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(1992)

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Haggle over lower fees 01/12/1992 MM
THE Petaling District Council is still looking into ways of solving the Bandar Puchong Jaya certificate of fitness (CF) issue involving 177 housebuyers. Councillor Datuk Yap Pian Hon said he would contact the developer's architect to negotiate over the lower fee demanded by house-buyers.

Victim of shoddy work by Ipoh housing developer 01/12/1992 NST By Frustrated house owner
MUCH has been heard and said about housing developers who shortchange buyers by providing sub-standard houses and even late delivery of completed houses. I am one of those unlucky buyers of a low-cost double-storey house in Taman Klebang Jaya, Ipoh, which is developed by Syuen Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Pembeli dinasihati usah tandatangani 02/12/1992 HM
JOHOR BAHRU: Lebih 1,000 pembeli projek perumahan Taman Puteri Wangsa, di sini, yang terbengkalai sejak enam tahun lalu, dinasihatkan supaya usah menandatangani perjanjian pilihan yang diberi oleh pemaju, semalam, bagi mengelakkan sebarang kerugian. Sekiranya berbuat demikian, perjanjian jual beli di antara mereka dan pemaju akan terhapus dan proses membawa kes itu ke mahkamah sudah tidak bererti lagi

Call to review method of strata title issue 02/12/1992  BT
THE mechanism of issuing strata titles must be reviewed to allow for faster issuance and processing of this document. Without this, it would be difficult to enforce a comprehensive management strategies that are allowed under the Strata Titles Act 1985. Mr Gurjit Singh, the secretary-general of Institution of Surveyors Malaysia said the slow process of issuing strata titles means that a management corporation cannot be formed.

HDA against foreign speculative practise 02/12/1992 BT
THE Housing Developers' Association (HDA) of Malaysia fully supports the Government's move to curb foreign speculative practices on local property market to ensure that local house purchasers and national interest are protected. The association had all along been addressing this issue and proposing pragmatic thresholds to be strictly observed by foreign purchasers, HDA said in a statement released in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Foreigners own 12pc of local condos: Survey 03/12/1992 BT
FOREIGN buyers still make up a good proportion of owners of condomimiums in Malaysia, said Encik Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus, chief executive officer of Shapadu Properties. A survey by Rahim & Co showed that 12 per cent of condominiums in Malaysia are owned by foreigners while they also accounted for about 60 per cent of the occupancy rate, he said in a paper on "Financing the Condominium" delivered at the last day of a two-day conference on condominium development in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Pemaju perlu hati-hati di masa hadapan 03/12/1992 HM
PETALING JAYA: Tindakan penduduk Seksyen 11 di sini mungkin boleh dijadikan pengajaran kepada pemaju projek pembangunan supaya lebih berhati-hati dan mengambil kira kepentingan penduduk sekitarnya. Penduduk kawasan itu menuntut pemaju projek kondominium supaya membayar ganti rugi terhadap `kesengsaraan' yang mereka hadapi berikutan projek itu.

Pemaju perumahan setuju baiki kerosakan 03/12/1992 BH
PETALING JAYA, Rabu - Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) mengarahkan pemaju projek `Menara Universiti', Abinas Sdn Bhd, menghentikan kerja setiap hari pada jam 6 petang, mulai hari ini. Yang Dipertua MPPJ, Iskandar Astar, berkata arahan itu perlu dipatuhi kerana kerja pembinaan menara itu menyebabkan bunyi bising dan gegaran sehingga mengganggu penduduk sekitar kawasan itu.

Hangat, kecoh... 03/12/1992 HM
PETALING JAYA: Perjumpaan untuk membincangkan masalah pembinaan kondominum di sini, yang dikatakan menjejaskan keselesaan dan ketenteraman penduduk sekitarnya, kecoh apabila pemaju dan penduduk saling menuduh di antara satu sama lain. Penduduk mahukan hak mereka dibela dan menuntut pemaju membayar ganti rugi kepada mereka. Sementara pemaju pula mempertahankan bahawa mereka menjalankan kerja mengikut peraturan.

