Shoddy work still main grouse against builders 22/01/2001
Petaling Jaya: Shoddy workmanship, which has been the main complain against
developers for several years, continued to be the largest single complaint
brought to the Housebuyers Association (HBA) since its inception two years
Buyers still waiting for their houses after four years 22/01/2001
The StarKUALA LUMPUR: More than 50 families are still waiting for their houses
in Taman Permai, Ampang, although the project was to have been completed four
years ago. Mohd Noh Nasira, secretary of the Taman Permai Jaya pro tem committee,
said they had bought the houses in 1995 and delivery was due in 1997.
hiss or kiss developers? 27/01/2001 MM
With the Year of the Dragon last year, housebuyers ‘fired’
developers for their shoddy workmanship in building houses.
Make geological reports
compulsory 31/01/2001 The Star
PETALING JAYA: The House buyers Association (HBA) has called on the Government
to make mandatory for developers to furnish a geological report to the authorities
before housing projects are approved.
defender of your rights 16/2/2001 The Star
Buying a piece of property is a very important decision for
everyone. It takes a lot of time and consideration, and for a lot of people,
better remedy 22/02/2001 The Star By Sim Leoi Leoi
PETALING JAYA: Various groups have called for an alternative remedy to enable
housebuyers to get a faster compensation from developers in cases of late
to submit report to Housing Ministry 24/02/2001
The Star By Dharmender Singh
The Housebuyers Association is preparing a report on cracks in 14 houses in
Taman Koperasi Cuepacs in Cheras Km19.2 before submitting it to the Housing
and Local Government Ministry.
House buyers 'lack
time, money for courts' 26/02/2001 The Star
Petaling Jaya: Getting court-ordered compensation for late delivery from housing
developers only inconveniences house buyers, said complainants who attended
a House Buyers Association meeting.
for their apartments after 15 years 27/02/2001
HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said if the the Housing Developers Act
was adhered to, such incidents would not occur.
Venice Hill condo buyers in a dilemma
Frustrated with the lack of response from the developer, several residents
recently approached the House Buyers' Association (HBA) for asssistance.
Buyers: Impose tougher laws
over strata titles 16/04/2001 The Star
PENANG: The newly-registered Housebuyers Association (HBA)
wants the Government to impose stricter laws to compel developers to apply
for strata titles for high-rise units.
Perlindungan Pembeli Rumah 17/04/2001 BH
PERSATUAN Pembeli Perumahan (HBA) meminta kerajaan mewujudkan undang- undang
khusus bagi melindungi pembeli hartanah dan memastikan mereka mendapat layanan
sewajarnya daripada pemaju.
first, then sell' policy mooted for houses
20/04/2001 Malaysia Kini
The government has been
urged to implement a 'Build first then sell' concept - where developers can
sell their properties only after they are fully-built- to overcome numerous
complaints by disgruntled home buyers relating to abandoned housing projects.
Housebuyers guide on website
20/04/2001 The Star
PENANG: Housebuyers who face various problems such as housing
delays or defects can now visit a new website to find out more about their
rights. House Buyers Association (HBA) secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said
yesterday the HBA website would serve as an "A to Z'' guide for purchasers.
`Submit Form 7F' warning
21/04/2001 NST By Patrick Sennyah
"I have repeatedly warned these developers to submit their Form 7F on time
and despite these warnings there are still those who have failed to do so,"
he said after officially launching the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor House Buyers
Educating housebuyers on their
rights 01/05/2001 NST
Property and Investment Deal 2001 (PAID) is the first property
fair to have the support and participation of the House Buyers Association
(HBA) Organised by Messe Lingk (M) Sdn Bhd, the PAID 2001 roadshow was launched
by last Friday by Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Senator Datuk
M..Kayveas at Subang Parade.
Solution to home ownership woes
01/05/2001 MM By Devasahayam Selvan
FOR many, investing in the `right' house might be quite a job.
Lest you are left high and dry once you move into your home, you must give
enough room for all the right steps to be taken thereafter.
30 lodge reports against developer
06/05/ 2001 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 30 purchasers of houses at a project at
the 18th kilometre, Jalan Cheras, lodged police reports against the developer
yesterday for allegedly cheating them of their deposits.
Ask builders for more time
to secure loan, buyers urged 21/05/2001 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The House Buyers Association has urged buyers to ask developers
for more time to secure a loan when buying property whose construction is
in S & P Agreement 22/05/2001 NST
Petaling Jaya, Mon – A new clause will be inserted into the standard sale
and purchase agreement to give house buyers more time to secure a loan when
buying property under construction.
New clause on end-financing in S&Ps soon
22/05/2001 The Star
Kuala Lumpur: It will soon be mandatory for sales and purchase agreements
to have a clause telling purchasers to consult their end-financiers before
buying a house.
Enforcement the key
By Nicholas Mun
House Buyers' Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong
said although the proposed Act would "plug the gap" that exists between the
issuance of the CFO and strata titles, it is only "a good interim measure."
