NOT ENTIRELY a Misconception #8: BCA is responsible for the lifts in all buildings; that’s why the MCST won’t care about lift complaints until you threaten to write to BCA
To be precise, under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2016, the MCs are responsible for ensuring that lifts are kept in good working conditions at all times.
But that being said, lift contractors and owners do have a responsibility to report any lift incidents to BCA, which have an impact on public safety*.
As an aside, BCA also suggests MCs budget early for modernisation or replacement of lifts, rather than collecting special levies only when the lift has become aged and unreliable.
*Any lift owner or service contractor found guilty of an offence under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Lift, Escalator and Building Maintenance) Regulations 2016 shall, for each offence, be liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both, on conviction.