners and residents shall provide, at their own expense, trash bags and bins to hold and contain garbage inside their respective units. Refuse must be thrown at the designated garbage bins/depositories after separating biodegradable (nabubulok), non-biodegradable (di nabubulok), and recyclable (kalakal) black plastic bags for non-biodegradable, white for biodegradable, and any other colored bags for recyclable.
    1. Biodegradable – food waste, paper waste, etc.
    2. Non-biodegradable – Plastic bags, diaper, sanitary napkins, electronics, etc.
    3. Recyclable – bottles, other plastic products, other paper products, etc.
  2. All unit owners and residents shall bring their garbage to the designated garbage bins at the specific hours set by PMO following the transport rules for garbage (e.g. use only of stairs or of service elevator).  No unit owner or resident shall leave their garbage in hallways, fire exits of fire escape or unit front door.  Violations are subject to penalties.
  3. Bottles, cans and fragile, breakable or rigid containers must be tightly sealed in plastic bags and brought to the designated disposal area. Only duly authorized garbage collector(s) shall be allowed to collect garbage from the condominium building.
  4. It is strictly prohibited to dump or burn in any of the common areas or in the trash receptacles located at the common areas of the building. This includes cigarette butts, candy wrappers, etc.
  5. Dumping of loose trash in the garbage depository is prohibited.  All garbage must be properly placed inside the garbage bins.  Dumping of garbage outside the garbage bins is a littering violation and is subject to penalties.
  6. The unit owners/residents shall ensure that the contents of trash receptacles for disposal do not contain items of value or property. The Condominium Corporation or Property Management Office including Security, Janitorial and Maintenance contractors will not be responsible for the loss of such items.
  7. Follow the prescribed garbage handling rules (i.e. use of colored plastics to identify type of garbage) set by the Property Management Office in compliance to local government units.
  8. Unit owners and residents of units must observe the following procedures with respect to garbage disposal:
    1. Wrap dust and powdered waste in compact packages before disposal;
    2. Thoroughly drain and wrap in paper all wet garbage before placing them in the plastic bags approved by the Property Management Office and dispose in garbage depository;
    3. Crush all loose papers into bundles before placing the same in garbage bags;
    4. Refrain from depositing waste that are explosive or flammable in nature inside units or in any other area in the condominium buildings, or disposing the same at the garbage depository.

Miscellaneous

  1. Complaints regarding the service personnel of the Property Management or utility defects must be made in writing to the Property Management Office.
  2. All unit owners/residents and those in their employ will comply with the rules which may be promulgated from time to time by the Condominium Corporation and with all the rules and regulations, ordinances and laws made by the health and other duly constituted local or national authorities regarding the use, occupancy and sanitation of the building. Any consent or regulation may be added to, amended or repealed at any time by resolution of the Board of the Condominium Corporation.
  3. The Condominium Corporation exists for the purpose, among others, of assisting the unit owners and residents of the building with all the rules, regulations, ordinances and laws on the use, occupancy and sanitation of the building. Any consent or regulations may be added to, amended or repealed at any time by resolution of the Board of the Condominium Corporation.
  4. Employees of the Property Management Office are paid with reasonable salaries. Unit owners or tenants shall not tip employees; acceptance of a tip shall cause the employee’s dismissal. Opportunity shall be given at Christmas time to contribute to the employees’ Christmas Fund.

Insurance

Unit owners and residents are required to carry their liability and property damage insurance covering the interior of their individual units and their personal and company property.

Prolonged Absence of the Unit Owner and/or Tenant/Resident

 

  1. Whenever a unit owner or resident leaves for any appreciable length of time, the keys to the door of the unit will be left to the person of his trust. The Property Management Office must be informed of the same.  Unit Owner may apply for voluntary disconnection of utilities in order to avoid unwanted personal billing (common area share will be billed continuously) on water or power.
  2. Keys cannot be entrusted to the Property Management Office or any of its staff.
  3. Entrustment of the keys to any party will be  the sole risk of the unit owner or resident;  The Condominium Corporation or the Property Management Office will not be liable for the injury, loss or damage of any nature whatsoever directly or indirectly, resulting therefrom.

 

Video Recording

No video recording, photography or playing of audio-visual equipment in the common areas of the building will be allowed without the prior written permission of the Condominium Corporation and/or Property Management Office.

Signs and Advertisements

The unit owner or resident shall not fix, paint or put any name, logo, notice, sign or other advertising medium or paraphernalia, on any part of the common areas of the building except in the following cases: 

  • Listing in the general building/property directory to be prepared and posted by the Condominium Corporation and/or Developer.
  • No signs, posters or displays shall be attached to the unit except one sign of customary and reasonable dimensions as determined by the Condominium Corporation which states that the premises are for sale or rent, or such signs as may be required by legal proceedings.

Lien/Suit on Unit

The unit owner shall advise in writing the Condominium Corporation of every lien on his unit or every suit on proceedings that may affect the title to his unit within five (5) days after learning of such lien/or suit. 

Parking Rules

Parking Rules

  1. All vehicles belonging to Unit Owners or tenants shall be registered with the PMO for proper management of traffic within the Project and identification of designated parking slot. Vehicles belonging to visitors are required to secure car pass and visitors pass, with proper validation, to be allowed entry and exit of the Project. 
  2. Heavily tinted cars/vehicles may be required to lower their windows when coming in or going out of the premises to allow the Security Guard to check on the passengers.
  3. Vehicles of Unit Owners or residents should park only at their purchased or rented parking slots. Rental of parking slot, whether through direct lease from Unit Owner or through DMCI Leasing shall be registered with PMO for proper management of parking.  All vehicles and parking slots inside the Project are subject to rules and regulations set by the Board and implemented through PMO.
  4. The owner of a parking slot must register his vehicle at the Property Management Office and secure a car sticker every year for a minimal fee to cover production cost. The said sticker must be conspicuously displayed on the registered vehicle. The car sticker shall be exclusive to the parking slot owned and cannot be used to park in other slots. Vehicles without these stickers will not be allowed entry into the premises.
  5. All authorized parkers must observe the parking regulations and traffic rules.
  6. Security Guards may perform random checking of the interior, luggage and glove compartments of vehicles entering and leaving the premises. When there is probable cause of security breach or violation of house rules.
  7. Only one (1) car per parking slot is allowed at any one time. Cars must be parked facing the wall. Bicycles, two-wheeled vehicles and trailers are allowed to be parked in their owner’s assigned slots provided that no prejudice is caused to third parties and the vehicles do not encroach into the driveway and the neighboring parking slots. Driveways should be free from obstruction at all times.
  8. Prolonged and repeated blowing of horns, excessive revving of engines, loud car stereos and car alarms are prohibited within the parking areas, along the driveways, and inside the premises.
  9. Vehicle owners/drivers shall exercise extreme caution while inside parking premises to avoid damage to parking facilities and other vehicles. A walking speed (5-10km per hour) limit should be observed at all times and traffic signs should be obeyed to avoid accidents.
  10. Windows and doors of parked cars must always be locked.
  11. Parking spaces will not be used for storage of any kind.
  12. The Condominium Corporation and/or Property Management Office shall not be responsible for any loss and damage to vehicles. Losses or damages should be immediately reported to the Security Office.
  13. Washing and maintenance of vehicles inside the parking areas is prohibited. Only the wiping and rubbing of cars/vehicles that can normally be accomplished with rags and a small pail of water is allowed. Water used for washing must not be allowed to pond in the parking areas. The use of a water hose to wash vehicles is prohibited.
  14. Parking along the driveways is strictly prohibited. Some areas may be designated for loading and unloading only. Vehicles loading and/or unloading are required to turn on hazard lights and shall be limited to a period prescribed by the Property Management Office. Unit Owners that will require more time than the prescribed period, who do not have a purchased parking slot will have to use the designated visitors’ parking for a fee, subject to availability.
  15. Drivers shall not be allowed to loiter around and should confine themselves to the designated driver’s area.
  16. Motorbikes, motor scooters or any noisy contraptions must not be operated in any part of the condominium building premises.
  17. Major repair work on vehicles within the condominium building and grounds will not be allowed.
  18. In order to avoid the build-up of obnoxious or noxious fumes, prolonged idling of vehicle engines in the parking areas is prohibited.
  19. Illegal parkers shall be towed and / or tire-locked and penalized.

