picket over inaction 02/08/1999 MM
FRUSTRATED buyers of the Le Chateau Condominium Phase Two in Lorong Syed Putra
Kiri, Kuala Lumpur picketed against Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh outside their homes on Saturday afternoon. About half
the number of the 174 buyers turned up to show their displeasure with the
Minister for his alleged lack of action following the expiry of the July 17
deadline issued to the developer, Zamrud Properties Sdn Bhd, for completion
of the project.
told to issue CF 06/08/1999 The Star
The State Government has directed the Penang Municipal Council to issue Certificates
of Fitness (CF) for phase one of the state government low-cost housing project
in Teluk Kumbar which was ready in July last year.
Gripe over land titles
LIKE many hopeful houseowners, insurance agent Lai Soon Hwa bought his house
in Taman Daya, Kepong, in 1982. After paying up the 15-year housing loan,
he now owns the house but the land on which his house sits technically does
not belong to him.
Giving keys without approvals is cheating 10/08/1999 The
PUTRAJAYA: Developers are cheats if they hand over keys to buyers without
getting all the approvals from relevant departments.
urged to haul up developer 10/08/1999 NS-LTIMES
KAJANG Municipal Council has been called to protect the rights of residents
around the Pak Sin multi-storey commercial-cum-condominium complex in Jalan
Sungai Chua, Kajang. Serdang Member of Parliament Datuk Yap Pian Hon said
the council must take action against the developer who had failed to repair
back alleys and monsoon drains damaged by contractors of the housing project
Developer ordered to pay for late delivery
Kuantan: The High Court yesterday ordered a housing developer to pay 19 purchasers
late delivery charges amounting to more than RM1mil, to complete the construction
of their apartments at Sunny Beach Resort in Sungai Karang and to deliver
titles cheer 12/08/1999 NST-LTIMES
WANGSA Permai residents' four-year wait for individual land titles is almost
over. They will be getting the titles within the next six months. Although
the developer Palm Grove Housing Sdn Bhd had given an assurance in May that
the residents, whose homes are in Kepong, will be getting the titles in July,
this still came as a relief, said residents' spokesman Steve Ng.
ready but no moving in 16/08/1999 MM
THIS is our house but we can't move in! Self-employed lorry driver S. Tharmalingam
and his wife are among the 102 owners of low-cost houses in Taman Desa Ayer
Hitam, Sepang, who cannot move into their new homes although the developer
issued a notice allowing them to collect the keys.
Hauled to court
A HOUSING development company which had operated for years without a developer's
licence will finally be brought to court. The decision by the Attorney-General's
Chambers to charge Cristal-Land Sdn Bhd and a director of the company in court
next month, comes more than eight months after a series of police reports
were lodged by the house- buyers who had paid for non-existent houses.
gets state ultimatum 17/8/1999 The Star
The state government has ordered the developer of Bandar Prai Jaya in Butterworth
to come up with a concrete solution to its low and low medium-cost housing
woes within two weeks.
Rubble walls near Highland
Towers not properly designed 17/08/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The improper design of the rubble walls built to support
the hillslope terrace behind one of the Highland Tower blocks was the cause
of a landslide, killing 48 people, the High Court was told today. Consulting
geotechnical engineer Prof N.E. Simons from Surrey, United Kingdom, said the
weakness of the rubble walls was the fundamental cause of the landslide.
did not pay deposit 18/08/1999 MM
TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD has not received any deposit from the developer of
a housing scheme in Sepang. TNB's head of customer solutions department Celine
Lee said the TNB Bangi regional office was yet to receive any payment from
house buyers form committee 18/08/1999 NST-LTIMES
FOR once, Bandar Sentul Utama house buyers would like to hear a good reason
why their houses have not been built or completed. For the past five years,
the buyers who had expected their condominium units to be ready two years
ago, have been told by the developer, Sentul Murni Sdn Bhd, that squatters
in the vicinity are in the way of construction work
COMPROMISE? No way. A group of condominium owners have refused to play give-and-take
with the developer by paying the balance purchase price of 20 per cent before
it would release the house keys.
Housebuyers face another
obstacle 19/08/1999 The Star By A.R.Amiruddin
After waiting 18 years for their dream homes, a group of housebuyers now face
another problem--red tape.
to rot 20/08/1999 MM
A LOW-COST housing project developed by the Selangor Economic Development
Corporation (PKNS) in Batu 17, Rawang, continues to be an embarrassment for
the State Government. Three years after its completion and without the "care"
of the rightful occupants, the houses are in a sorry state of neglect, despite
the PKNS undertaking some repairs in April.
riding roughshod over owners 20/08/1999 NST By Annie George Livesey
CONSIDERING the Government's recent push to rejuvenate the housing industry
and encourage foreign investment, one would expect that the Housing and Local
Government Ministry would be more proactive and be the agency that house or
condominium buyers could turn to when they encounter problems with the developer.
Condominiums have sprouted in and around Kuala Lumpur ever since Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a speech some years ago stated that city
living was about living in condominiums.
