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Municipal Council 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.

Water woes at industrial parks: Developer has not built connecting pipes 07/09/1998 MM
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 08/09/1998 MM
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 year

`3,000 houses 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.

Jitters over 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 BT 16/09/1998
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.

'Housing 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.


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