Utilities and Service Facilities

General Guidelines

  1. Unit owners /residents may not interfere or allow anyone to interfere in any manner with any portion of the utility or service lines and facilities that are used by any unit or the common areas.
  2. The installation, maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment used in each unit must fully comply with all the rules and regulations of the insurance company and the government authority having jurisdiction over such activity. The unit owner / resident shall be liable for any damage caused by such equipment used in his unit.
  3. No radio or television antennae or any wiring for any purpose shall be installed on the exterior of the unit or in open areas within the unit or the common areas without prior written approval from the Condominium Corporation.
  4. No ventilator, air-conditioner or other equipment shall be installed in any unit by the owner or resident without written approval by the Condominium Corporation. The owner or resident must keep the ventilators, air-conditioners and other equipment in good condition and appearance. He must not permit the equipment to leak or emit any noise that may unreasonably disturb or interfere with the rights, comfort or convenience of the occupants of neighboring units.
  5. No owner or resident of a unit must allow anyone to do work on any portion of the water, sanitary and plumbing system of the unit unless approved by the Property Management Office.

Regular Programs

Pest Control

  1. The Property Management Office shall hire a contractor to undertake the periodic pest control treatment of the common areas on regular basis and on occasion, the unit areas. Unit owners and residents shall be informed in advance of the scheduled pest control to ensure proper treatment. This will be for the account of the Condominium Corporation.
  2. To ensure best results, pest control treatment shall also be done regularly inside the condominium units. This will be a mandatory activity which will be for the account of the concerned unit owners/residents.
  3. The Condominium Corporation may allow an authorized pest control company or its employees to enter any unit at reasonable hours of the day to inspect it for the presence of undesirable insects or vermin and to take preventive measures to control or exterminate these pests at the expense of the unit owners/residents.
  4. Unit owners/ residents will be responsible for the servicing of their individual units.

Seminars and Drills

  1. For the benefit of all building occupants, each unit owner/resident must find time to attend and participate or send his representative/s to all seminars and drills to be organized or conducted by the Condominium Corporation.
  2. This will include contingency plans to be implemented in case of any major emergency such as fire, earthquake, etc.

Upkeep and Repair of Units

General Guidelines

  1. Expenses for the upkeep and repair of each unit shall be shouldered by the unit owner and/or resident. Unit owners or residents who intend to undertake repair or refurbishing works in their respective units may be allowed under the provisions of the Master Deed and Declaration of Restrictions. Prior to such activities, the Property Management Office must first be informed.
  2. Every unit owner and resident is obliged to keep and maintain his unit in good and sanitary condition. No obnoxious or noxious substances or offensive activity can be carried on in any unit or in the common areas of the condominium building, nor will anything be done therein which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the other residents of the condominium building.
  3. The unit owner or resident shall be solely responsible for compensating the affected owners or tenants for damages caused by the former’s negligence or fault, or the fault or negligence of the persons for whom he is responsible, whether visitor, employee, agent, contractor or dependent.
  4. Unit owners and residents of units must not throw any material or substance out of or from any window, door passages or areas of common use. Cleaning and shaking out of rugs and the like from the windows is strictly prohibited.
  5. No awning, radio and television antenna or any equipment or device for any purpose may be installed on any part of the exterior portion of the condominium building.
  6. No unit owner or resident must bring into the condominium building highly flammable material nor install in his unit any apparatus, machinery or equipment which may cause obnoxious odors, tremors/vibrations or noise, or expose the unit or the condominium building to fire.
  7. No plants or shrubs will be placed along the service areas of the units, balconies and all the common areas in the condominium building.
  8. No unit owner or resident is allowed to do anything whereby obstruction, restriction or hindrance will be caused to entrances, exits, hallways, passages, stairways, sidewalks, driveways, parking spaces or any part of the common areas of the condominium building. No part of the foregoing areas will be used as storage facilities.
  9. Each unit owner/resident shall respect the right of the other building occupants and allow them a quiet and uninterrupted enjoyment of the premises.

Air-conditioning System

  1. Every unit is provided with a designated opening/area for the installation of their air-conditioning unit. No ventilator or additional air-conditioning device or other equipment must be installed in any unit outside the designated opening/area without the prior written approval of the Condominium Corporation.
  2. Any excessive use or set up of ACU which may cause molds or other damages to adjacent units will be charged to offender, in addition to the removal and replacement of the excessive ACU.
  3. Residents must keep the air-conditioning system/device in good running condition and appearance to avoid excessive leaks and noise which may unreasonably disturb or interfere with the comfort and convenience of the other residents of the condominium building.
  4. If the unit owner or resident fails to keep any such device in good working condition, the Condominium Corporation may arrange for its removal and charge the cost to the unit owner or resident concerned. The device will not be put back in the unit until it is under proper working condition and only with the prior written consent of the Condominium Corporation.
  5. Only an authorized agency or accredited service group will be allowed by the Property Management Office to service or repair the air-conditioning equipment or units installed in the condominium unit. Moreover, only duly authorized servicemen with the appropriate service job orders forms will be allowed entry into the condominium building.

Plumbing

No resident of a unit must allow anyone to do work on any portion of the water, sanitary and plumbing systems of the building unless approved in writing by the Property Management Office.  Water and sewer lines are part of common area, hence any work on portion of said lines may affect distribution of water or disposition of sewerage of other Units.

