26 years and
still no titles to flats 01/04/1998 MM
ABOUT 300 owners of PKNS Flats in Section 17/2, Petaling Jaya, are demanding
the immediate issue of strata titles for their homes. They claim they have
been waiting for the titles for past 26 years and do not want to hear the
excuse that the delay is by the Selangor Land Office.
running dry due to damaged pipes 01/04/1998 NST SEREMBAN,
Tues. - Several housing estates in Rahang have been without water for more
than five days as a result of damage to three main outlet pipes caused by
indiscriminate dumping of earth by a developer near Taman SEA. Rahang State
Assemblyman Datuk Goh Siow Huat said among those affected were residents in
Rasah Jaya, Taman SEA, Taman Kembangan and its surrounding areas.
office stormed 02/04/1998. MM
MORE than 100 buyers of double-storey terrace houses in Pandan Glades, Pandan
Perdana, stormed the office of the developer yesterday morning demanding to
meet the company's chief executive. However, the buyers were disappointed
when they could not meet the chief executive officer of Talam Corporation
Bhd, Datuk Chan Ah Chye, who also controls Larut Consolidated Bhd
Move to check
on work status at site 02/04/1998 NST-LTIMES PETALING Jaya
Municipal Council officials will soon visit the site of the Mulpha project
along Jalan Damansara to determine its status following concern that it has
been abandoned. Kampung Tunku State Assemblyman Khoo Ooi Seng said a show
cause letter may be issued if the council is satisfied that the project has
apartment dwellers scrambling 03/04/1998 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Residents of two highrise blocks in Pangsaria Apartments,
Desa Petaling experienced strong tremors at 2am today, sending them out of
their units quickly as they feared for their safety. Residents also claimed
several cracks appeared on the walls on several floors after the tremors and
expressed fears about the soundness of the two buildings.
Completion of projects put
off 03/04/1998 NST-LTIMES
AT least four developers in Petaling Jaya have decided to stop work or delay
the completion of their projects until the economic problems facing the country
are over. Petaling Jaya Municipal Council president Datuk Mohamad Nor Bador
said he had received letters from the developers informing the council of
their decision recently.
land enactment passed 04/04/1998 NST
THE State Assembly passed the Land (Subsidiary Title) (Amendment) Enactment
1998 by which developers have to apply for subsidiary titles or strata titles
within a certain period. Social Services Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah,
when tabling the Bill, said strata titles had to be applied for in West Malaysia
and other countries with high rise buildings.
In a fix over
`unfit' houses 04/04/1998 MM
OWNERS of eight houses in Taman University Indah in Seri Kembangan are in
a fix over their homes which have been declared unfit for occupation. The
double-storey terrace houses in Jalan Endah 1/11B, which were bought for RM68,800
15 years ago, are cracking up and the local authorities have advised the occupants
to seek alternative accommodation.
Permata flat residents left high and dry 07/04/1998 NST
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Mon. - About 5,000 flat dwellers were left high and dry since
last Thursday when water pumps at eight five-storey blocks in Taman Permata
started malfunctioning. The residents claimed the developer of the flats,
Asas Dunia Sdn Bhd, had turned a deaf ear despite complaints to the company
on several occasions.
check on no-work claim 07/04/1998 NST-LTIMES By Angela
THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council will investigate complaints that the company
commissioned to construct 2,872 low-cost units for the State Government under
the Lembah Subang Public Housing Programme has abandoned work since last month.
MPPJ senior councillor Khoo Ooi Seng said the council was unaware of the alleged
slowdown in work.
Call to help
developers 08/04/1998 BT
LOCAL authorities should take a serious look at the plight of housing developers
and review the requirements imposed on them. This review should be made in
a bid to enable the developers to operate despite the current economic problems.
Asia Pacific Land Bhd, in a statement yesterday, said under the current scenario,
developers can no longer depend on high profits. To survive, they must minimise
on cost and at the same time take on other roles. AP Land said a great financial
burden is placed on the developers as they have to build infrastructure such
as roads, water- piping and sewerage treatment plants. Since the start of
the currency slide and the economic problems last July, uncertainties have
been ripping through the Malaysian property market. Riding high on list of
priorities that developers must now concentrate on are properties which are
deemed to be `productive sector' - within the price range of RM150,000 and
properties valued at below RM100,000 - on which interest rates for financing
are capped at 9 per cent. - NST
a legal solution 10/04/1998 MM
LARUT Consolidated Bhd will seek to settle in court a dispute with house buyers
in Pandan Glades. In a statement faxed to The Malay Mail on Wednesday, the
company stated that "the management has decided to refer the issue to the
High Court for determination."
HDA: Huge sum
paid to sewerage fund 10/04/1998 BT
HOUSE buyers are paying millions of ringgit towards the compulsory Sewerage
Capital Contribution (SCC) fund imposed on property developers for the proposed
regional sewerage system to be built by Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), according
to the Housing Developers' Association (HDA). "Although the developers were
asked to contribute to the fund, it is deducted from house buyers' money through
additional charges which are added to the total cost of the property," HDA
president Lawrence Chan told a news conference yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.
