Developer stops flats'
RESIDENTS of Taman Bukit Jambul in Penang are angry that the developer has
halted maintenance service since three months ago as this has caused them
great inconvenience. They said the developer, Asas Dunia Sdn Bhd, had
stopped the service after alleging that the 1,296 unit owners of the
nine-block flats had not paid up accumulated debts totalling $208,230 in
service charges since May 1988.
for housing developers 05/08/1992
NST-CITYX By Michael Lai
ALL developers are compelled to plant a sufficient number of trees and
provide a car park for housing projects under the terms and conditions of
their development contract. Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) legal
adviser Mansor Hashim said local authorities have the legal provision to
take to court developers who do not adhere to these terms.
House buyers may be evicted for not paying instalments
BUYERS of State Government low-cost houses who have defaulted in
paying instalments for more than 30 months may face eviction unless
they settle the arrears immediately. State Housing Committee
chairman Zakaria Bakar told the New Straits Times the recommendation
to evict those who refuse to pay up or give up their homes after the
final notice, was agreed upon during the State Exco meeting last
Nod for builders to hire foreigners
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Government will allow housing
developers and building contractors to recruit foreign workers on
their own, Deputy Prime Minister Ghafar Baba said today. He said the
private sector can hire foreign labour directly pending a decision
by Government to appoint a local agent to recruit foreign workers.
`Green lane' for approval of low-cost houses
THE Selangor Government has proposed to adopt a "green lane" system
to reduce red tape in the approval of low-cost housing, Menteri
Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib said yesterday. Projects that
qualify for the system will also be eligible for other such benefits
as lower land premium, he said.
Incentives for developers of low-costs units
SHAH ALAM, Wed. - The Selangor State Government may provide a "green
lane" privilege - no red tape and lower land premium payments - for
developers of low- cost houses to speed up their schemes in the
Klang Valley. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib said the
State Government was also studying a proposal by the Federal
Territory-Selangor branch of the Housing Developers' Association (HDA)
to set up a special committee to monitor low-cost housing schemes
that are carried out immediately after State Exco approval.
abandoned project to meet buyers
BUYERS of apartments at the abandoned Sunrise Park project in Ampang
Jaya can look forward to seeing their homes completed. MP for Ampang
Jaya, Ong Tee Kiat told The Malay Mail that the receiver for the
project, Peat Marwick, had informed him that a meeting with the
apartment purchasers will be held on Saturday at 3pm at the Dewan
RESIDENTS of Block H in Taman Bukit Jambul, Bayan Baru, are set to
be an example in "condo-living" following a compromise regarding
maintenance service reached between them and the property developer
Asas Dunia Sdn Bhd. The State Assemblywoman for the area Madam Kee
Phaik Cheen, who mediated in the dispute, has proposed to resolve
the "sub-standard maintenance" problem by having the company service
only those blocks which pay up the fees.
23 projek terbengkalai
KUANTAN, Ahad - Dua puluh tiga projek perumahan di negeri ini
membabitkan perbelanjaan lebih $35 juta dilaporkan terbengkalai
sehingga akhir tahun lalu. Menurut sumber, daripada jumlah itu, 12
pemaju projek kini bercadang menyambung semula kerja pembinaan
manakala sembilan lagi hampir siap dan layak memperolehi Sijil
Kelayakan Menduduki (CFO).
housing scheme revived
THE abandoned housing projects in Johor Baru, highlighted in the NST
on June 5, has drawn feedback from at least one of the developers
concerned. Insun Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of Taman Puteri
Wangsa near Ulu Tiram, reassures purchasers involved that it has not
abandoned the project.
Of titles for condo-owners
ON reality condo-owners have to live with is that they will not get
the title to their homes or investments for some years due to the
long delays in the issuance if strata title. Without title they will
have to rely contractual documents for their rights to their condos.
What does this actually mean and what are its implications to you?
cannot escape liability for ads 27/08/1992
NST By C.K.G. Pillay
GROWTH of our population and economic prosperity far exceed the
availability of land to match such expansion. This results in more
high-rise residential buildings such as flats, apartments and
condominiums. The shortage of accommodation is aggravated by
"encroachment" of Singaporeans especially in Johor Baru and Malacca.
Housebuyers caught in
* Case one * SHAH of Taman Sri Keramat wonders why the developer of the
Asiaville Phase 1 project asked him to collect the keys to his new house
when it is still not ready for occupation. "I bought a two-and-half-storey
unit from MBf Property in August, 1990," he says.
Dilemma for man who
bought `Bumi' house
MALACCA, Wed. - A non-Bumiputera who wanted to use a terrace house he
bought two years ago in Johor as collateral for an over-draft facility
(OD) got a shock when he found that the house was allocated for Bumiputera
buyers. On being told by the bank that he was not eligible for the OD as
the house was meant for Bumiputeras, Mr Sia Boon Swee, a sub-contractor,
went to the developer of the scheme who told him not to make a big issue
of the matter.
Deliver or else! 31/08/1992 MM
HOUSING developers have been warned against using the clause
"subject to change" as an excuse for not providing facilities
advertised in their brochures. This clause is only applicable to
minor technical adjustments required by the authorities after
building or layout plans had been approved.
puts house owners in a fix
LEAKING roofs, cracks appearing on walls, exposed electrical wires -
these are the woes that some 50 house owners at Taman Guar Perahu in
Seberang Prai Tengah claim they have had to put up with since moving
into their homes a year ago. A spokesman for the residents, Encik
Omar Mohamed, 43, said the house buyers had paid about $40,000 each,
inclusive of additional features promised by the developer, for
their single-storey semi-detached homes only to suffer heartache
upon moving in.