Shocked by `rejected' booking 03/12/1992  MM
* HAVING booked a house in the Serdang Perdana housing estate that is under construction, YOONG received a shock when he was told that his booking has been cancelled. "I don't understand what they are trying to do. When I visited their site office they told me they accepted bookings for the house and I wrote them a cheque for $1,000."

Wajib tanam pokok untuk dapat CF 04/12/1992 BH
JOHOR BAHRU, Khamis - Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru (MPJB) akan meningkatkan usaha menanam pokok dan menambah kawasan hijau menjelang Johor Bahru di naikkan taraf sebagai bandaraya, tahun depan. Jurucakapnya berkata, sehubungan itu pemaju perumahan dan pengusaha kilang dalam kawasan MPJB diwajib menanam pokok serta mewujudkan kawasan hijau di tapak masing-masing sebelum memperolehi Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF).

Completion period for houses may be extended to 24 months 04/12/1992 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Government may extend the period for the completion of houses from the present 18 months to up to 24 months to ensure the keys and certificates of fitness (CFs) are distributed to buyers simultaneously. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Osu Haji Sukam said the actual period of extension would be decided at a meeting between the Ministry and the Housing Developers Association (HDA) next week.

Fikir dua kali! 04/12/1992 HM
JOHOR BAHRU: Pembeli rumah di projek yang terbengkalai diminta berfikir dua kali sebelum mengambil sebarang tindakan membawa kes itu ke mahkamah kerana ia akan menyebabkan kelewatan pembinaan semula. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri, Datuk Bahari Haron, berkata orang ramai tidak wajar membawa sebarang kes kelewatan pembinaan rumah ke mahkamah kerana ia boleh diselesaikan melalui perundingan

Condo developers concerned over strict guidelines 05/12/1992 NST
A TOTAL of seven upmarket condominium projects worth $595 million in the Klang Valley is at risk of being abandoned following the Foreign Investment Committee's (FIC) strict enforcement of the 1974 guidelines. The FIC guidelines which require foreigners to seek the committee's approval before making a purchase has caused uneasiness and apprehension as well as the adoption of wait-and-see attitude among foreign and local investors in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Housing Developers Association of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor branch chairman N. Antonysamy said.

Market uncertainty may hit many condo projects 05/12/1992 BT
DEVELOPERS in the Klang Valley may be forced to abandon their condominium projects shortly because of the uncertainty in the market arising from the narrow interpretation and strict enforcement of the 1974 Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) guidelines. The Housing Developers Association (HDA) Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur) and Selangor chairman N. Anthonysamy said there are signs that many housing projects will be abandoned soon as many foreigners have threatened to withdraw their money from the projects.

7 projek kondo terjejas 05/12/1992 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Tujuh projek pembinaan kondominium di Lembah Klang, khususnya sekitar bandaraya bernilai kira-kira RM595 juta, didakwa menghadapi masalah berikutan tindakan Jawatankuasa Pelaburan Asing (FIC) mengetat dan tidak menjelaskan garis panduan 1974 secara terperinci. FIC dipertanggungjawabkan memberi kelulusan terhadap sebarang permohonan jual beli hartanah di negara ini oleh rakyat asing mengikut garis panduan yang ditetapkan.

Tindakan jika lewat keluar CFO 06/12/1992 BM
BATU PAHAT: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap pentadbir majlis daerah dan pihak berkuasa tempatan yang lewat mengeluarkan Sijil Menduduki Bangunan (CFO) kepada pembeli. Timbalan Menterinya, Daud Taha, berkata tindakan itu bertujuan memastikan setiap permohonan menerusi Borang E yang dihantar oleh pemaju dan pakar runding bangunan diluluskan dengan segera.

