Kondo Rakyat buyers hit out
at City Hall 05/04/1999 NST-LTIMES
FEELING cheated in more than one way, Kondo Rakyat Desa Pantai house owners
will stick to their decision not to give in to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall's
demand for maintenance fee deposit. They want the City Hall to fulfil its
promises made to them when they signed the sales and purchase agreement, among
which were the issuance of strata title, construction of a community hall
and other facilities.
FIVE house-owners have fled while another nine are hoping that they will not
have to lose their homes. This is the sad situation faced by several house-owners
along Jalan 1/2 of Desa Pinggiran Batu Caves.
Property developers to discuss
new strategy at forum 08/04/1999 NST
MALAYSIAN property developers and related professionals will be able to discuss
and debate various issues related to introducing the "build and sell" concept
against the current practice of "sell and build". The International Real Estate
Federation (Fiabci) Malaysian Chapter will organise a one-day roundtable forum
on this matter on May 8 at Subang Sheraton Hotel in Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Engineer: Cracks seen on walls
built on hillslopes 08/04/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The rubble walls built behind and in front of Block Two
of the Highland Towers had several cracks, a former manager of a firm of consulting
engineers told the High Court here today. Han King Guan, formerly of Dames
& Moore (M) Sdn Bhd, said he also saw timber supporting the rubble walls when
he visited the site the second time, on Jan 18, 1994.
A houseowner's worst nightmare
A. KHRISNASAMY's worst fears are not over yet. The earth literally moves under
his feet every time it rains. Cracks on the walls of his home are also getting
bigger by the day. Although minor repairs have been carried out, the retired
headmaster is still unhappy.
Pembeli tuntut pampasan
SHAH ALAM: Kira-kira 60 pemilik rumah di Taman Sri Baiduri, Fasa K2, di sini,
memberi tempoh tujuh hari kepada pemaju untuk menjelaskan pampasan berikutan
apa yang mereka dakwa kegagalan pemaju menyiapkan rumah dengan sempurna. Mereka
mendakwa rumah berharga antara RM300,000 hingga RM600,000 seunit itu menghadapi
pelbagai masalah dan kelemahan sejak diserahkan kepada pembeli, November tahun
Developer to subsidise rentals
THE developer insists it is not its fault that some houses in Jalan 1/2, Desa
Pinggiran Batu Caves have cracked and are sinking. But it will subsidise the
rentals that the affected houseowners will have to pay now. A spokesman for
Jurubina Tenaga Sdn Bhd said it is hiring a geo- technical consultant to investigate
the cause of the damage to the houses.
forum konsep bina, jual BH 08/04/1999
DALAM satu langkah yang dilihat sebagai usaha menangani tindakan pemaju tidak
bertanggungjawab, Persekutuan Hartanah Antarabangsa (FIABCI) bahagian Malaysia
akan menganjurkan perbincangan meja bulat terbuka mengenai konsep bina dan
jual pada 8 Mei ini. Konsep bina dan jual yang diperbincangkan bagi melindungi
pembeli rumah daripada pemaju yang membiarkan projek mereka terbengkalai selepas
terbiar 08/04/1999 HM By Manan Samad
KEPONG: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) diminta menyiasat penangguhan
projek pelebaran jambatan Sungai Keroh yang sepatutnya disiapkan pada Ogos
1997. Ini kerana penangguhan projek itu menyebabkan kesesakan lalu lintas
di Jalan Kepong sejak dua tahun lalu, selain banjir kilat di sekitar tapak
projek setiap kali hujan lebat.
Rumah tak siap,
ansuran kena bayar 08/04/1999 HM By Hamid Karim; Ahmad Saufi Mansor
RAHIM Rahmat dari Kulai, mengadu dibebani hutang bank kerana terpaksa membayar
ansuran bulanan kerana membeli sebuah rumah murah di sebuah taman perumahan
di Kulai, Johor. Bagaimanapun, taman itu kini terbengkalai walaupun dibina
sejak 1985 menyebabkan ramai lagi pembeli dibebani hutang.