A property worth RM150,000 to RM200,000 for instance will have an additional
charge of between RM10,000 and RM20,000 included in its total cost price.
in State yet to receive strata titles 14/04/1998
AT least 37,342 units in multi-storey building projects in Selangor completed
after 1995 have yet to be issued strata titles. Chairman of the State Local
Council, Urbanisation and Squatters Committee Datuk Fuad Hassan said 24,309
applications were still being processed while another 13,033 were in the process
of being registered for processing.
sees red 15/04/1998 MM
CATHERINE says the developer of Phase 2, Ixora Bukit Sentosa in Rawang does
not want to pay the liquidated damages for the delay in handing over the property.
"According to the sales and purchase agreement, the building should have been
handed over by Talam Industries Sdn Bhd on March 20 last year but they were
late by 90 days," she says.
to this project? 15/04/1998 MM
THESE days, City Hall seems to be fond of stopping projects midway. This project
in Taman Kepong, which began last June, has been abandoned, according to residents.
KKTP sedia jadi pemaju rumah
18/04/1998 BH-SSB By Shamsul Kamal Amarudin
KOTA KINABALU, Jumaat - Syarikat milik penuh kerajaan negeri, KKTP Sdn Bhd
(KKTP), bersedia mengubah matlamat penubuhannya daripada mengambil alih dan
membaik pulih projek perumahan terbengkalai yang dilakukan sekarang kepada
pemaju perumahan kos rendah. Pengerusinya, Datuk Abdul Ghani Rashid, berkata
pihaknya bersedia mengubah matlamat asal penubuhan syarikat itu sekiranya
diminta berbuat demikian oleh kerajaan negeri.
KKTP dapat pinjaman pulih 5
projek rumah 18/04/1998 BH
KKTP Sdn Bhd, syarikat milik penuh kerajaan Sabah, memperolehi kemudahan pinjaman
berjumlah RM41.5 juta daripada Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (AMMB),
bagi memulihkan lima projek perumahan terbengkalai di negeri ini. KKTP dijangka
mengambil alih serta memulihkan projek perumahan Taman Ehsan Fasa II di Kudat
membabitkan 232 unit rumah; Taman Richdar, Kota Kinabalu (230 unit); Taman
Kota, Keningau (254 unit); Taman Orchid, Tawau (71 unit) serta Taman Hartawan,
Kota Kinabalu (40 unit).
new house not rectified 20/04/1998 MM
YAH of Kajang bought a new house in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Km16 Cheras two
years ago and was given vacant possession last December. However, she found
that the new house was in a sorry state. Among other things, the wall plaster
was cracking and the pillars near the staircase were crooked.
Penduduk mungkin gagal duduki
rumah 21/04/1998 BH-TEN
PENDUDUK melabur RM13 juta untuk membeli rumah baru di sebuah taman perumahan
di Senawang hasil daripada jualan tanah mereka, tetapi hasrat mendudukinya
mungkin tidak kesampaian. Setiap orang membeli rumah pelbagai jenis di taman
itu bernilai kira- kira RM150,000 seunit dan ke atas daripada sebahagian wang
pendahuluan 10 peratus yang diterima daripada pembeli tanah mereka.
Pemaju tidak minat majukan
Sendayan 21/04/1998 BH-TEN By M Noh Senan; Noh Ahmad
SEREMBAN: Masalah yang dihadapi lebih 400 pemilik tanah di Sendayan, dekat
Seremban semakin rumit berikutan syarikat yang membeli tanah mereka sebelum
ini dikatakan tidak berhasrat memajukannya. Mereka yang bergelar jutawan segera,
sudah menerima pembayaran 10 peratus atau antara RM120,000 hingga RM140,000
seorang hasil daripada penjualan tanah masing-masing seluas 3.2 hingga 4.2
hektar, bimbang kerana mungkin terpaksa membayar balik wang yang diterima
itu kepada pembeli.
Kawal projek terbengkalai
MAJLIS Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) menjalankan usaha berterusan untuk
mengelakkan projek terbengkalai sekitar daerah ini mendatangkan masalah kepada
penduduk setempat. Yang Dipertua MPPJ, Datuk Mohd Nor Bador, berkata berikutan
kegawatan ekonomi sekarang, ada pemaju yang terpaksa menghenti atau menangguhkan
projek pembinaan mereka.
No projects being abandoned:
Minister 21/04/1998 BT By Kang Siew Li
THERE has been no incidence of abandoned construction projects although many
have had to be delayed or slowed down as a result of the economic downturn,
Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said. He said his ministry has received
no official report of construction projects being abandoned due to the current
to revive idle housing projects 22/04/1998 BT
KEDAH has arranged rescue package for abandoned housing projects in the state
by jointly restructuring the projects with the Housing and Local Government
Ministry and developers, state Housing Committee chairman Datuk Syed Razak
Syed Zain said. The ministry has a list of developers to help revive such
projects, he said on Monday after meeting with the developer of the Sungai
Raya estate housing project and plantation workers in Langkawi.
Kementerian senarai pemaju
potensi 22/04/1998 BH
LANGKAWI, Selasa - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan sudah menyenaraikan
syarikat pemaju berpotensi yang berpengalaman bagi menyelesaikan masalah rumah
terbengkalai di Kedah. Usaha itu selaras tindakan kerajaan negeri menyediakan
`pakej menyelamat' bertujuan menyusun semula projek perumahan terbengkalai
dengan kerjasama kementerian berkenaan dan pemaju.