Boys will be boys, but architects must be accountable 07/12/1992 NST
HUMAN nature is generally predictable. It is this predictability that provides the basis for civilised society and all human endeavour. Systems and laws work because they reflect common values. Codes of conduct are useful because they are accepted practical expressions of what is proper in particular situations. The rules which society makes, and updates, from time to time, provide it with formal structures, explicit procedures and principles to distinguish wrong from right. Rules are important because in a civilised society they are our only protection against the predictable human weakness for the temptations of illicit behaviour

No CFs yet for flat owners 07/12/1992 NST
TAIPING, Sun. - About 60 owners of the Taman Bersatu housing flats in Kampung Boyan have yet to get their Certificates of Fitness (CFs) despite having signed their sales and purchase agreement eight years ago. Their spokesman Saw Lee Tong said today the project was earlier abandoned and put into receivership under Majaya Enterprise Sdn Bhd.

Housebuyers to bear added costs of soil treatment 08/12/1992 NST 
HOUSEBUYERS will have to bear the increased costs incurred by housing developers if the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council makes it mandatory for them to conduct soil treatment for their projects. This will mean that house prices in the township will increase.

Penduduk belum dapat bekalan elektrik 09/12/1992 BH
MERSING, Selasa - Lebih 400 penduduk di dua taman perumahan di sini, Taman Sri Endau Fasa Tiga dan Taman Bahagia, dekat Endau, masih belum menerima bekalan elektrik walaupun sudah mendiami rumah itu, sejak tiga bulan lalu. Sehubungan itu, mereka meminta Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) menyalurkan segera bekalan elektrik ke kawasan itu.

Pembeli kesal sikap pemaju 09/12/1992 BH By Pembeli Tertindas
SAYA adalah pembeli rumah teres kos sederhana di Bandar Lahat Baru. Apa yang mendukacitakan saya ialah sikap pemaju yang kononnya begitu akur dengan peraturan hingga menyusahkan pembeli. Pertama, pemaju mengenakan faedah atas cek bayaran berperingkat yang dikatakannya lewat. Pada hal cek berkenaan dikeluarkan oleh Perbendaharaan Malaysia dan masih dalam tempoh yang mereka kehendaki.

Rumah tidak dapat CFO dikaji 11/12/1992 BH
KLANG, Khamis - Kerajaan Selangor akan mengkaji masalah 36 projek perumahan di negeri ini tidak mendapat Sijil Kelayakan Menduduki (CFO) dalam mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tetap Kerajaan Tempatan, Perbandaran dan Alam Sekitar, Isnin ini. Timbalan Menteri Besar, Datuk Abu Sujak Mahmud, berkata jawatankuasa itu perlu membincangkan masalah berkenaan untuk mengenal pasti punca projek perumahan itu tidak mendapat CFO.

200 desak pemaju segera siapkan rumah 13/12/1992 BM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kira-kira 200 pembeli rumah di Taman Cuepacs, Batu 12, Jalan Cheras, Kajang kesal dengan pemaju kerana lewat menyiapkan projek perumahan di kawasan itu. Menurut mereka, projek perumahan membabitkan 200 unit rumah teres itu, sepatutnya siap 1990, selepas memohon pada 1987. Bagaimanapun sehingga sekarang hanya cerucuk di kawasan tanah lapang yang kelihatan

`Build drains first' 14/12/1992 MM
SOME big-time housing developers have been directed to change their construction schedule to solve the worsening problem of soil erosion and silting at building sites. Industry sources said the Department of Environment made this call after studying the environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports submitted by the developers.

Residents seek info on window grilles 14/12/1992 NST
IPOH, Sun. - Residents of 244 units of three-storey Mewah Flats here will seek clarification from the City Hall and the Survey Department in Taiping whether they are allowed to install grilles on their windows. Their quandary began after the housing developer, through its lawyer, issued them notices on Nov 28 directing them to remove their grilles within 14 days.

Tak rela dibohongi lagi 14/12/1992 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: "Kami tidak rela dibohongi lagi," itulah antara kata-kata yang dilemparkan terhadap Koperasi Serbaguna Cuepacs Tanggungan Berhad, pemaju sebuah projek perumahan yang terbengkalai. Bagaimanapun, wakil koperasi berkenaan berjanji kepada pembeli bahawa usaha-usaha sedang dilakukan untuk meneruskan kerja pembinaan di projek perumahan di Taman Koperasi Cuepacs di Kilometer 19.2, Kajang.

