Pembeli terdedah risiko beli rumah
belum siap 20/01/2004 BH By Hasliza Hassan
ALIRAN industri perumahan di Malaysia dengan konsep `beli rumah belum siap'
menimbulkan pelbagai kesulitan kepada pembeli, terutama apabila projek perumahan
The battle rages on
14/02/2004 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
THE battle as to whether the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims (the Tribunal)
has retrospective jurisdiction to hear disputes arising from Sale and Purchase
Agreements (SPAs) executed prior to Dec 1, 2002, is still raging.
to exploit house buyers' 13/04/2004 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Exploitation - this is how the National House Buyers
Association (HBA) sees the move to raise the prices of houses following the
recent increase in steel price. Secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said today
recent reports indicated that buyers could expect a five to 10 per cent hike
in prices in the next few months.
Groups find proposal `preposterous,
incredible' 13/04/2004 NST
National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said the
term "low-cost" housing meant houses for those in the low-income bracket.
He said the association was against the idea because the poor would become
"slaves" to their rich landlords.
HBA syor rumah dijual secara sewa beli
KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pembeli Rumah Wilayah Persekutuan dan Selangor (HBA)
menyarankan kerajaan negeri itu menjual rumah kos rendah (RKR) kepada golongan
berpendapat rendah secara sewa beli.
Rakyat lebih minat beli jenis kos
sederhana 19/04/2004 BH
Setiausaha Agungnya, Chang Kim Loong, berkata cara itu bukan saja dapat mengatasi
masalah banyak rumah kos rendah di Selangor tidak terjual tetapi boleh membantu
negara mencapai matlamat satu keluarga satu rumah.
Developers must bear installation
costs for utilities 24/04/2004 NST-PROP
BUYERS who have been requested to pay installation costs over and above the
deposits for the connection of water and electricity supply to their new houses
can refuse to do so as these sums should be borne by developers.
Housing: Higher legal fees proposed
National Housebuyers' Association of Malaysia secretary-general Chang Kim
Loong has also proposed an alternative scheme of legal fees to the Bar Solicitors'
Solving the low-cost housing woe 15/05/2004
NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
To this end, National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim
Loong came up with a pretty good idea. He suggested that the Government (or
a public agency) buy over the unsold low-cost units and rent them to the poor
on a 'lease-purchase' basis.
HBA syor hotline didik pembeli
rumah 17/05/2004 BH-EKO
KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pembeli Rumah (HBA) mencadangkan kerajaan mewujudkan
talian hotline dan unit kaunseling bagi mendidik pembeli rumah mengenai pengurusan
Government to appeal decision
on housing tribunal 06/09/2003 The Star
National House Buyers Association (HBA) has described the latest development
as a retrogressive step for house buyers.
Why `build-and-sell' a better housing
plan 28/05/2004 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Cases of buyers being left stranded
due to housing projects being abandoned by developers will be a thing of the
past if the "build-and-sell" scheme is adopted by the Government.
'build then sell' concept, says association 28/05/2004
Kuala Lumpur: The National House Buyers Association (HBA) voiced support yesterday
for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's suggestion to implement
the 'build then sell' concept.HBA adviser and former Perak CPO Datuk Seri
Yuen Suet Ling said the economy and country's development are mature enough
to implement the concept.
Developers urged to ensure
land is pest-free 29/05/2004 NST-PROP
THE Government should amend existing laws to make it compulsory
for developers to ensure that development parcels are pest-free before constructing
properties on them. National House Buyers Association (HBA) secretary-general
Chang Kim Loong said there are currently no laws that require developers to
Build and sell or sell and build?
National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim
Loong says the association is "strongly in support of the ‘build-and-sell’
concept because it is a safer and more secure mode of buying a house".
Advantage to developers, for now
30/05/2004 NSUNT-FOCUS By K.T. Chelvi
HOUSING and Local Government Minister Datuk Sri Ong Ka Ting
recently declared that errant developers would not be given new licences.
Ong: Court’s decision a victory for housebuyers
15/6/2004 The Star
National Housebuyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said the
decision could only be seen as a promising step towards the successful implementation
of the tribunal.
for housebuyers 15/06/2004 The
National House buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said the
decision is a progressive and promising step towards the successful implementation
of the housing tribunal.
Federal Court rules
in favour of house buyers
The Federal Court today affirmed the Court of Appeal
decision that the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims has jurisdiction to hear and
adjudicate cases where the sale and purchase agreements were signed before
Dec 1, 2002.