In-house Maintenance

  1. Regular maintenance personnel are contracted by the Condominium Corporation for the maintenance/upkeep/repair of the common area equipment and facilities.
  2. Regular maintenance personnel are not allowed to perform any work inside the units, except on emergency situations where other units or areas may be affected.
  3. Services or repairs which are not emergency in nature must be coursed through the Property Management Office, who may refer third party workers or outfits to the unit owner/resident, when possible. The unit owner/resident shall be responsible for:
    1. Directly dealing with the contracted worker/third party, or its own worker or subcontractor.
    2. The contracted worker/party shall submit the plans and / or scope of work to the Property Management Office for approval, prior to starting any work.  This process is required to ensure that no existing installations shall be affected/destroyed by the scope of work.
    3. Upon approval, the contracted worker/party shall be required to secure a Work Permit from the Property Management Office, and shall submit to regular monitoring of the work being done until the completion of the scope of work.
    4. A Construction Bond shall be paid by the unit owner/resident, which shall be reimbursed to the payor upon completion of the project.
    5. The Property Management Office may also collect monitoring fee for prolonged works as approved by the Board.
    6. Requests on refund of the said bond shall be processed after the renovation works have completed and have been cleared/checked by a representative from the Property Management Office.  
    7. The construction bond will be forfeited if the unit owner does not follow the approved renovation design.

Renovation Guidelines

Pre-Construction Phase

  1. The unit owner/resident or his representative is required to visit his unit to verify actual space conditions prior to the preparation of preliminary plans.
  2. Only contractors accredited/authorized by the Property Management Office are allowed to handle the upgrade and renovation of the units.
  3. General Guidelines on Plan Submission, Evaluation and Approval:

    1. Prior to renovating, the following must first be accomplished by the owner/resident:
      1. settlement of all necessary requirements with the Property Management Office
      2. submission of renovation plans, scope of work and specifications for the approval of the Property Management Office
      3. submission of names of workers to the Property Management Office
    2. All plans shall be submitted to the Property Management Office. Release of approved plans will be after approximately twelve (12) working days from the date of submission of complete documents.
    3. Unit owner or his authorized representative must fill out Renovation/Upgrade Permit available at the Property Management Office to be submitted together with the plans.
  4. Other Requirements to secure the Renovation Permit from the Property Management Office:

    1. Worker’s ID – the workers’/contractors’ Company ID’s (which must include a 1” x 1” photo, residence address, company name and address and telephone number, signature of the bearer and company owner/manager) will be surrendered to the security upon entry to the building. In exchange, a Temporary Workers Access Pass will be worn by the workers and site engineers whenever they are within the building premises.
    2. Construction Bond – A monetary cash bond (depending on scope of works) will be assessed from residential units. This serves as security against damages that may occur during the renovation period. This will be refundable (interest free) two (2) months after the completion of the renovation less deductions due to the damages and other charges.
    3. Fit-out / Processing & Monitoring Fee - A non-refundable amount may also be levied for the processing of permits and monitoring of the renovation works
  5. Design Guidelines

    1. Drop ceiling material should be non-toxic, sound absorbent, non-asbestos, lightweight and noncombustible. Wood or any combustible material is not allowed.
    2. The ceiling system should be adequately supported to eliminate sagging.
    3. Concrete nails cannot be used on walls.
    4. Door, frames and hardware cannot be altered.
    5. Toilet and kitchen facilities cannot be relocated.
    6. The following may only be altered subject to the approval of the Condominium Corporation and should conform to the load restrictions of the building:
      1. Partition walls
      2. Electrical system
    7. All works shall be in accordance with the latest government regulations and applicable codes.

Construction Phase

  1. Safety Requirements

    The following must be available on site at all times:
    1. One (1) unit 10-lb. ABC type extinguisher
    2. First aid kit
    3. Protective apparel-hard hats, gloves, boots, etc.
  2. Security

    1. Security of Construction Area – The unit owner will be responsible in securing his area. The building’s security personnel are responsible in securing only the common areas of the building.
    2. Access to the Building – All workers can only pass through designated entry/exit points. The following must be worn to be allowed entry to the premises:
      1. Prescribed color coordinated T-shirt with unit number printed in the front and the back
      2. Long pants (shorts and sandals are not allowed)
      3. Protective apparel / Personal protective equipment
      4. Identification card
  3. Delivery and Pull-out of Materials

    1. Delivery
      1. All deliveries must proceed directly to the construction area.
      2. Heavy equipment and bulky construction materials (sand, gravel, hollow blocks, cement, etc.) can only be delivered based on the schedule approved by the Property Management Office.
      3. Building guards or any building personnel are not allowed to receive any deliveries. A representative of the unit owner must receive the materials/equipment.
    2. Pull-out
      1. Schedule of hauling out of debris, excess construction materials and/or pull-out of equipment that will no longer be used will follow the schedule approved by the Property Management Office.
      2. All construction debris must be hauled-out every day to avoid accumulation.
      3. In order to preserve the finishes of hallways, corridors and public areas, the use of steel wheel or any similarity damaging wheels or rollers will be strictly prohibited. Transport of heavier loads must be coordinated with the Property Management Office.
      4. Storage of construction materials will be allowed only on the designated area and not in any common area. Highly inflammable materials such as paints, thinners, etc. will not be allowed to be stored at the construction site.
  4. Sanitation

    1. The construction area and the adjacent common area/hallway must be kept clean and be free of foul odor.
    2. Construction materials, debris or any equipment cannot be placed outside the unit.
  5. Other Permits 

    Aside from the Permit to Carry Out Renovation/Alteration which must be secured prior to the construction, the following activities would require a separate CLEARANCE to be applied at least three (3) days in advance from the Property Manager for proper coordination and witnessing:
    1. Permanent Closure of Ceiling
    2. Flood Testing (waterproofing, plumbing/sanitary)
    3. Flow Test (plumbing/sanitary)
    4. Hydro-testing (fire protection)
    5. Smoke Alarm Test (fire alarm system)
    6. Insulation Test (electrical system)
    7. Load Test (A/C, LPG, exhaust system, etc.)
    8. Welding Jobs
  6. Inspections

    1. The Property Manager or his representative/s has the right to inspect construction and/or renovation work at any time to ascertain that the work conforms to approved plans. In case of violation of the prescribed rules and regulations, the Property Management Office may suspend the construction and oblige the contractor to conform to the rules.
    2. The contractor will likewise assume full responsibility for any damage that may be caused to any person or property by any reason for such violation.
    3. The Property Management Office reserves the right to issue changes in the Approved Plans, if necessary.
  7. Damage

    Rectification and rehabilitation costs on damages to adjacent units resulting from the construction activities of the unit shall be shouldered by respective the unit owner.