18 peratus pembeli lewat terima
rumah 25/05/2001 BH By Mona Ahmad
KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Kajian Persatuan Pembeli Rumah Wilayah Persekutuan
dan Selangor (HBA) mendapati, 18 peratus daripada 10,000 pembeli di negara
ini lewat menerima rumah daripada tempoh dijanjikan manakala 17 peratus lagi
tidak memperoleh= sijil layak menduduki (CF). Presidennya, Datuk Kamaruddin
Bachik, berkata HBA juga mendapati pembeli mengalami masalah lain seperti
pelan rumah berlainan daripada yang diluluskan.
New groups helping to air grouses
24/06/2001 The Sun By P.Vijian
Citizens are organising themselves to seek solutions to problems of urban
living If you've got a problem, don't just grumble - make sure your voice
Call for probe into TCF issue 02/07/2001 MM
THE House Buyers Association secretary-general, Chang Kim Loong, said the
Housing and Local Government Ministry should investigate why the Temporary
Certificate of Fitness (TCF) was issued for the Villa OUG condominium. He
confirmed that water supply and functional firefighting equipment was a prerequisite
to the issuance of the TCF.
Help for house
buyers with grouses 07/07/2001 MM By Chow Ee-Tan
THE House Buyers Association (HBA) of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor will work
together with MCA Public Services and Complaints Department to help house
buyers who encountered problems. For a start, the department will organise
a workshop on July 14 from 9.30am until 12.30pm at Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang,
1,000 unresolved housing
cases compiled 18/07/2001 The Star By Celeste Fong
THE House Buyers Association (HBA) of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and the MCA
Public Services and Complaints Department has compiled at least 1,000 unresolved
Championing buyers' rights
22/07/2001 SUM By Dennis Chua
HOUSE buyers must be made
aware of their rights so they are not taken for a ride by unscrupulous
developers. It was with this in mind that the House Buyers Association (HBA)
was set up and registered in July last year.
on their rights 30/07/2001 MM
A HOUSEBUYER must be aware of his or her rights to avoid being cheated. Having
seen over the years how people ended up short-changed by unscrupulous housing
developers, ex-civil servant Datuk Zainuddin Bachik and a group of concerned
citizens set up the House Buyers Association (HBA) last year to protect the
interests of purchasers. HBA also aims to work with the Government, particularly
the Housing and Local Government Ministry, to strengthen consumer protection.
Bar warns lawyers against touting
01/09/2001 The Star
House Buyers Association (HBA) secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said it was
a breach of professional ethics and a conflict of interest for both the purchaser
and developer for lawyers to be present at housing project launches.
Syor mestikan pemaju pasang sistem
penggera 08/09/2001 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Kerajaan harus mewajibkan pemaju perumahan memasang
sistem penggera kebakaran dan alat pemadam api untuk semua projek perumahan
sebagai syarat mandatori.
Minister mulls use of section 11 21/09/2001 NST-PROP By
THE property industry may possibly be on the verge of breaking new ground
in terms of consumer protection.
to protect housebuyers - Amendments to be tabled in parliament on Oct 8
01/10/2001 The Sun
Petaling Jaya, Sun: The House Buyers Association (HBA) lauds the Housing and
Local Government Ministry's effort to address the various problems faced by
housebuyers because of errant developers.
Group: Do more to protect housebuyers
06/10/2001 The Star
PETALING JAYA: The proposal by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to
collect a RM200,000 deposit for companies applying for a developers’ licences
is just “a drop of water in a teacup,” according to the House Buyers Association
housebuyers' grievances 16/10/2001 NST
THE House Buyers' Association yesterday lauded the Government's effort in
addressing the problems of housebuyers with the tabling of the Housing Development
(Control and Licensing) Amendment Bill 2001.
Buyers cry foul over ‘town centre’
KUALA LUMPUR: Five years ago, 73-year-old Zain Hussin bought a shop house
at a proposed town centre in Shah Alam as an investment after he retired.
Govt move to provide housing
funds lauded 22/10/2001 The Star
PETALING JAYA: The House Buyers Association (HBA) and Real Estate and Housing
Developers Association (Rehda) are extremely pleased with the government’s
move in providing funds for housing for the lower-income group.
Not home yet
26/10/2001 NST-PROP By Sheila Singam
The much awaited amendments to the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing)
Act 1966 will lay the foundations for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government
to further tighten the rules and regulations governing the industry.
Association: Make developers
list buyers 29/10/2001 The Star
PETALING JAYA: It should be made mandatory for developers to exhibit the list
of purchasers, their addresses and phone numbers on the notice board at the
Local Government and Housing Ministry or the sales office, said the House
Be considerate, Kayveas warns
developers 12/11/2001 The Star
According to the House Buyers Association (HBA), MBSB had acknowledged in
its letters to several customers that it failed to release the progress payments
and had offered to bear the late payment charges imposed by the developer.
HBA: Keep strata titles
20/12/2001 NST By Koh Lay Chin
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed.- The House Buyers Association today advised house buyers
to "get, keep and preserve" the strata titles to their high-rise apartment
units as ultimate proof of their property ownership.
HBA: No abandoned projects
if developers follow the law 29/12/2001
The Star By Clarence Chua
PETALING JAYA: House buyers would not have to face the prospects of abandoned
projects if the law was properly adhered to, said the House Buyers Association
slams errant builders 31/12/2001
NST By Annie Freeda Cruez
The House Buyers Association (HBA) and the Federation
of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca) have also received numerous
complaints on defects in new buildings, especially houses.