Golf clubs warned not to cheat
house buyers 02/11/1997 NSUNT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry would
investigate golf club operators who do not provide the infrastructure but
only membership packages as a gimmick to promote luxury living in their housing
projects. The Ministry would query such developers to ensure they do not infringe
on the golf club's prospectus and the membership contract, the Minister Datuk
Seri Megat Junid Megat Ayob said today.
`Exercise care with developers'
INDIVIDUALS and organisations who want to develop their land have been advised
to take care when appointing the developer to avoid being cheated. Deputy
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Ibrahim Saad said there
were many instances where developers abandoned their projects after accepting
Buildings without titles
MANY high-rise buildings in Negri Sembilan are without strata titles due to
the owners indifferent attitude, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohamed Isa Abdul Samad
said yesterday. He said even though they are aware on the importance of the
titles, most of them had not applied for it. "The significance of the titles
are only realised when owners of condominiums and apartments want to use their
units as bank collaterals," he said after chairing the State Land Committee
meeting in Seremban. Todate, only 16 applications for strata titles had been
submitted to the district land and mines offices particularly in Port Dickson
and Seremban. - Bernama
Details of strata title applications
AS at June 30 this year, 2,544 strata title applications had been received
by the Ministry of Land and Co-operative Development, said its Deputy Minister
Dr Goh Cheng Teik.
Melaka Foundation agrees to
repair defective houses 21/11/1997 NST
MALACCA, Thurs. - Yayasan Melaka, the State Government's educational arm which
developed the houses and shoplots in Taman Seri Duyong near here, has agreed
to set aside RM700,000 to repair the defective units. Residents claimed the
houses, including the shoplots nearby, developed large cracks since the first
day they moved into the premises about three years ago.
Pemaju gagal bayar RM600,000
HM 21/11/1997 By Omar Suib
SUBANG: Pemulihan projek perumahan terbengkalai Taman Setia Warisan di Kampung
Melayu Subang, di sini terbantut lagi apabila syarikat kontraktor terbabit
menghadapi masalah tuntutan bayaran RM600,000 yang belum dijelaskan pemaju.
Kontraktor terbabit, BP Construction Sdn Bhd terpaksa memperlahankan kerja
pemulihan projek itu sehingga pemaju menunaikan janji untuk menjelaskan tuntutan
yang tertunggak itu.
Highrise laws a quick panacea?
A recent letter to this paper and last week's report that many highrise buildings
in Negri Sembilan do not have strata titles remind us anew of the unsatisfactory
situation revolving around this issue. The perennial Malaysian headache pertaining
to this problem is how to ensure the speedy issuance of vital building documents
by the authorities on the one hand and the proper exercising of their roles
by developers and owners on the other. A quick panacea remains elusive but
the many announcements in the past 10 months of better legislation and measures
to tackle the myriad problems arising have undoubtedly raised the people's
expectations. Although the Strata Titles Act 1985 which governs the management
of buildings two or more storeys, including condominiums and commercial houses,
came into being more than a decade ago, long delays in the issuance of strata
titles, which denote legal ownership, and seemingly unending complaints of
errant developers and owners continue to plague this sector of the housing
industry. With no apparent urgency to provide a holistic solution towards
the proper management and maintenance of highrises, it is not surprising that
many of our flats, apartments and even some commercial buildings have fallen
Problems make living in new
house very stressful 25/11/1997 NST
THE last thing I wish to do is to complain publicly but the situation leaves
me with no choice. I have shifted to my present house hoping for a better
life. But the house has given me so many problems that I wish I were rich
enough to buy another house!
(Terbengkalai ... tindakan
penguatkuasa Majlis ... ) HM 26/11/1997 By Daut Noor
TERBENGKALAI ... tindakan penguatkuasa Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP)
merobohkan sebuah bangunan tambahan yang dibina tanpa kelulusan terbengkalai
apabila seorang ahli politik dipercayai campurtangan ketika operasi dijalankan
di Jalan Tanjung Bungah, dekat sini, semalam.
Poser over freehold status
WHEN Ch'ng Eng Hock bought his three-room apartment in Fraser Towers, Bukit
Gasing, Petaling Jaya, six years ago, he believed he got a freehold property
in the bargain. Recently, he and 805 other unit holders under Phases 1A and
1B of the Gasing Condominium project were shocked to receive circulars stating
their property could not be sold without the Selangor Government's approval.