The SBMA Housing Rules and Regulations are intended to govern and regulate the use and occupancy of the individual units and common areas of the SBMA Housing Facilities and to ensure their efficient and orderly management by the SBMA or its designate, for the benefit of all Unit Lessees, Sub-lessees and persons authorized by them and the SBMA as owner.
All Unit Lessees and Sub-lessees are bound to comply with these Housing Rules and Regulations. They are also held responsible for the compliance with these Housing Rules and Regulations by persons authorized by them to live in and/or use their units, as follows:
Housing units are intended for dwelling/residential purposes only. Use of Housing units and/or their immediate surroundings as chapel, commercial establishment, office and the like are illegal.
The Unit Lessee, Sub-lessee and/or authorized person/s shall keep the townhouse unit and any part thereof to which he has sole access, clean and in good condition, and in a manner that shall not cause any prejudice or damage to other units and/or common areas of the building.
The Unit Lessee, Sub-lessee and/or authorized person shall not create or permit any disturbing noise and/or boisterous and loud acts in his unit, which may inconvenience the other residents. He shall also not permit any unlawful or immoral activities to be committed in the premises, either in his unit or in the common areas. Activities, which shall cause prejudice to other residents or injure the reputation of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority ("the SBMA"), are prohibited.
The SBMA Administrator and/or his duly authorized representative/s have the right of access to any unit with prior written notice to the Lessee for the purpose of inspecting the said unit in order to ensure that the leased property is properly maintained and in good condition.
The Land Asset Management Department (LAMD) is the SBMA's designated Building Official of the housing areas.
The sidewalks, entrances, exits, hallway, stairways, corridors, landings, fire exits of the structure and/or any part or area of common use and ownership shall not be used for any purpose other than for egress to and from the units in the building. These areas must be kept free from obstruction at all times.
No one shall do, place or store anything in the common areas, which shall increase the rate or cause the cancellation of the insurance of the building, impair the structural strength of the building and/or alter the appearance of any exterior portion thereof. Nothing shall be stored in any of the common areas without prior consent of the Administration Office or its designate.
Children and their nursemaids are not allowed to play in the driveways, hallways, stairways and other common areas, except in those areas or playgrounds designated for the purpose. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Vandalism of any form in any area of the premises shall not be tolerated. Violators shall be penalized accordingly.
The basketball courts, tennis courts and playground facilities shall be for the exclusive use of Unit Lessees, Sub-lessees, and/or persons authorized by them and/or the SBMA.
The use of these facilities shall be in such a manner as to respect the rights of other Unit Lessees, Sub-lessees and/or authorized persons and shall be controlled by the regulations issued by SBMA (LAMD).
All guests of Unit Lessees, Sub-lessees and/or authorized persons must be accompanied by a resident at all times, except when prior arrangement with SBMA (LAMD) has been made.
Residents shall be responsible for the conduct of their respective guests at all times.
The Unit Lessee, Sub-lessee and/or authorized persons shall be responsible in cleaning the area after their use. All individuals are requested to cooperate in maintaining maximum cleanliness in these facilities.
Washing or hanging laundry in garages/carports, parking areas or railings/fences of housing units is prohibited. If laundry area is in public view, resident shall adopt measures to prevent the laundry from being visible to public view, subject to clearance by LAMD.
A key factor in the appearance of our community is proper disposal of any trash. Maintaining clean yards and the immediate vicinity of housing units, including the sidewalks and streets directly in front of units, shall be the responsibility of residents. These areas shall be kept litter-free at all times.
Trash, whether in receptacles or bags that are toppled over or torn to shreds by scavenging animals and birds, shall be the responsibility of the resident and should be gathered and properly contained.
Residents are to maintain clean and orderly yard and patio areas at all times, as well as trimmed grass/vegetation areas just outside their unit or sidewalk.
Residents shall be responsible for lawn maintenance. If grass/weeds/bushes have grown to unmanageable proportions, (one foot high) the SBMA shall take on the job of trimming the grass/weeds/bushes and charges for this shall be applied to the resident's garbage bill.
Republic Act 7227 created the Ecology Center (EC) with the responsibility of adopting and implementing measures and standards for environmental pollution control and enforcement of national environmental laws, rules and regulations. It shall also promote sound waste management technologies such as recycling, waste segregation and waste minimization, among others.
Special Rules for Residential Areas
(Under the Waste Management Guidelines, Pursuant to Sections 96 and 103 of the Implementing Rules and regulations of R.A. 7227 series of 1992)
Residents shall be required to provide for their own covered waste receptacles which are to be staged within the residents' premises.
Residents shall refrain from placing household waste outside of their homes other than the specified days of collection to prevent animals and birds from scavenging.
Residents shall refrain from using public trashcans for their household garbage.
Residents are encouraged to maintain cleanliness within their premises and to collect and properly contain spilled garbage and other wastes.
Residents are allowed to have pets in the residential areas provided that the following guidelines are observed.
Stray dogs and cats
Pets owners are encouraged to bring their own "scooper" when they walk their pets. Failure to remove animal excrement from streets, sidewalks and other public places, except if pet is in the company of a disabled person shall be penalized accordingly.
Raising or keeping livestock (poultry, hogs, goats, sheep, cattle, including game fowl or fighting cocks) and/or exotic/endangered animals is strictly prohibited.
The SBMA reserves the right to prohibit the retention of any pets found to be a nuisance or a threat to the other residents of the housing facilities. Incessant or intermittent but repeated barking of dogs / threat from pets/animals ('Incessant' is defined as at least 3 - 5 minutes of continuous barking/whining. "Repeated" is defined as more than five (5) barking spells (periods of continuous barking) in an hour.
Hunting and/or catching of birds/wild animals is prohibited.
LED shall apprehend individuals vandalizing housing areas. Apprehended individuals shall be turned over to the SBMA Investigation Office for investigation and proper disposition. As much as possible, evidence should be kept intact, such as area or property which has been vandalized or pictures taken while the act of vandalism is taking place.
No one is allowed to keep or carry firearms and/or other deadly weapons within the housing area. Upon entry at the housing area, Lessee/Sub-lessee/residents/visitors shall surrender their firearms and/or deadly weapons with the LED officer on duty at the sentry for safekeeping.
A corresponding receipt shall be issued by the LED officer to the Lessee/Sub-lessee/residents/visitors. The gun owner shall claim his/her firearms and/or deadly weapon at the sentry upon submission of the corresponding receipt to the LED officer on duty upon departure.
Noise may post a problem when people live in close quarters. Residents may approach the neighbor and ask for cooperation, but if the noise problem still persists, or you are concerned about a possible emergency or dangerous situation, you may directly report the matter to the housing's security officer on post.
Fireworks and Firecrackers (Pyrotechnics)
Residents shall not bring into their units and/or any of the common areas, dangerous materials, apparatus or equipment such as explosives or anything of inflammable nature, which may cause or expose the premises to fire or its hazards.
The use of gas range may be allowed, provided that the gas tank shall be in an open area outside of the housing unit.
Satellite dish installations are being regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
Housing Lessee and Dependents, Domestic Helpers, Drivers, Private Security Guard and other Staff
Residents/Lessees/Sub-lessees are required to secure vehicle passes or decals for their respective vehicles from the Transport Regulatory Division of the Transportation and Communications Department.