  8. Other Prohibitions within the building premises

    1. SMOKING – The security guards may confiscate cigarettes, lighters/matches belonging to the construction workers and suppliers.
    2. DRINKING OF LIQUOR – Liquors will likewise be confiscated.
    3. COOKING – No cooking at any time.
    4. GAMBLING – Gambling is strictly prohibited within the premises. The security guards have the right to confiscate any gambling paraphernalia.
    5. BATHING – No workers shall be allowed to use the bathroom inside the unit or the common comfort/ shower rooms for bathing purposes.
    6. LOITERING – Workers shall confine themselves within the construction area during construction hours and shall immediately leave the premises after the allowed construction hours.
    7. UTILITIES – Utility consumption will be charged to the respective owner.
    8. PROPER CONDUCT – The unit owner and his representatives are responsible for controlling and monitoring the conduct of his workers/contractors.
WAIVER: The Condominium Corporation, Property Management Office and/or its representatives will not be responsible for any damage and/or injuries resulting from the construction of the units.

 

Use of Amenities and Common Areas

General Guidelines

  1. The amenities of the project such as function hall, swimming pool and the fitness gym shall not be appropriated for the exclusive use or benefit of any particular unit or units, except when there is a duly approved reservation (for function hall) and only for activities allowed by the Property Management Office*.
  2. All common areas (except limited common areas) shall not be appropriated for the exclusive use or benefit of any particular unit or units.
  3. Smoking is not permitted within the common areas except at designated places.
  4. The use of the amenities / facilities for social and other activities must have a written approval from the Property Management Office. The user thereof will be charged for a rental fee for the use of the amenities / facilities.
  5. Use of the common areas for social and other activities must have a written approval from the Property Management Office.
  6. Any damage/s resulting from the improper use of the amenities / facilities will be the sole responsibility of the user. The original condition must be restored within three (3) days a prescribed period depending on gravity of works to be done. In the event that no repair is done beyond the prescribed period, the Property Management Office will hire the services of a qualified contractor and charge the unit owner/resident/user the cost of repair.
  7. Subject to approval of the Board, the Property Management Office shall promulgate from time to time, such reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to the proper use and maintenance of the function hall, swimming pool and the sports/recreational facilities.
  8. The Condominium Corporation will be responsible for the upkeep and repair of the common areas of the buildings.
  9. Tapping to the common area utilities without the prior written approval of the Property Management Office is prohibited. The unit owner/resident/user will be charged for the electric consumption and other related expenses as a result of the use of the amenities/ facilities.
  10. Door to Door solicitation is not allowed. Solicitations or announcements by cards or flyers slipped under the doors is also not allowed.

Function Hall and Audio Visual Room

  1. The Function Hall and Audio Visual Room shall be for the exclusive use of unit owners or residents in good standing, and their respective families. A corresponding fee shall be charged for the use of the Function Hall and Audio Visual Room.  Guests will be allowed to use such facilities provided they are sponsored by the residents/unit owners in good standing and pay the corresponding guests fee.  Guests must be accompanied by said unit owner during their use of the Function Hall and Audio Visual Room.
  2. All applications for reservations of the Function Hall or film viewing shall be made in writing on the prescribed form and addressed to the Property Management Office specifying the date(s) and time requested, number of guests expected, and the nature of occasion.
  3. The use of amenities may be restricted to private parties/gatherings hosted by any unit owner or resident and to those allowed by the Property Management Office.
  4. The reservation of the Function Hall and Audio Visual Room is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Unit owners/residents who intend to use the function hall or audio visual room must book for reservation at least one (1) week before the desired date.
  5. A Reservation Form, available at the Property Management Office, must be completely accomplished to state preferred schedule. Only upon full payment or payment of an advance deposit, at a rate prescribed by the Property Management Office, can a unit owner secure schedule. Phone calls or verbal forms of reservation will not be allowed nor approved.
  6. Reservations shall become effective when confirmed in writing and provided that the host shall, at his/her expense, make such arrangements (under the guidance of the Property Management Office) as the Property Management Office may deem required, for the cleaning of the facilities and proper handling of the guests and their vehicles on arrival, the reception and the information at the lobby/entrance.
  7. To accommodate as many residents or units owners as possible, the Function Hall and Audio Visual Room may be reserved for unit owners and residents for a maximum of two (2) times per month only.
  8. The fees for the exclusive use of the Amenities of the project shall be of the amount prescribed by the Property Management Office and approved by the Board of Directors.
  9. Loud music or sounds and other disturbing noises are strictly prohibited.
  10. The Property Management Office is not responsible for any personal belongings lost or stolen inside the Function Hall and Audio Visual Room.
  11. The Condominium Corporation and/or the Property Management Office is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may arise from the use of the Amenities. Any untoward incident should immediately be reported to the Security Group or to the Property Management Office.
  12. Any abuse of use or damage caused to the facility, in part or in whole, shall be considered a major violation and shall be subjected to a fine, the amount of which shall be determined by the Property Management Office depending on the magnitude of the abuse or damage.

Fitness Gym

  1. The Fitness Gym shall be for the exclusive use of unit owners in good standing and their immediate family members whose names are duly registered in the Roster of Unit Owners and Residents, and has registered gym membership (daily, monthly, annually) with the Property Management Office or those persons duly endorsed by the Property Management Office.
  2. The fees for use of the Fitness Gym of the project shall be of the amount prescribed by the Property Management Office and approved by the Board of Directors.
  3. Unit Owners who will be using the fitness gym must be in proper fitness attire.
  4. Do not drop or bang free weights, machine weights or dumbbells.
  5. No food or drinks are allowed inside the gym area. Plastic spill proof bottles are permitted.
  6. Do not stand on exercise benches, move equipment, and place weights on upholstery.
  7. Horse play is strictly prohibited in the gym area.
  8. No children under 16 years of age are allowed inside the gym area even if they are accompanied by parents or guardians for the purpose of the children’s safety and of the gym users.
  9. The Property Management Office is not responsible for any personal belongings lost or stolen inside the gym area.
  10. All users shall comply with the rules and regulations on the use of the Fitness Gym. The Property Management Office staff shall have the exclusive prerogative to remove or disallow the use thereof by violators. Any abuse of use or damage caused to the facility, in part or in whole, shall be considered a major violation and shall be subjected to a fine, the amount of which shall be determined by the Property Management Office depending on the magnitude of the abuse or damage.
  11. The Condominium Corporation and/or the Property Management Office is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may arise from the use of the Fitness Gym. Any incident should immediately be reported to the Security or to the Property Management Office.