Strata titles for City Hall
housing schemes 09/04/1999 MM
THE first batch of buyers under City Hall's housing scheme will receive their
individual strata titles by the end of this year. Its director-general Datuk
Noordin Abdul Razak (right) said the first batch were the Phase Eight and
Phase Nine housing scheme house-buyers.
Playing it safe
DESPITE assurances that the 290 houses in Section 24, Shah Alam, are still
safe, the Selangor State Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) is not taking
any chances. They have engaged an independant consultant to inspect the houses
and will take steps to rectify any faults.
748 pemaju hadapi tuduhan
KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 748 kes membabitkan pelbagai kesalahan yang dilakukan
oleh pemaju perumahan sudah dibawa ke mahkamah dalam tempoh lima tahun lalu,
kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. Beliau
berkata, 167 kes dibawa ke mahkamah pada 1994, 1995 (233 kes), 1996 (128 kes),
1997 (142 kes) dan 1998 (78 kes).
harap projek diteruskan 12/04/1999 BH By Lebai Dugong
KAMI warga Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM) Cawangan Melaka gembira dengan kemenangan
Barisan Nasional (BN) pada pilihan raya Sabah baru-baru ini. Lebih menggembirakan
dengan kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri yang mengarahkan semua projek perumahan
yang terbengkalai mesti diambil tindakan dan ditangani segera. Ini bagi mengelakkan
kemarahan rakyat kepada kerajaan BN.
Castle in the air
THEY have invested so much in the condominium and yet for the past four years,
all they have been doing is fighting to move in. Their apartments are ready
but City Hall will not issue certificates of fitness for occupation.
All smiles for Lembah Maju
folk 17/04/1999 MM
AFTER having waited for the Temporary Certificate of Fitness (TCF) for eight
months, 600 buyers of five-storey apartment units in Taman Lembah Maju, Ampang,
can now afford to smile. The developer, Ekabina Sdn Bhd, announced it would
build the bridge across Sungai Kerayong that separates Taman Lembah Maju and
Lodge police report, cheated
housebuyers told 19/04/1999 BT
HOUSE owners in a scheme in Penang who were allegedly given vacant possession
although the houses were not completed have been advised to lodge a police
report against the developer. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk
Dr Ting Chew Peh said the ministry gave the advice after receiving a complaint
from the owners recently.
issuing strata title, City Hall urged 19/04/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun - City Hall should speed up issuing strata titles for high-rise
apartments to enable unit owners to look after their own property. It's advisory
council member Ng Lip Yoong said the delay in processing individual strata
Developer should get
CF for condo owners 19/04/1999 NST
I am a purchaser of a condominium lot in Kuala Lumpur and have just been handed
the keys to my unit. What seems to be unfair, however, is that despite the
keys to the apartment being given, I am not allowed to move in until the CF
(certificate of fitness for occupation) has been granted.
ikut syarat pembinaan 19/04/1999 BH By Jalal Ali Abdul
GOPENG, Ahad - Arkitek dan penyelia projek perumahan diberi amaran supaya
tidak menipu ketika melaksanakan tugas sebaliknya mengikuti setiap syarat
terkandung dalam Undang-Undang Kecil Bangunan Seragam 1984, demi menjaga kepentingan
pembeli. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh,
berkata arkitek dan penyelia adalah mereka yang memastikan pelaksanaan keseluruhan
projek dan bertanggungjawab jika berlaku kecacatan pada rumah atau masalah
developers 20/04/1999 NST
GOPENG, Mon. - Purchasers are urged to lodge complaints or reports about their
newly-completed homes if developers do not meet their obligations. Housing
and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said it was necessary
for the public to come forward to highlight such issues.
does not issue strata titles' 21/04/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - City Hall advisory board member Ng Lip Yong today clarified
that City Hall, as developer of high-rise apartments, was the applicant for
strata titles, not the authority issuing them. "City Hall is not, and has
never been, the issuing authority of strata titles," he said in a letter clarifying
a report on the third annual general meeting of the Sentul Utara Residents'
Fees rule enforced
in 1996 21/04/1999 MM
HOUSE buyers not familiar with housing regulations would believe that conversion
fees for a particular project must be paid before the construction starts.
