to monitor progress of developers 04/09/1998 MM
THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council will meet with developers issued with Temporary
Certificate of Fitness (TCF) to monitor their progress in complying with council's
requirements. It is learnt at least 20 developers in the municipality were
issued with TCFs.
at industrial parks: Developer has not built connecting pipes
SINCE 1996, 200 factories in Section 5 Puchong Industrial Park have been operating
without water supply and had to hire water tanks. They get their supply from
neighbouring factories because the developer, Spirit Crest Sdn Bhd, has yet
to build connecting pipes from the mains to the industrial area.
L&G offers refund policy on
its houses 08/09/1998 NST
PROPERTY developer Land & General Bhd has introduced a scheme whereby retrenched
purchasers can cancel their house purchases and have their downpayments refunded
- as long as the certificate of fitness has not been issued. The scheme is
designed to remove the inherent fear many prospective purchasers have - despite
the lowering of interest rates and substantial scaling down of house prices,
chairman Tan Sri Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah said yesterday.
Gurney Heights Condo cheer
GOOD news for buyers of Gurney Heights Condominium Phase 1 - work on the project
will resume this week following the engagement of a new contractor. City Hall,
which has privatised the project to Modular Resources Sdn Bhd, said the project,
which was stalled since early this year, is expected to be completed next
yet to get CF' 09/09/1998 NST
MORE than 3,000 completed houses in the State have yet to be issued certificates
of fitness, State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Dr
Yeow Chai Thiam told the House yesterday. Replying to a question from Khoo
Seng Hock (BN-Lobak), he said the delay was owing to the failure of the developers
to provide proper sewage systems for the houses.
cracks on walls 15/09/1998 MM
"THESE cracks give me the creeps!" said housewife Gurmeet Kaur of Jalan Teratai
Satu, Bukit Beruntung, Rawang. "My house has been full of them for two years."
Assistance for developers
LKPP Property Sdn Bhd, a Pahang State Government subsidiary company, is willing
to assist in any abandoned housing projects if they are referred to the company,
Agricultural Industry Development Board (LKPP) chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin
said yesterday in Kuantan. Developers facing problems in continuing with their
projects can refer them to LKPP Property to be studied and for eventual assistance,
he said after the launch of Taman Guru II housing project by Menteri Besar
Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob in Kuantan. The project was taken over by LKPP Property
after it was abandoned for 12 years due to outstanding bank debts totalling
RM22 million. It involved the construction of 60 units of three-room terrace
houses, 16 units of three-room single-storey semi-detached houses and 24 units
of four-room single-storey semi-detached houses. Hasan, who is also the Deputy
Menteri Besar, said LKPP Property wil set up a new development centre in Penor
Jaya with housing projects and light industries involving a development cost
of RM150 million. - Bernama
Ting: No cases
of housing projects being abandoned 24/09/1998 BT
DESPITE the economic downturn, there have been no cases of housing projects
being abandoned, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew
Peh said. He said this could be attributed to the housing development account
set up in 1991 under the Housing Developers Act.
Account 'working well'
29/09/1998 The Star
Kuala Lumpur: The statutory Housing Development Account requirement set up
in 1991 has prevented developers from abandoning their projects despite the
present economic slowdown.