Game Room

  1. The Game Room shall be for the exclusive use of unit owners  in good standing and their immediate family members whose names are duly registered in the Roster of Unit Owners and Residents, or those persons duly endorsed by the Property Management Office.
  2. The fees for use of Game Room of the project shall be of the amount prescribed by the Property Management Office and approved by the Board of Directors.
  3. The use of the Game Room is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
  4. Do not drop any game room equipment.
  5. No food or drinks are allowed to be placed on top of the pool table.
  6. The Property Management Office is not responsible for any personal belongings lost or stolen inside the game room.
  7. All users shall comply with the rules and regulations on the use of the Game Room. The Property Management Office staff shall have the exclusive prerogative to remove or disallow the use thereof by violators. Any abuse of use or damage caused to the facility, in part or in whole, shall be considered a major violation and shall be subjected to a fine, on the magnitude of the abuse or damage.
  8. The Condominium Corporation and/or the Property Management Office is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may arise from the use of the Game Room. Any incident should immediately be reported to the Security or to the Property Management Office.

Swimming Pool

 

  1. The swimming pool is for the exclusive use of unit owners in good standing and their immediate family members whose names are duly registered in the Roster of Unit Owners and Residents, or those persons duly endorsed by the Property Management Office.
  2. No Unit Owner or tenant is allowed to leave the pool area without changing to dry clothes.  Water drippings on the hallways is a safety issue and causes major maintenance issue on elevators. Damages or accidents which may arise due to violation of this restriction will be charged to the offending Unit Owner.
  3. All pool users must follow the rules set forth by the Property Management Office as approved by the Board, including the number of allowed pool users for every unit, both for residents and the guests, and the schedule of pool usage for residents and guests.
  4. The swimming pool shall be available for use strictly from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM only.
  5. All pool users shall confine themselves within the pool deck/area and shall not use any other furniture during their stay in the pool area.
  6. All pool users shall strictly follow the following swimming attire:
    1. For Female Swimmers
      1. Swimsuits – swimsuits that have sleeves and have shorts for bottoms shall be allowed, provided they are of the proper material.
      2. Cycling shorts worn over swimsuits or cycling shorts with lycra or stretchable tops.
      3. Gym or aerobic wear i.e. lycra or stretchable shorts, leotards with or without sleeves.
    2. For Male Swimmers
      1. Swimming trunks
      2. Swim shorts
    3. T-shirts and shorts made of cotton, denims and basketball shorts are not allowed because the fiber and residue from such materials can clog up the filtration system of the pool.
  7. For obvious reasons, beverages in bottles and other glass containers are not allowed in the pool area.
  8. Horse play is strictly prohibited in the pool area.
  9. Children should never be left unattended in the pool area.
  10. The Property Management Office is not responsible for any personal belongings lost, stolen, or left in the pool area.
  11. All users shall comply with the rules and regulations on the use of swimming pool. The Property Management Office staff shall have the exclusive prerogative to remove or disallow the use thereof by violators.
  12. The swimming pool is not manned by a lifeguard. Users are advised to take all necessary safety precautions. Management will not be liable for any accident or injury, or death that may arise from the use of the swimming pool.

 

Hallways, Emergency Exits and Stairs

  1. All entrances, exits, emergency exits, hallways, passages, stairwells and lobbies must be free from and clear of any obstruction, restriction or hindrance at all times. Tables, chairs and other obstructing materials (floor/ door mats, shoes, and slippers) are not allowed in any part of the common areas.
  2. Loitering is strictly prohibited.
  3. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the lobbies, hallways, fire exits, stairwells and all enclosed areas of the building.
  4. Unit owners are not allowed to post announcements, posters, etc on perimeter walls, common areas and bulletin boards without the prior approval of the Property Management Office.
  5. Gatherings/ assemblies are not allowed to be held in the lobbies and all hallways.

Common Areas

  1. Common comfort/shower rooms shall only be utilized as designated. Storing items that threaten the life of others, the safety of the building or which hinder proper maintenance of the comfort/shower rooms will not be allowed.
  2. Residents are not allowed to store flammable materials, construction debris, defective equipment, furniture, appliances, potted plants and pets that can be detrimental at the roof deck area. No person shall be allowed to sleep in the laundry cage at the roof deck. 
  3. Loud sounds or other disturbing noises are strictly prohibited.
  4. Any abuse of use or damage caused to these facilities, in part or in whole, shall be considered a major violation and shall be subject to a fine, the amount of which shall be determined by the Property Management Office depending on the magnitude of the abuse or damage.

Use of Other Recreational Facilities

  1. Subject to the prior approval of the Condominium Corporation, the Property Manager is authorized to promulgate, from time to time, such rules and regulations pertaining to the proper use and maintenance of the common recreational facilities.
  2. Schedule of fees for the amenities are available at the Property Management Office.
  3. Comfort/Shower Rooms:
    1. Proper use and sanitation will be observed at all times as employees, agents and guests must keep the comfort rooms clean and sanitary.
    2. The comfort/shower rooms will be used only for the purpose for which they are intended. Washing of clothes and dishwashing are not allowed.
    3. Should any portion of the comfort/shower rooms be damaged due to the fault or negligence of the unit owner/resident, he shall shoulder the cost and expenses or any repairs.

Pets

General Guidelines on Pet Ownership

  1. Residents must register their pets with the Property Management Office.
  2. Pets, where applicable, must be vaccinated, at the owner’s expense at least against rabies and distemper for a specified duration.  Upon the request of the Property Manager, the owner must submit a written certification from a licensed veterinarian concerning the vaccination received by his pet.
  3. Only aquarium fishes, dogs, cats and birds are allowed as pets.
  4. With regard to pet quantity and/or size:
    1. aquarium fishes – 1 aquarium per unit owner, maximum aquarium size is 40 gallons
    2. dogs or cats – maximum of 2 per unit owner, each dog/cat must be less than 25 lbs. each or less than 15” in height (when full-grown) standing on their feet, and
    3. birds – 1 cage per unit owner; maximum cage size is 1 cubic meter
  5. Pets shall be confined inside the unit and are not allowed to roam free.
  6. Pets must not be left unattended on common areas, laundry/drying cages, patios or balconies.
  7. Follow the prescribed rules in transporting your pets (i.e. use only of stairs or of the service elevator)
  8. Pets in transit must be carried, restrained by a leash, or placed in an animal carrier.  They may be taken out of the building only by way of stairways for mid-rise building.
  9. Persons who walk their pets are responsible for immediately cleaning up after their animals and discarding securely-bagged pet droppings in designated areas only.
  10. Pet owners shall be responsible for any damage caused by their pets.  Any damage caused by cleaning chemicals or other such materials used in an attempt to remedy such damage is also the full responsibility of the unit owner.
  11. No pet shall be allowed to become a nuisance or create any unreasonable disturbance.  Nuisance shall mean:
    1. unruly behavior which causes personal injury or property damage, OR
    2. who make noise continuously or incessantly to the disturbance of any person at any time of day or night, OR
    3. who relieve themselves on walls or floors of common areas, OR
    4. who exhibit aggressive or other dangerous or potentially dangerous behavior, OR
    5. who are conspicuously unclean or parasite infested.
  12. No pet shall be caged or kept in the drying cage. 
  13. Pet owners shall indemnify the Condominium Corporation and hold it harmless against loss or liability of any kind arising from their pet(s).