However, this is not so for those projects on which work commenced before
Jan 1, 1996, as is the case with the Le Chateau condominiums in Jalan Syed
for low-cost scam 23/04/1999 MM
THEY wanted spacious low-cost houses with gardens and could not wait to move
out of their "stuffy little homes". And when a salesman approached them with
an offer to sell low-cost units at only RM5,000 each, it seemed that their
prayers had been answered
standards for buildings 25/04/1999 NSUNT
JUST how safe are our buildings? Some people, like Universiti Malaya lecturer
Nofal Firhat Abdullah who was trained in project management, say there is
nothing to worry about because our construction industry is required to abide
by very high standards. Nofal says our buildings are very safe because the
Malaysian Standard which is based on that of Britain requires structural support
features such as beams to have a safety factor of 2 or 2.5. A beam with a
safety factor of 2, he explains, is designed to take twice the load that it
would actually be carrying.
the key 25/04/1999 NSUNT
ACCORDING to government guidelines, high-rise buildings that are five storeys
or higher are supposed to be inspected by a qualified engineer every 10 years
to ensure that they are safe for occupation. But because this is only a guideline
and has not been made mandatory, it is hardly ever done. Institution of Engineers
Malaysia president Mohamed Mazlan says the organisation has been lobbying
for mandatory building maintenance for a long time and hopes that the authorities
move to enact legislation to that effect as soon as possible because so many
high-rise buildings have been built in the last 10 years.
the whip 28/04/1999 MM
SOLVE your problems within 30 days or else... That's the ultimatum the Housing
and Local Government Ministry has given a condominium developer whose buyers
have waited four years now to move into their units.
for shoddy work 29/04/1999 NST
BUILDINGS are constructed to last. Many monumental edifices have withstood
the ravages of time and vagaries of the weather. Even more humble abodes and
offices remain solid more than a century or two after they had been built.
We have hundreds of these buildings all over the country, no worse due to
wear and tear. These constructions are testimony to the skilled craft of designers
and their workmen. This achievement is all the more laudable as they were
constructed when building technology was relatively primitive
29/04/1999 MM By Rosma Omar
SO near but yet so far. That's the feeling of the 478 buyers of factory lots
at the Taman Perindustrian Subang Mewah Jaya project, which is about 90 per
kilang diatasi 29/04/1999 HM
SUBANG JAYA: Masalah yang dihadapi kira-kira 400 pembeli bangunan kilang yang
terbengkalai di Taman Perindustrian Subang Mewah, di sini, dijangka dapat
diselesaikan tidak lama lagi. Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Subang Jaya,
Datuk Lee Hwa Beng, berkata majlis perjumpaan antara pembeli dengan wakil
Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan diadakan di pejabat Majlis
Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), esok.
plight of 478 house buyers
29/04/1999 NST-LTIMES By Angela Rao
LOCAL Government and Housing Ministry officials from the abandoned projects
unit will attend a meeting tomorrow to discuss the plight of more than 478
buyers of factory units at the abandoned Subang Mewah Industrial Park project
in Subang Jaya. Subang Jaya State Assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said the
developer, Korakyat Plantations Sdn Bhd, had stopped work since last year,
leaving the buyers in debt as they had been paying more than RM5,000 in interest
to service their loans since 1994.
reports on projects 30/04/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - In ensuring speedy completion of Government projects
ranging from rural roads and bridges to low-cost houses, State Governments,
ministries and agencies are now required to submit fortnightly progress reports.