Bawa ke mahkamah 15/12/1992 HM
AMPANG: Tindakan undang-undang adalah cara terbaik bagi menyelesaikan masalah 35 penduduk yang dikatakan `ditipu' oleh syarikat yang berjanji untuk melaksanakan projek pembangunan di Kampung Kemensah berhampiran Zoo Negara, Hulu Klang. Penduduk yang sudah menyerahkan geran masing-masing empat tahun lalu dengan janji pampasan memberangsang tidak mempunyai jalan lain untuk mendapatkan habuan mereka, kecuali mengheret syarikat terbabit ke muka pengadilan.

MB akan campur tangan 15/12/1992 HM
SHAH ALAM: Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib, mungkin campur tangan bagi menyelesaikan isu Kampung Kemensah. Bagaimanapun, ketika ditemui selepas melancarkan projek perumahan Masalam Sdn Bhd di Seksyen 9 di sini, semalam, Muhammad enggan mengulas lanjut walaupun sebelum ini beliau dilaporkan sudah dimaklumkan berhubung isu itu.

Penduduk kesal rumah tidak siap 16/12/1992 BH
JENIANG, Selasa - Penduduk di pekan ini kesal dengan kegagalan pemaju perumahan menyiapkan 12 unit rumah kos rendah di Jalan Jeniang-Felda Lubuk Merbau dan membiarkan kawasan sekitarnya semak samun, sejak tiga tahun lalu. Tinjauan Berita Harian di kawasan itu mendapati 12 unit rumah kos rendah separuh siap itu kini dipenuhi tumbuhan liar.

Tindakan jika gagal keluar CFO 17/12/1992 BH
BATU PAHAT, Rabu - Kerajaan Johor akan mengambil tindakan disiplin terhadap pegawai atau kakitangan pihak berkuasa tempatan yang sengaja lewat atau gagal mengeluarkan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CFO) kepada pembeli. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri, Datuk Bahari Haron, berkata tindakan itu akan diambil jika siasatan mendapati pemaju, pakar runding bangunan dan pembeli sudah mematuhi segala syarat binaan.

Mixed views on raising price of low-cost houses 21/12/1992 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The Government's proposal to increase the ceiling price of low-cost houses from $25,000 to between $32,000 and $37,000 in urban and suburban areas has received mixed response. While the proposal was welcomed by developers, potential low-cost house buyers felt the increase was "too extreme."

BPR siasat jika lewat beri CF 21/12/1992 BH
JOHOR BAHRU, Ahad - Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) Johor akan menyiasat pentadbir majlis daerah dan pihak berkuasa tempatan serta pemaju perumahan di negeri ini yang sengaja lewat atau gagal mengeluarkan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) kepada pembeli. Pengarah BPR Negeri, Nordin Ismail, berkata langkah itu bagi mengenal pasti punca kelewatan menyebabkan pembeli menanggung faedah bayaran berjadual kepada institusi kewangan.

Pemaju sukar dikenakan tindakan 21/12/1992 BH
GEORGETOWN, Ahad - Kerajaan negeri tidak dapat berbuat apa-apa jika pemaju yang membina lebih 150 rumah sengaja mengelak daripada menyediakan 30 peratus rumah kos rendah. Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Dr Ibrahim Saad, berkata kerajaan juga tidak dapat berbuat apa-apa jika pemaju hanya membina 149 atau 148 unit rumah untuk melepaskan diri daripada syarat berkenaan.

Sour note to inspection 22/12/1992 MM
* BUYER of Puchong claims that he was threatened by the site officer of a developing company from which he bought a double-storey link-house in Bandar Puchong Jaya on Dec 17. He says the incident happened when he went to inspect the house he bought two years ago.