Women to the fore!
A GROUP of angry women will be taking the limelight this Saturday when they
go on the offensive to claim their rights as housebuyers of the Le Chateau
Phase II Condominium in Lorong Syed Putra Kiri. They plan to barge in, break
the locks if need be and get into the condo grounds to occupy the building
car park until justice is done for them
Standardised housing quality
assessment 25/08/1999 NST
ALOR STAR, Tues. - A standardised system to measure home construction quality
in the new millennium has been formulated. The quality of structural and architectural
works will be measured through methods called "Qlassic" and "Scan", said Deputy
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal today.
New firm to take over condo
project 25/08/1999 The Star By Choong Kwee Kim
Buyers of the RM300mil Fettes Villa condominiums, which has been delayed for
three years, learnt yesterday that a new management has taken over the project.
Quick action on grouses by housebuyers
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - A monitoring and supervisory committee has been set up
by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to handle and quickly resolve
sale and purchase agreement 26/08/1999 NST By Abdul Razak
I CANNOT comprehend why the issue of housing was left out of the Consumers
Protection Bill. I would think that the majority of complaints from consumers
arise from matters relating to housing. I have found out that the sale and
purchase agreement in any housing deal does not protect the purchaser at all.
to tackle housing complaints 26/08/1999 BT
A HOUSING Complaints Monitoring Committee has been set up to look into problems
faced by purchasers and developers, said Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. Problems might arise from enforcement of the sale
and purchase agreement provision in the Housing Developers (Control and Licencing)
Act, 1966 and the Housing Developers (Control and Licencing) Regulations 1989,
he said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Faster action on housing grouses 26/08/1999 The
Kuala Lumpur: Buyers can expect a speedy solution to their housing woes with
the setting up of the Housing Complaint Monitoring Committee yesterday.
his stand 26/08/1999 MM
HOUSING and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh (right) defended
his stand over accusations made against him by buyers of the Le Chateau condominium
in Jaan Syed Putra Kiri. "We are in the midst of compiling a report on the
matter. It will be out soon. This is to list down the various actions taken
by the Ministry in the course of the dispute," said Ting yesterday.
rumah akan ditangani segera 26/08/1999 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Mulai hari ini, setiap aduan pembeli rumah sama ada yang
dibuat terus kepada kementerian atau kepada pihak lain akan diberi perhatian
sewajarnya oleh Jawatankuasa Pemantauan Aduan Perumahan (JPAP). Jawatankuasa
yang ditubuhkan atas arahan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk
Dr Ting Chew Peh, itu akan memastikan tindakan segera diambil pihak berkenaan
terhadap setiap aduan pembeli.
companies offer to take over stalled project 26/08/1999
Three companies have offered to take over the management and operation of
Majestic Heights, which is facing problem completing its project in Paya Terubong.
Set up special units for efficiency 27/08/1999 The Star
PETALING JAYA: The Housing and Local Government Ministry has directed local
authorities to set up special units to resolve public complaints more efficiently.
complaints about defects 27/08/1999 NST
I REFER to the letter entitled "Bring developers who manipulate CF to book"
(NST, Aug 18). I am a victim of a developer who went beyond "manipulating"
opinion on cracked houses 27/08/1999 MM
THE five cracked and sinking houses in Desa Pinggiran Batu Caves will get
a second opinion. This is because the Selayang Municipal Council wanted them
demolished but the developer insisted they could be repaired.
over delay in mall project 28/08/1999 NST
PENANG, Fri. - Gift shop owner Teoh Teik Gek's hopes of owning a retail outlet
at the prestigious Bayan Bay Shopping Mall in Bayan Baru have been shattered.
She found out that work on the project was abandoned since August last year
buyers snub developer 29/08/1999 Sunday
KUALA LUMPUR: Buyers of the Le Chateau Condominium Phase Two in Lorong Syed
Putra Kiri here finally moved into their homes yesterday, seven years after
they booked the units.
doing all it can for buyers 30/08/1999 The
KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry has gone all out to
help about 190 Le Chateau Condominium buyers over a dispute with the developer.
Call to give details of complaints
I REFER to the complaints "Antiquated sale and purchase agreement" by Abdul
Razak of Kuala Lumpur (NST, Aug 26) and "Developer ignored complaints about
defects" by Yoon H.C. of Shah Alam (NST, Aug 27). The Ministry would like
to advise Abdul Razak and Yoon to provide details such as names of project
and developer and the problems to Director, Monitoring and Enforcement Division,
Ministry of Housing and Local Government, 4th Floor, Block K, Damansara Town
Centre, 50782 Kuala Lumpur or fax 03-2525409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lim Ah Lek to act as mediator
IT may not fall within the ambit of his portfolio, but Human Resources Minister
Datuk Lim Ah Lek has been asked to exercise his negotiating skills for a different
cause. Lim will now act as mediator in finding an amicable solution to the
problems faced by buyers of the Le Chateau Condominium Phase II in Lorong
Syed Putra Kiri.