Tribunal ada kuasa
dengar tuntutan pembeli rumah 15/06/2004
PUTRAJAYA 14 Jun - Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini memutuskan bahawa Tribunal
Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah mempunyai bidang kuasa mengikut peruntukan Akta Pemaju
Perumahan (Kawalan dan Pelesenan) bagi mendengar tuntutan pembeli rumah melibatkan
perjanjian jual beli sebelum 1 Disember 2002.
Strata problems persist
19/06/2004 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
IT appears that buying a strata title property is
one sure way of giving yourself a head-full of problems and worries. According
to statistics compiled by the National House Buyers Association (HBA), problems
related to apartment and condo dwellings form close to half of all the complaints
it received from buyers in 2003.
Developers exhaust appeal
process 19/06/2004 NST-PROP
The National House Buyers Association welcomed the Federal Court ruling.
Its secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said the outcome was "a progressive
and promising step towards the successful implementation of the Tribunal".
House buyers group
fear abuse 27/06/2004 Sunday Star By Lam Li
The National House Buyers Association (HBA) cited these incidents to object
to a Government proposal to rely on architects and engineers to certify the
safety of new buildings and do away with the present system of having certificates
of fitness (CF) issued by local authorities.
Not in buyers' best interest ,says HBA 28/06/2004
KUALA LUMPUR: The House Buyers Association (HBA) is concerned over potential
abuses arising from architects being empowered to issue building certificates.
Its secretary general, Chang Kim Loong, said yesterday that doing away with
the Certificate of Fitness requirements by the local authorities may not be
in the best interest of the public.
Plugging CF loopholes
to protect house buyers 28/06/2004
Meanwhile, the National House Buyers Association
said the proposal would only work if the build-and-sell concept was put into
practice. Secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said if house buyers did not pay
developers until the units were completed and safe to be occupied, it would
ensure protection for buyers.
Ong: Ceiling to be raised
30/06/2004 The Star
HBAM secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said the ceiling for claims should
be raised to RM50,000.
Tribunal bicara tuntutan RM50,000
30/06/2004 HM By Nadzim Ahmad Jamalludin
KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan bercadang memberi
kuasa yang lebih kepada Tribunal Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah (TTPR), termasuk membolehkannya
mendengar dan memutuskan tuntutan sehingga RM50,000 membabitkan perjanjian
jual beli yang ditandatangani sebelum 1 Disember 2002. Pada masa ini, TTPR
yang ditubuhkan pada 1 Disember 2002 hanya boleh mendengar dan membuat keputusan
terhadap tuntutan sehingga RM25,000 membabitkan perjanjian jual beli yang
ditandatangani sebelum tarikh itu.
Panduan untuk pembeli rumah
KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Kebangsaan Pembeli Rumah (HBA) melancarkan buku Tribunal
Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah yang memberi panduan ringkas kepada pembeli rumah ketika
membuat tuntutan di Tribunal Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah (TTPR), semalam. Buku
terbitan HBA yang dijual dengan harga RM10 senaskah itu diterbitkan dalam
tiga bahasa iaitu Bahasa Melayu, Inggeris dan Mandarin.
Guide for aggrieved house buyers
THE National House Buyers Association (HBA) has launched a self-help guide
for buyers to understand the workings of the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting launched the
guidebook at the ministry earlier this week.
with safety 03/07/2004 NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
ONE would have thought that when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi proposed to abolish the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation (CF)
requirement for completed housing units, it would be met with jubilation from
all quarters - developers, purchasers and NGOs alike. As press reports have
subsequently shown, it was not so. Some quarters have strong reservations.
Like most concerned citizens, I too tried to find some coherent reason from
these conflicting reactions.
Making safety a priority
10/07/2004 NST-PROP By Yvonne Yoong
LASHED by monsoon rains, sun-baked over years of neglect and ravaged by time,
some 38 abandoned projects in Kuala Lumpur alone, costing RM2 billion, still
stand a chance to be revived - if the situation improves for their owners
or if they are taken over by white knights. However, how safe for revival
are these weathered buildings?
Support still strong for `build
and sell' concept
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Many who have invested in homes only to find their housing
projects abandoned fervently support the proposed "build and sell" concept.
Ranjit Singh, a victim of an abandoned housing project, said all home buyers
should support the concept because it would prevent developers absconding
with their money before completing a project.
Stop sinking fund collection
27/07/2004 The Sun
WE REFER to the letters titled "Interest on sinking fund hijacked" (theSun
Weekend July 17-18), "Hold developers accountable" (theSun July 22) and "Sinking
funds may vanish if watchdogs nap" (theSun July 23).