Sales or Lease of Units

General Guidelines

  1. A unit owner has the right to sell, transfer, assign, convey or dispose of his property in accordance with the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions.
  2. Any unit owner with intent to sell their unit shall first offer the sale to the Developer and to the Condominium Corporation before offering the sale to the public. If this is not complied, the sale of the unit may be deemed incompliant to the provisions of the Master Deed and the House Rules, and the sale may be deemed invalid.
  3. Any unit owner with intent to lease their unit must follow the prescribed Lease Regulations of the Condominium Corporation from the enrollment of lease of the unit, the selection of prospective tenants, and actual execution of lease.
  4. All lease contracts shall contain, among others, the following provision: “The Board of Directors of the CONDOMINIUM CORPORATION is expressly authorized to demand and receive from the lessee the rent due on the said unit up to an amount sufficient to pay all dues, assessment, interests, penalties, attorney’s fees and other charges.”
  5. A buyer or resident may be refused entry to the unit premises unless the following conditions are complied with:
    1. All dues, assessments, penalties and fines and whatever charges accrued on the subject are fully paid.
    2. The buyer shall furnish the Property Management Office with a copy of the duly approved, signed and notarized copy of the sale or lease contract.
    3. The unit owner shall provide the Property Management Office with a written notice of the date in which the approved buyer or tenant shall move into the subject premises.  Procedure for move-in must be observed properly.
    4. To keep your residence a prime investment, the rate of leases and/or sale must be standard to be clarified with the Property Management Office. This practice shall guard against the undervaluation of the property thus keeping it in prime levels.

Certificate of Management

Unit owners who sell their units are required to secure a Certificate of Management from the Property Management Office prior to the execution of the sale. The Property Management Office shall be furnished with a copy of the notarized Deed of Sale, for record purposes.

These rules and regulations may be changed, amended or repealed at any time by resolution of the Board of Directors of the Condominium Corporation.

Access Control, Safety and Security

General Guidelines

  1. Only personnel duly registered with the Property Management Office will be allowed entry into the condominium buildings and grounds. Therefore, unit owners or residents employing household help, drivers, nurses, private security guards and any other employees must require them to fill out the ID Application Form available at the Property Management Office. The Property Management Office has the discretion to deny or favorably act upon said application.
  2. While within the condominium building or grounds, private security personnel or guards are prohibited from gambling, drinking liquor, loitering and conducting themselves in a rowdy, unruly manner.
  3. Unit owners or residents must notify/advise the Property Management Office and/or the Guard House of their visitor’s entry in advance to avoid inconvenience. Entry of visitors shall only be allowed from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Beyond the allowable visiting hours, the unit owners or residents must secure approval from the Property Management Office. However, visits shall not be allowed beyond 11:00 PM.
  4. The Property Management Office discourages the overnight stay of any visitor. Should this become unavoidable due to emergency reasons or when the safety of the visitor is at stake, the unit owner or resident must inform the Property Management Office and/or the Guard House of the visitor’s stay. The unit owner or resident shall be responsible for all the actions and behavior of the visitor during the stay.
  5. For security reasons, visitors must present and deposit a valid Identification Card with picture, in exchange for a visitor’s pass/ID and must register in the visitor’s log sheet/book before being given access. If the visitor is carrying firearms and ammunition, the same must also be deposited at the Guard House before allowing entry to the premises.
  6. Only personnel authorized by the Property Management Office shall have access to restricted/controlled rooms/areas.
  7. Access to the premises of persons whose presence shall, in the judgment of the Property Management, be prejudicial to the safety and security of the property or its residents may be denied, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Persons under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drugs
    2. Improperly dressed individuals
    3. Suspicious looking characters
    4. Persons carrying firearms who do not want to deposit their firearms at the Guard House
  8. All unit owners, residents, guests, visitors and employees or agents of unit owners and residents of units must refrain from carrying and/or brandishing firearms or deadly weapons in areas outside their respective units. Carrying/displaying of firearms and deadly weapons in the common areas such as the swimming pool, basketball court, driveways and other common areas is strictly prohibited.
  9. Firing of guns within the premises is strictly prohibited.
  10. Private security guards and bodyguards must be registered with the Property Management Office for proper identification.
  11. The Property Manager and/or his authorized representative are allowed to enter a unit in case of emergency such as fire, earthquake, notwithstanding that the residents thereof are out of the unit or that such entry may cause damage to the said unit.
  12. Any unusual occurrence in the condominium building and/or grounds must be reported immediately to the Property Management Office or the Guard House and the condominium guards only. If the situation so warrants, to protect the building properties and interest of unit owners/residents, the Security Personnel shall be authorized to conduct frisking, body searches or temporary detention of suspected person/s in accordance with the law.
  13. The unit owner/resident is responsible for the security inside his unit. He should also be responsible for the behavior and conduct of his contractors, house helpers, drivers, if any, and guests.
  14. Vendors and solicitations are strictly prohibited within the premises.

Employees and Household Helpers

  1. Domestic helpers, drivers, contract workers and tradespeople in the employ of unit owners or residents must not loiter in the condominium building and grounds. They must confine themselves as close as practicable within their respective employer’s unit or workplace.
  2. Household helpers in the employ of unit owners or residents must be registered with the Property Management Office and issued proper identification cards. Household helpers previously working within the complex must first secure clearance from their previous employer before they can be employed by another resident.
  3. Household helpers must wear proper uniforms prescribed by their respective unit owners (if applicable).
  4. Household helpers of residential unit owners may be allowed to receive visitors only upon prior clearance from their respective employers. The name of the visitors and the time of visit must be specified in the said clearance. The Property Management Office must be informed of the hours each domestic helper is supposed to be in the employer’s unit. The unit owner or resident must be responsible for all actions of his domestic helpers.
  5. Drivers of the unit owners or residents must not loiter and will only be allowed in the designated driver’s waiting area. Drivers must not be allowed to sleep in any portion of the common areas of the condominium building.
  6. The Condominium Corporation/Property Management Office reserves the right to deny entry of individuals who may be deemed detrimental to the safety and security of the community, whether or not said individual is authorized entry by a Unit Owner into the condominium building and grounds.

