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(1991)

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Maksiat di projek rumah terbengkalai 01/06/1991 HM
KLANG: Projek perumahan Taman Nakhoda Yusuf yang terbengkalai sejak 13 tahun lalu, kini menjadi `sarang' penagih dadah dan tempat maksiat pasangan muda. Tinjaun Harian Metro mendapati beberapa bahan buangan yang digunakan oleh penagih dadah seperti kotak mancis, timah rokok dan batang betik kering, bersepah dalam beberapa unit rumah di situ.

Why the long wait for housing loan applicants 02/06/1991 NSUNT
PROPESPECTIVE house buyers may wonder why banks take a long time, sometimes months, before they approve loans. Consumers may not, realise it, but one reason is that banks make a search with the Official Assignee's Office to determine whether the applicant is a bankrupt. Only when a clearance certificate is issued do banks approve the loan.

Buyers to revive housing project 03/06/1991 NST-CITYX
THE long abandoned Taman Senawang Jaya housing project in Seremban will soon be revived. A committee representing house buyers has been formed to look into details of reviving the scheme.

Kepada siapa hendak mengadu 03/06/1991  BH
SAYA membeli rumah di Taman Sri Jaya, Jalan Pokok Mangga, Melaka pada bulan Mac, 1987. Tetapi pada tahun 1990 pemajunya telah diisytiharkan bankrup sedangkan gaji saya telah dipotong melebihi dari dua tahun. Cubalah kita fikir rumah yang saya beli itu fasa II sedangkan fasa 1 pun masih lagi belum dibina

Buyers forced to take up policy 03/06/1991 NST 
SEVERAL financial institutions have forced purchasers of sub-divided buildings to take up a fire insurance policy before providing them with financing even though the units are covered under a master insurance policy. These institutions are said to have adopted a "take-it-or-leave-it" attitude because they want the units to be insured under their panel of insurers.

Move to speed up transfer of titles 04/06/1991 MM
EFFORTS are being made to speed up the process of transferring strata titles to residents of Section 2 in Bandar Baru Wangsa Maju. Deputy National Unity and Social Development Minister Datuk Alex Lee, who in also the MP for Batu, will hold a meeting with Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar to help speed up the process.

Pinjaman cara baru untuk beli rumah 10/06/1991 BH
USAHA kerajaan memperkenalkan undang-undang baru untuk melindungi hak pengguna ketika membeli rumah sememangnya sudah lama dinantikan oleh rakyat apatah lagi di kalangan yang sudah "terperangkap" dengan pemaju perumahan yang tidak bertanggungjawab - wang pendahuluan dan bulanan pinjaman perumahan dipotong setiap bulan tetapi projek perumahan terbengkalai. Setidak-tidaknya dengan peraturan baru itu, bakal pembeli rumah sudah tidak bimbang wang yang disimpan sekian lama untuk memiliki rumah impian masing-masing tidak "lesap" kerana kegagalan pemaju menyiapkan projek perumahan yang dijanjikan.

Check on errant developers 20/06/1991 MM
SOME private developers are believed to be selling low-cost houses to the public at under-the-counter prices and without City Hall's approval. Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar said he suspects several developers are going against the Development Order by selling low-cost units directly to buyers instead of going through City Hall.

Firm denies low-cost flats are substandard 22/06/1991 MM
THE low and medium-cost flats of Taman Mirhaja in Jalan Loke Yew were built according to specifications approved by the Housing and Local Government Ministry, said MBf Property Services. The company, which is managing the project, made the statement in response to claims by buyers that the flats were substandard.

EPF payout plan draws mixed views  24/06/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The decision by the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) not to release to developers in one lump sum the withdrawal approved for house-buyers under the new EPF Act has met with mixed response from consumerists and developers. While the Federation of Consumers' Associations, Malaysia (Fomca) is jubilant over the move, the Housing Developers' Association, Malaysia (HDA) has expressed concern over its implementation.

No change in rules for withdrawals, says EPF 25/06/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Employees Provident Fund will continue to release in one lump sum withdrawals by contributors who want to buy houses provided all necessary documents have been furnished. "As far as the EPF is concerned, no decision has been made to change the present regulations as reported by some newspapers last week," public relations manager Tengku Roshani Tengku Embong said today.

27-year wait for strata title 25/06/1991 MM
* TWENTY-SEVEN years is too long to wait for a strata title, says Angry of Jalan Tiong Nam, who bought his flat that long ago. "I was asked twice to pay processing fees for my strata title, amounting $756, but till now, nothing has happened," he says.

Strata title property insurance dilemma 26/06/1991 BT
A UNIT owner of a strata title property (STP) need not take up fire insurance on the unit as required by several financial institutions, Sime Zeta Hogg Robinson Insurance Brokers (SZHR)'s managing director Lo Teen Ann told Business Times. He said under the Strata Titles Act 1985 (the Act), the management corporation or the original proprietor is required to insure and keep insured the subdivided building against fire and such other risks as may be prescribed under the Act.

Owners seek loan to revive project 26/06/1991 NST-CITYX By Harris Iskandar Taib
OWNERS of the 27-storey Menara Safuan have applied for a government loan to complete the construction of the building which has been abandoned for more than four years. The application, under the $500 million Entrepreneurs Rehabilitation Fund, was made by Safuan Holding Sdn Bhd. The fund was set up in July 1988 to help Bumiputras who faced financial difficulties caused by the economic slowdown.

Cover-up of shoddy work 28/06/1991 MM
A HOUSE-BUYER in Taman Alam Megah, Shah Alam, in upset over the sub-standard construction of his house of eight months. Where there should have been concrete and hardcore under the flooring, Encik Bahari Ibrahim found mostly sand and little cement.

Camouflaging an eyesore 29/06/1991 NST-CITYX By Elan Perumal
THE Klang District Office will plant tall trees in Jalan Kampung Jawa to camouflage several abandoned projects in the area. District officer Mohamad Ali Abdul Samad said the tree planting exercise would begin soon.

Cheer for house owners 29/06/1991 MM
DEFECTS on some houses in Taman Alam Megah, Shah Alam will be rectified as soon as investigations are completed and solutions worked out. "If all goes well, things will be sorted out and rectified by the end of next month," said Mr Lawrence Nice, site engineer for the developers, Taman Perusahaan Berat Sdn Bhd which is managed by Hong Leong Property Managers.

Kepertama bentuk badan bertindak bantu ahli terpedaya 30/06/1991 BM
SERDANG: Kesatuan Kakitangan Am Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (Kepertama) menubuhkan sebuah jawatankuasa bertindak bagi 15 ahlinya yang terpedaya dengan pembelian rumah terbengkalai sejak 1987. Presidennya, Encik Kassim Sheikh Mohamad, berkata mereka adalah antara lebih 200 pembeli di projek rumah kos rendah oleh Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor (SSI) di Jenderam Hilir, Sepang

 

 

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