Clear path for the
Housing Tribunal 31/07/2004 NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
Naturally, the National Housebuyers' Association welcomed the ruling, with
its secretary-general Chang Kim Loong saying that with the issue of jurisdiction
finally resolved, the Housing and Local Government Ministry should not waste
any more time prosecuting developers who continue to defy the Tribunal.
Pushing risk back to developers
01/08/2004 MB-HPROP By The National House Buyers Association
LAST May, the Prime Minister made a suggestion that developers should adopt
the `build and sell' concept. The idea has been hotly debated. Broadly, it
involves two principle types of residential conveyances: Purchasers of existing
properties and purchasers of off-plan properties (also called `sell-then-build'
concept from the developers' perspective). Purchasing Existing Property
Penguatkuasaan lemah punca banyak aduan rumah gagal diselesaikan
KUALA LUMPUR 25 Ogos - Kelemahan Bahagian Penguatkuasaan Kementerian Perumahan
dan Kerajaan Tempatan dalam menangani masalah perumahan menjadi punca banyak
aduan tidak dapat diselesaikan dengan segera. Setiausaha Agung Persatuan Kebangsaan
Pembeli Rumah, Chang Kim Loong berkata, bahagian itu tidak berkemampuan dan
lambat bertindak untuk menyelesaikan masalah yang berbangkit.
Volunteer lawyers to help house
buyers 06/09/2004 MM By Dennis Chua
KUALA LUMPUR: The city's "legal eagles" are helping aggrieved house buyers
with free service yet again. A group of 15 lawyers, each with 10 years' experience,
is volunteering to help 29 house-buyers of the Taman Fadason housing scheme
in Jinjang, Kepong, in an on-going battle with the scheme's developers at
the Home Buyer Claims Tribunal.
Implement `build first, sell later'
concept, govt urged 07/09/2004 MM By Pauline
* NATIONAL HOUSEBUYERS ASSOCIATION, MALAYSIA, (HBA) honorary secretary- general,
Chang Kim Loong, supports the `build and sell' concept saying it is timely.
HBA sifatkan bajet mesra rakyat
PERSATUAN Pembeli Rumah (HBA) menyifatkan Bajet 2005 sebagai bajet mesra dan
prihatin rakyat khasnya kepada golongan berpendapatan rendah. Setiausaha Agung
persatuan itu, Chang Kim Loong, berkata Bajet 2005 yang turut memperuntukkan
sejumlah wang untuk pembangunan Projek Perumahan Rakyat diharap dapat membasmi
masalah setinggan dan mencapai matlamat bebas setinggan menjelang 2005.
Housing plan for low-income earners welcomed 11/09/2004
THE GOVERNMENT has tabled a "people's budget" in providing affordable housing
for the low-income group, said the National House Buyers Association. Its
secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said assurance should be given to buyers
regarding the quality of the houses that are yet to be built.
In a muddle over Tribunal award
11/09/2004 NST-PROP By G. Umakanthan
This decision of the nation's highest judicial body, said National House Buyers
Association Malaysia (HBA) secretary-general Chang Kim Loong, does not seem
to satisfy some developers.
Free legal aid for house buyers 13/09/2004 The Star
A PANEL of lawyers will waive legal fees for the 42 house buyers named as
parties in a High Court case brought by a developer against the Tribunal for
Homebuyers Claims.The 15 lawyers, who will be rendering their services through
the National House Buyers Association (HBA), will appear for the house buyers
when an application for judicial review by Fadason Holdings Sdn Bhd against
the tribunal is heard on Sept 29.
Lindungi pembeli rumah dengan kekuatan penguatkuasaan 07/10/2004
KUALA LUMPUR - Revisit simple pleasures at Bandar Sungai Buaya, begitulah
yang dijanjikan dalam brosur jualan bagi satu projek perumahan di Selangor
Tribunal challenge withdrawn
Welcoming Fadason's move to drop its action, National House Buyers Association
secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said it was a triumph for buyers and a move
in the "correct direction for orderliness in the housing industry".
On this issue, National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim
Loong said all future hillside developments should take Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) studies into account.
Rulings to keep developers in check
20/12/2004 MM By Sushma Veera
THE Malay Mail is doing a series on hillslope developments in Selangor. Today's
segment focuses on the views and suggestions from the Real Estate and Housing
Developers' Association (Rehda) and National House Buyers Association (HBA).
KUALA LUMPUR: Guidelines tend to be set aside but a ruling must be adhered
to or developers risk being penalised.