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The Architects Rules 1991

Architects Rules

(Chapter 12, Section 36)
- Part 3, 4 and 5

PART III
LICENCES, REGISTER OF LICENSEES AND NAMES OF PRACTICES

Rule 16 -
Form of application

16. An application for a licence to supply architectural services in Singapore shall be in the Form 6 set out in the First Schedule, and shall be made not less than one month before the expiration of any previous licence issued to the applicant.

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Rule 17 -
Fee

17. Every application for a licence shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee specified in the Third Schedule, and such fee shall not be refundable.

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Rule 18 -
Evidence

18.- (1) An application by a corporation for a licence shall be accompanied by -

(a) a certified true copy each of the memorandum and articles of association of the corporation;

(b) a list of the members and directors of the corporation containing particulars as to whether they are registered architects, allied professionals or otherwise, and such other particulars as the Board may require;

(c) a certified true copy of any policy insuring the corporation against professional liability in accordance with the Act and the rules made thereunder for such period as the corporation is licensed to supply architectural services;

(d) a certified true copy of the certificate of incorporation issued in respect of the corporation under section 19 of the Companies Act; and

(e) a certified true copy of the resolution passed by the Board of directors of the corporation under section 20 (1) (d) (ii) or (2) (c) (iii) of the Act.

(2) An application for a licence by a partnership not comprising wholly of registered architects shall be accompanied by -

(a) a copy of the agreement establishing the partnership; and

(b) a list of the partners of the partnership containing particulars as to whether they are registered architects, allied professionals or otherwise, and such other particulars as the Board may require.

(3) For the purposed of section 20 (4) (b) of the Act, the type of limited liability partnership which may apply for a licence is one where its partners are either –

(a) registered architects or allied professionals who each has in force a practising certificate;

(b) corporations each of which has in force a licence issues under section 22 (1) or (2) of the Land Surveyors Act (Cap. 156) or section 20 (1) or (2) of the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253); or

(c) limited liability partnerships each of which has in force a licence issued under section 20 (4) of the Act or section 20 (4) of the Professional Engineers Act.

(4) An application for a licence by a limited liability partnership shall be accompanied by –

(a) a certified true copy of the statement lodged by the partners of the limited liability partnership with the Registrar of limited Liability Partnerships under section 15 (1) of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2005 (Act 5 of 2005);

(b) a certified true copy of the resolution passed by the partners of the limited liability partnership under section 20 (4) (d) (ii) of the Act;

(c) a declaration by the partner having control and management of the business of the limited liability partnership that in his opinion the limited liability partnership appears to be able to pay its debts as they become due in the normal course of business as at the date of application; and

(d) a list of the partners of the partnership containing particulars as to whether they are registered architects, allied professionals, licensed corporations or licensed limited liability partnerships, and such other particulars as the Board may require.

(5) The Board may require an applicant for a licence to furnish a statutory declaration to support any facts or particulars contained in his application or such other evidence or particulars as the board considers necessary to determine whether to issue a licence.

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Rule 18A -
Practice name

18A.- (1) No registered architect shall supply any architectural services in Singapore under any practice name unless that practice name has been approved by the Board.

(2) An application for the Board’s approval of a practice name shall be made in such form and manner as the Board may require.

(3) The Board may refuse to approve a practice name if, in its opinion, that practice name is so similar to another existing approved practice name as to be likely to cause confusion to the public.

(4) In this rule, “practice name” means the name of the proprietorship, partnership of wholly registered architects, limited liability partnership or corporation under which a registered architect supplies or intends to supply architectural services in Singapore.

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Rule 19 -
Form of licence

19. A licence to supply architectural services in Singapore shall be in the Form 7 set out in the First Schedule.

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Rule 20 -
Validity of licence

20. Each licence shall be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of its issue.

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Rule 21 -
Appeals

21. An appeal against any decision of the Board to refuse to issue a licence or to impose any condition on a licence under section 20 (4) or 21 (4) of the Act, respectively, shall -

(a) be made not more than 30 days after the decision of the Board has been notified to the appellant;

(b) be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Development;

(c) set out the grounds of appeal; and

(d) be accompanied by a copy of the following documents:

(i) the decision of the Board and the reasons therefor;

(ii) the application for the licence and all documents accompanying that application; and

(iii) any other correspondence between the Board and the appellant in relation to the refusal to issue the licence or the conditions of the licence, as the case may be.

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PART IV
REGISTERS

Rule 22 -
Form of registers

22.- (1) The register of architects shall be in the Form 1 set out in the Second Schedule.

(2) The register of practitioners shall be in the Form 2 set out in the Second Schedule.

(3) The register of licensees shall be in the Form 3 set out in the Second Schedule.

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Rule 23 -
Register of architects

23.- (1) The first entries to be made in the register of architects shall be the names of those persons who immediately before 30th August 1991 is registered under the provisions of the repealed Act; and their names and particulars shall be entered in the order in which they appear in the register kept under section 6 of the repealed Act.

(2) All other entries shall be made by the Registrar in the order in which the directions to make the entries are given by the Board.

(3) Any direction of the Board shall be sufficient if it is in writing signed by the President of the Board and is given pursuant to a resolution of the Board.

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Rule 24 -
Index

24.-(1) Any alphabetical index of the names of persons entered in the register of architects, register of practitioners or register of licensees shall be deemed to be a part of the register to which the index relates.

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PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATES AND LICENCES

Rule 25 -
Duplicate certificate or licence

25.-(1) If a certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence has been lost, destroyed or defaced or becomes obliterated so that any particulars in such certificate or licence is illegible, the holder thereof shall forthwith notify the Registrar.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the Registrar shall, on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Third Schedule and if satisfied that a certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence, as the case may be, has been lost, destroyed or defaced or become obliterated, issue a duplicate of such certificate or licence, as the case may be, to the holder of the original thereof, and the duplicate certificate or licence shall have the same effect as the original.

(3) In the case of a certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence that has been defaced or become obliterated, no duplicate of such certificate or licence shall be issued unless the original certificate or licence is returned to the Registrar.

(4) In the case of a certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence that has been lost or destroyed, no duplicate of such certificate or licence shall be issued unless the holder thereof makes a statutory declaration of the loss or destruction and furnishes it to the Registrar.

(5) Where any original certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence is found after any duplicate thereof is issued under this rule, the holder of the certificate or licence shall immediately return the duplicate certificate or licence to the Registrar for cancellation.

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Rule 26 -
Return of certificates, etc.

26. Any certificate of registration, practising certificate or licence or any duplicate thereof shall remain the property of the Board and shall be returned to the Board when the holder thereof ceases to be registered or licensed under the Act, as the case may be.

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Rule 27 -
Change of address

27. Every registered architect shall, within two weeks of any change in his address as is specified in the register of architects, notify the Registrar in writing of such change.

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