Apply for strata titles, developers
urged 04/03/1995 MM
THE State Government will take action against developers who fail to apply
for strata titles within the period stipulated by law. Menteri Besar Tan Sri
Mohamad Isa Abdul Samad disclosed that 28 developers, mostly with projects
in Seremban and Port Dickson, were required to apply for strata titles for
Earthworks, erosion endangering
houses 03/03/1995 NST
JOHOR BARU, Thurs. - Massive earthworks carried out by a developer at the
Taman Damai Jaya housing estate here is causing cracks in the structures of
nearby houses. Residents in four houses affected so far fear that their houses
are on the verge of collapse
strata titles 13 years after completion 06/03/1995
I SUPPORT Mr James Tan on the subject of the need for fast issuance of strata
titles to condominium owners (NST, Feb 24, 1995). It is quite clear to all
concerned that judging by the number of condominium developments which have
taken place in the Klang Valley that very few of them have received their
strata titles which have been very difficult due to the reasons explained
in Mr Tan's letter. The developers have always had the upper hand because
of their financial strength and business contacts with the authorities.
to rectify damage caused by earthworks 07/03/1995 NST
JOHOR BARU, Mon. - The developers of the Taman Timor housing project here
will be taking immediate remedial action to rectify the damage caused to several
houses in Taman Damai Jaya due to earthworks. A spokesman for Eastwin Enterprises
Sdn Bhd, the developers of the Taman Timor project, said today that earthworks
carried out by his firm had been discontinued since several residents in Taman
Damai Jaya complained that cracks had appeared in their houses.
shoddy repairs 08/03/1995 MM
REPAIRS to the backyard of houses in Segambut Garden affected by a project
to widen Sungai Batu have caused dissatisfaction among some residents. K.
Thanapalasingam, 66, of 55, Pesiaran Segambut Dalam, said the project by the
Drainage and Irrigation Department has caused much difficulty to his family
and other residents as the repair work did not meet their expectation.
Abandoned housing project spectre
not fully exorcised yet 11/03/1995 BT
THE spectre of abandoned housing projects, which haunted the nation during
the mid-1980s, has yet to be fully exorcised. At the start of 1995, a total
of 132 projects were still "delayed" or "abandoned" from 1993. Most alarming
is the fact that 75 per cent of the affected projects was those of the low-cost
schemes - a social obligation often neglected by developers who are in search
of higher returns.
`Ministry didn't do enough'
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry has been criticised for not doing
enough to help buyers of Greenwood Condominium, a project abandoned in 1990.
Buyers have been left in the lurch after the project was revived by another
Court date for builder
UNIVER Corporation Sdn Bhd, which had allegedly proceeded with the construction
of a 20-storey condominium project in Subang Jaya without a developer's licence,
has a date with the courts this Saturday. The Housing and Local Government
Ministry is bringing charges against the company.
No CFs for errant developers
THE Kedah Government will not issue the Certificate of Fitness (CF) for housing
projects if their developers fail to complete basic infrastructural facilities.
Kedah Menteri Besar Tan Sri Osman Aroff said errant developers have been identified
as the source for dissatisfaction among house buyers who lodged complaints
with the Government. "A study carried out by the Government at several housing
projects in the state found that house buyers faced problems after moving
into their houses following the failure of developers in providing the basic
infrastructure," he added. Closing the International Conference on Tropical
Bees and Environment at Tasik Pedu Resort, in Kuala Nerang, on Wednesday,
he said basic facilities which were usually neglected by housing developers
are water and power supply apart from proper drainage system though the houses
were already completed. - Bernama
Council: Make CFs a must for
utilities 20/03/1995 NST
PENANG, Sun. - The Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) has urged both Tenaga
Nasional Berhad and the Penang Water Authority to supply electricity and water
only to premises which have obtained certificates of fitness (CF) for occupation.
Council president Datuk Tan Gim Hwa said today this was to protect housebuyers
and prevent developers from handing over the keys of premises with no CFs
Buyers take action
ABOUT 20 buyers of an abandoned condominium project, Greenwood Condominium,
have set up an action committee to pursue their claim for a refund of their
payments or a stake in the project which was sold off in an auction. The committee,
headed by Austrian engineer Hans Peter Ham, will be meeting with Minister
of Housing and Local Government, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, to resolve the problem.
Developer replies to housebuyer's
claim 22/03/1995 MM
THE new developer that is reviving the Greenwood Condominium project has denied
a housebuyer's claim that it has no right to start work on it. A Maxrise Sdn
Bhd spokesman in a Press statement said the original development order given
to the project still applied to the property they had taken over through public
House-buyers cry foul
SEVERAL house-buyers in Malacca claimed to have been misled into buying lease-hold
houses in Taman Bukit Perdana that the developer advertised as freehold. They
claimed the property was on lease for 30 years but the developer recently
advertised in a vernacular newspaper as freehold units.
Cracks blamed on new project
CRACKS have appeared on more than four houses in Taman Kota Laksamana, Malacca,
and their owners are blaming it on the construction of a new market project
nearby. The cracks are mainly on the inside and rear walls of the concrete
No obligation on new owner
THE developer reviving an abandoned condominium project in Jalan Klang Lama
did not inherit any obligations from the previous developer who abandoned
it. It is legally within the new developer's right to refuse to consider those
buying the units from the earlier developer.
Breathing new life into abandoned
projects 31/03/1995 BT-SUPP
THERE is an end to every beginning, and unfinished jobs more than often end
up becoming an eyesore. Similarly, abandoned housing projects throughout the
country are indeed sorry sights. It makes one wonder why did these projects'
developers start building them in the first place if they are going to leave
them unfinished later.