Delivery and Pull-out Procedure

  1. Unit owners/residents are required to secure a gate pass from the Property Management Office whenever there is a delivery or pullout of large items that cannot be hand-carried by one person and for items that may obstruct the normal flow of operations in the building. Such items include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. equipment and furniture
    2. Construction materials such as plywood, hollow blocks, gravel, sand, cement, GI sheets, etc.
    3. construction equipment
  2. These items must only be delivered or pulled-out within the following schedule unless there is a prior written approval from the Property Management Office:
    1. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mondays to Saturdays)
    2. Sunday and Holiday schedules will be subject to the approval of the Property Management Office.
  3. All deliveries must be brought directly to the unit or construction area. The building security or any building personnel are not allowed by the Property Management Office and Condominium Corporation to receive any deliveries. A representative from the unit owner must receive the delivery.
  4. All materials/equipment must be hauled-out on a daily basis and must follow the schedule stipulated above.
  5. The enforcement of the schedule and gate pass does not impose any responsibility on the Condominium Corporation or Property Management Office from the protection of items of the unit owner/resident.
  6. Should the delivery or pull-out cause damage to the common areas and/or furniture/fixtures found therein, the unit owner/resident shall be responsible for the repair or replacement of damaged items.

Fire Safety

  1. Electrical and telephone panels must always be accessible and no obstruction of any kind shall be allowed inside the panel rooms.
  2. Each unit owner or resident will provide and install, at his expense, a minimum of  one (1) 10 lbs. ABC fire extinguisher unit as required by the Bureau of Fire inside the condominium unit, the brand, model and type of which must be acceptable to the Condominium Corporation. Fire extinguishers shall be maintained / refilled by the unit owner/resident whenever necessary and shall be made available for inspection.
  3. The Property Management Office has the right to inspect or require respective unit owners/residents to install and refill fire extinguisher inside the unit.
  4. Unit owners/residents must ensure that there are no tampering with the alarms, bells, smoke detectors and fire hose cabinets that are installed in the common areas of the condominium building.
  5. All fire escapes must be free from obstruction at all times.  Window /Door Grilles (if any) must be operable.
  6. Unit owners/residents must ensure that a safety device is connected to their LPG tanks.
  7. No explosive, hazardous or inflammable materials shall be stored in any part of the unit, balcony, and/ or drying cage. Unit Owner will be required to remove said materials and shall be issued violations with corresponding penalty that may result to disconnection of utilities.
  8. Unit owners/residents shall be required to participate actively in the annual schedule of Fire Drills and the formation of the Building Fire Brigade Teams. Unit owners/residents shall be required to send representatives to Evacuation or Fire Prevention Seminars organized by the Property Management Office.

Monthly Fire Prevention Checklist

  1. Have you inspected your unit for possible fire situations?
  2. Have you inspected your electrical writing for frayed wires, octopus connections, etc.?
  3. Are there sufficient ashtrays to safely hold cigarette butts?
  4. Are your gas stoves and ranges well maintained? Are there no signs or smell of gas leaks?
  5. Have you kept your matches out of children’s reach?
  6. Do you maintain proper housekeeping practices?
  7. Have you taken the time to prepare your family to meet fire emergencies?
  8. Do you have suitable firefighting equipment on hand? Is it well maintained?
  9. Have you checked the pressure gauge of your fire extinguisher? Do all household members know how to operate the extinguisher?

What to Do in Case of Fire?

  1. Stay calm. DO NOT PANIC. Call for help. 
  2. Shout “FIRE” and activate the nearest fire alarm pull station. 
  3. Advise the Property Management or Security Office immediately, if possible. 
  4. Try to put out the fire with a portable fire extinguisher. 
  5. When the fire alarm sounds or when an order for evacuation is announced, all building residents and personnel should observe the following: 
    1. immediately cease all work or any other activity; 
    2. if time permits, secure all important papers and vital documents, including cash valuables, in a safe or vault; 
    3. lock cabinets and drawers; 
    4. disconnect and unplug all appliances; 
    5. close all windows and doors to prevent draft from spreading the fire; 
    6. leave the lights on; 
    7. close, but do not lock your main door; 
    8. listen to evacuation instructions and event updates, if any; 
    9. do not carry bulky personal effects; 
    10. do not use high-heeled shoes; and 
    11. prepare for evacuation 
  6. Proceed immediately to the corridor/hallway on your floor, fall in line and await instructions from the Evacuation Controller or his Assistant. If these people are absent, the residents should organize themselves for evacuation. 
  7. Help others who may not understand what to do. Advise visitors in your area to join your group in the evacuation. 
  8. Extend assistance to handicapped persons. 
  9. If you are on a floor other than your own, join the evacuation with the other people on that floor. Do not attempt to return to your own place/unit. Do not go back for your personal belongings or look for your friends, relatives or family members, unless extremely necessary.
  10. In case of injury, try to render first aid. If necessary or possible, call for paramedic assistance through the Property Management Office/Reception Lobby. Do not move injured persons, particularly those with back injuries, unless absolutely necessary. Loosen his clothing around the neck and waist and make the injured person as comfortable as possible. 
  11. Observe a continuous flow of traffic, in a single file, on the emergency fire escape stairways. Do not break lines and avoid unnecessary conversations. 
  12. If fire or smoke traps you, cover your nose and mouth with a wet towel to avoid smoke inhalation. 
  13. When escaping through smoke, crouch low towards the emergency exit away from the smoke and fire. 
  14. If the stairs are impassable due to fire or smoke, proceed to the laundry area or roof deck of the building. Stand on the windward side and wait for rescue. 
  15. If you are trapped inside the unit, stand by the window or balcony and try to catch the attention of rescuers. Fill the spaces around the door with wet towels, sheets, clothes or rugs to keep the flames from entering the unit.

Reminders During Typhoon, Storm, and Heavy Rains

 

  1. Monitor radio and TV reports continuously.
  2. Make sure that the following are readily available:
    1. fully-charged rechargeable lamps/lights
    2. flashlight
    3. first aid kit and medicines
    4. battery-powered radios
    5. extra batteries
  3. Prepare at least three (3) days’ supply of water for drinking, cooking, washing, bathing, etc.
  4. Be prepared for power interruptions.
  5. Check for loose and misaligned sliding glass and windows, which may fall off and/or be blown away. Make sure that all windows and doors are properly closed and locked.
  6. Stay indoors and do not allow any unauthorized person inside your unit.
  7. Apply adhesive tape (in an X-manner) on your glass panels. This may add strength to the glass.
  8. Call the attention of Security Guards and/or maintenance man on-duty for assistance.
  9. Check your lobby drains. These might be clogged up and cause flood in your unit, as well as the unit below you.
  10. Maintain presence of mind and do not panic.