Lawyer held in land sale fraud 23/12/1992 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Police have detained three men including a lawyer for allegedly selling a choice 19-hectare land in Rawang for more than $1 million without the owners' consent. Sources told the New Straits Times today that Federal commercial crime branch officers picked up the trio from their homes and offices over the weekend.

Peeved over week's delay 23/12/1991 MM
* AD feels he should be compensated by a developer for the delay in handing over the keys to his new house in Subang Jaya. He booked the two-storey house, which was completed recently, two years ago.

Pemaju wajib sedia taman rekreasi 24/12/1992 BH
GEORGETOWN, Rabu - Pemaju perumahan di negeri ini wajib menyediakan tempat lapang untuk dijadikan pusat rekreasi di setiap projek perumahan baru, kata Yang Dipertua Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP), Datuk Tan Gim Hwa. Beliau berkata, keputusan itu bertujuan meningkatkan keselesaan penduduk kawasan perumahan di samping memberi faedah kepada MPPP yang kekurangan kakitangan untuk menjaga kawasan itu.

Question mark over workers' skills 26/12/1992 MM By Faridah Yaacob
THE demand for workers following the construction boom has led most contractors and sub-contractors to employ men with lesser skills. And the lack of an accreditation system to determine the level of skill a worker has compounds a situation that is at best tolerated because there is no alternative.

60 builders booked for breaking advertisement regulations 26/12/1992 NST By R.V. Veera
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry has booked 60 developers for allegedly contravening rules on advertisement about their housing projects. A majority of these developers from the Klang Valley are alleged to have committed the offence between 1989 and October this year.

Villagers want UDA to honour pledge 27/12/1992 NST
PENANG, Sat. - Twelve of the original 100 Kampung Nyak Puteh residents whose homes were demolished to make way for the Urban Development Authority's flat project have been given an assurance that their problems will be resolved soon. The assurance came from Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ibrahim Saad in a meeting with the village's Umno branch and the Kampung Nyak Puteh low-cost house action committee chairman Abdul Hamid Aziz.

Move to build low cost units cheaply 28/12/1992 NST
JOHOR BARU, Sun. - The State Government is considering taking over land given to developers to build low-cost houses and appointing sub- contractors to construct such houses on it. It feels that this would help to keep the price of low-cost units down.

Tanah rumah kos rendah dikaji 28/12/1992 BH
JOHOR BAHRU, Ahad - Kerajaan Johor sedang mengkaji kemungkinan mengambil alih tanah yang diperuntukkan bagi kuota perumahan kos rendah di kawasan projek pembangunan swasta dan menyerahkan kerja subkontrak pembinaan sebagai langkah mengekalkan kadar harga rumah terbabit. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, berkata kerajaan negeri sudah mengadakan pertemuan dengan Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan (HDA) berhubung cadangan mengambilalih tanah yang diperuntukkan bagi projek perumahan kos rendah dalam pembangunan percampuran dan membina rumah kos rendah menerusi subkontrak.

Buyers in bid to revive housing project 28/12/1992 NST
A GROUP of disgruntled house buyers of the abandoned Taman Seri Raya in Cheras has formed a seven-man committee in an attempt to get the developer to revive the project. Work at the project, a joint venture between the Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS) and Kausar Corporation Sdn Bhd, has stopped for the past year.

Mazlan tidak tahu projek kondominum tergendala 29/12/1992 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Dr Mazlan Ahmad, berkata beliau tidak mengetahui 30 projek pembinaan kondominium bernilai kira-kira RM2 bilion, tergendala. Menurutnya, selepas mengambil alih jawatan itu daripada Tan Sri Elyas Omar, 17 November lalu, beliau difahamkan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) tidak meluluskan sebarang permohonan untuk pembinaan kondominium.

Ikut pelan asal 30/12/1992 HM
AMPANG: Projek pembangunan Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Klang, di sini, perlu diteruskan mengikut pelan asal yang membabitkan pembinaan 2,605 unit kondominium dan padang golf 18 lubang. Pemaju projek itu difahamkan perlu membina padang golf itu untuk mengimbangkan keuntungannya.

 

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