 

Reminders During Earthquakes and Tremors

  1. Stay away from windows, mirrors, sliding doors, etc. 
  2. Keep away from loosely hanging objects that may fall. 
  3. Extinguish cigarettes and unplug electrical appliances. 
  4. Protect yourself, especially your head from falling objects or debris by bracing yourself in an open door or by getting under a sturdy desk or table. 
  5. Switch on emergency lights if power is lost after an earthquake. Remain calm and listen to news broadcasts. 
  6. Stay clear of damaged electrical installation or wiring. Switch off power if necessary.
  7. Stay clear of damaged infrastructure after a strong tremor. Aftershock might cause them to collapse. 
  8. If there is a need to vacate the premises, do so in an orderly manner. Running will cause unnecessary injuries to you and/or others. 
  9. If and when stampede should occur during an evacuation, DO NOT JOIN. Stay at a corner behind a wall or a post and wait for the stampede to pass. 

Reminders in Case of Bomb Threats

  1. BE CALM, BE COURTEOUS AND LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY TO THE CALLER.
  2. Do not interrupt the caller.
  3. If possible, notify the Property Management Office or the Security Guard through the intercom, cellular phone or other phone, if available, while the caller is on-line.
  4. Pretend to have difficulty in hearing. KEEP THE CALLER TALKING. If the caller seems agreeable to further conversation, try to ask the questions and information in the attached checklist.
  5. Inform the caller that detonation could cause injury or death to the building occupants.
  6. Write out message/s in it’s entirely and any other comments in a separate sheet of paper.
  7. After receiving the call, notify the Property Management Office and/or the Security Guard immediately. Neither talk to no one nor do anything that those instructed to you.
  8. In case of bomb is allegedly inside your unit:
    1. Move around carefully. The bomb may be rigged to window locks, doorknobs, carpets, loose boards, etc.
    2. Never move furniture, picture frames or similar object, unless these are checked for pull wires or release devices.
    3. Never connect broken wires or operate switches unless the entire circuit is checked.
    4. Check all nooks and look for unusual materials and listen for ticks or other sounds.
    5. Never open any boxes without carefully checking.
    6. When explosive or any suspicious object is found, NEVER EVEN LAY YOUR HAND ON SUCH OBJECT. The experts should do the job.
    7. Upon finding a suspicious object, the area should be evacuated for a minimum distance of 300-400 feet. A clear zone with a radius of at least 300 feet should also be established around the device, including the floors above and below.

Reminders in Case of Robbery

  1. Keep calm. 
  2. Stay at your area and cooperate as much as you could. Fighting back may only jeopardize your life. 
  3. Try to remember how many they are and what weapons they are carrying. 
  4. Try to find out as much as you can about the perpetrators. Try to remember how they look like (hair, eyes, nose, skin, etc.) and what kind and color of clothes they are wearing. 
  5. Stay down on the floor, if and when gunshots are heard or fired. Stay down until everything is quiet.

General Reminders

  1. When leaving your unit, be sure that all electrical switches are off and all electrically-operated appliances are disconnected. 
  2. Be sure that smoldering cigarettes and tobacco are not left in any part of the unit. Use ashtrays when smoking. Do not extinguish cigarettes in trash cans. Crush out cigarette embers before discarding. DO NOT SMOKE IN BED. 
  3. Do not throw away match sticks until flame is completely extinguished. 
  4. Do not store or place combustible and highly flammable materials like paint, thinner, gasoline, and other fire hazards, near cooking ranges, water heater and other heat/flame generating appliances, particularly in kitchen areas. 
  5. Check your LPG tanks and connections for leakage. If any leaks are noted, open your windows. Do not ignite/open your stoves, matches, lighters, air-conditioner and light switches until a thorough check on the source of leak is made. 
  6. Be sure that the valve of your LPG tanks are closed and turned off after each use. 
  7. Keep lighters and matches away from reach of children. 
  8. Never allow children to probe into electrical outlets. 
  9. Never leave your irons, stove/ranges/ovens, heaters, etc., unattended. 
  10. Dispose garbage, papers and other flammable waste materials properly and regularly. 
  11. Do not overload any electrical points by using adaptors and connecting too many appliances under the same circuitry. Do not use “octopus” connections. 
  12. Do not hide electrical cords and wires under the carpet or rugs. 
  13. Report immediately any faulty electrical plugs and wiring to the Property Management Office. Check for exposed or damaged installation and other electrical fixtures and devices. 
  14. Do not attempt to conduct electrical works and repairs, if you are not familiar with them. 
  15. Do not use malfunctioning electrical appliances or devices. 
  16.  Do not touch appliances and electrical devices with wet hands or when standing on wet surfaces. Do not place containers with water on top of appliances. 
  17. Do not replace blown or busted fuses with wires or any conductors. Use standard fuses. 
  18. Do not pull cords when unplugging appliances. Hold the plug itself, and then pull it straight from the outlet, not upwards, downwards nor sideways. 
  19.  Do not allow cooking of meals within the premises, except in designated places. 
  20. Unplug all electrical appliances and switch off main circuit breaker when you have plans of leaving for a period of time.
  21. Strictly observe NO SMOKING in all restricted areas. 
  22. Cooperate with fire prevention seminars and evacuation drills when scheduled. 
  23. Do not obstruct hallways and areas used as means of escape during fire. 
  24. In case of power interruption, use flashlight or emergency lights instead of candles. 
  25. Be sure that the fire extinguishers are installed in conspicuous areas of the unit. Each condominium unit should have at least one (1) 10-lb. ABC fire extinguisher inside. 
  26. Make sure that all household members are familiar with the locations of staircase, alarm points, hose reel and other firefighting equipment. 

Compliance and Enforcement

General Guidelines

  1. All unit owners/residents and those in their employ must comply with the rules which may be promulgated from time to time by the Condominium Corporation and with all the rules and regulations, ordinances and laws made by the health and other duly constituted local or national authorities regarding the use, occupancy and sanitation of the building. Any consent or regulations may be added to, amended or repealed at any time by the resolution of the Board of the Condominium Corporation. 
  2. The Condominium Corporation has the right to file an action to enforce the building rules and regulations, and the party violating those rules will pay for the cost of litigation and reasonable attorney’s fee which will in no case be less than P10,000.00. 
  3. The Condominium Corporation exists for the purpose among others, of assisting the unit owners and residents of the building with all the rules, regulations, ordinances and laws the use, occupancy and sanitation of the building. Any consent or regulation may be added to, amended or repealed at any time by resolution of the Board of the Condominium Corporation. 
  4. The unit owner or resident shall be liable for all violations of the Master Deed with Declaration of Restrictions, these House Rules and Regulations and other regulations promulgated by the Board, committed by the unit owner or resident, members of his household and guests. In the event that the unit owner or resident fails to abate the violation committed and the deadline or time fixed for the abatement or correction of such violation and compliance with the pertinent provision under the Master Deed with Declaration of Restriction or these House Rules and Regulations has passed, then the unit owner shall pay the Condominium Corporation the penalty that corresponds to violation committed as provided in the Guidelines on Penalties and Sanctions promulgated by the Condominium Corporation and which is hereby made an integral part of this House Rules and Regulations.

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