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Spotting a lemon 02/10/2000 MM By Nicholas Mun
IGNORANCE is bliss. That is true until you find yourself with a leaky roof and shortly after that, a hefty repair bill. The words we should chant like a mantra should be: `knowledge is power'. Knowing the true condition if the property will firstly put you in a stronger bargaining position as compared to being completely ignorant of the condition.

Jail culprits in housing, says rep 04/10/2000 The Star
Penang: A Penang exco member wants developers and professionals responsible for housing project discrepancies to be jailed and their licences revoked for causing hardship to housebuyers.

70 keluarga rumah pangsa bimbang 04/10/2000 HM
AMPANG: Dinding serta bumbung rumah retak dan aliran air dalam rekahan itu menyebabkan 70 keluarga di rumah pangsa Taman Halaman di sini bimbang keselamatan mereka. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penduduk rumah pangsa itu, Zakaria Said, berkata penghuni rumah pangsa itu pernah menghubungi pemaju berhubung masalah berkenaan namun tiada sebarang tindakan.

Talks on problems faced by house buyers 07/10/2000 NST
THE House Buyers Association (HBA) aims to highlight problems and issues faced by house buyers today at the Putra World Trade Centre in conjunction with the Property and Investment Deal (PAID) exhibition being held between October 6 and 8. HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said three speakers, including himself, would give talks on housing issues and HBA's objectives.

Long, long wait for CF 07/10/2000 MM
HIS dream of settling into his new double-storey house was dashed when the developer failed to obtain a Certificate of Fitness (CF) for the property. KALI says he signed a sale and purchase agreement for the almost completed house formerly known as Taman Bukit Kajang, in 1991

Flet Taman Halaman akan dibaiki 07/10/2000 HM
AMPANG: Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) akan cuba berhubung dengan pemaju yang bertanggungjawab terhadap keretakan dinding di rumah pangsa Taman Halaman, di sini. Pegawai Perhubungannya, Norhayati Ahmad, berkata beliau akan memaklumkan perkara itu kepada Jabatan Bangunan untuk mengenal pasti tindakan yang boleh dilakukan oleh MPAJ.

Association for house buyers 09/10/2000 MM
ALL this while, house buyers have been forming ad-hoc committees to fight their battle against unscrupulous developers. Now an association has been formed exclusively to help house buyers facing such problems.

MPSJ bincang rumah retak 09/10/2000 HM
SUBANG JAYA: Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) akan mengadakan mesyuarat khas bagi membincangkan kes 20 pemilik rumah teres dua tingkat di USJ 19 yang mengalami keretakan serius. Seorang ahli jawatankuasa Persatuan Penduduk di situ, Endrew David berkata pihaknya sudah dimaklumkan mengenai mesyuarat itu oleh Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ).

Residents plagued by mosquito menace 09/10/2000 MM By Dennis Chua
WHEN one lives in Jalan Galloway close to an abandoned 26-storey building project, mosquito nets, mats and repellant are a must. The road is off Jalan Pudu behind the Swiss Garden Hotel.

Right down the middle 11/10/2000 MM By Nicholas Mun
YOU may have the facilities at your doorstep but really, condo ownership isn't half as straightforward as owning landed property.

Price adjustment pending strata title 14/10/2000 NST
IF you have just received the keys to your brand new stratified unit and think that it signifies the end of your business relationship with the developer, think again. The delivery of vacant possession and the issuance of the certificate of fitness for your condominium, townhouse or apartment may not quite signify the end of your house-purchasing saga.

Komtar traders want their titles now 17/10/2000 The Star
Owners of 1,150 shoplots at Komtar, fed up after waiting 23 years for their strata titles, want the Penang Development Corporation (PDC) to quickly resolve the problem. Komtar Merchants Association chairman Jimmy Chan said the PDC, as a state government agency and project developer, should not delay the problem any longer.

Abandoned building an eyesore, attracts trespassers 18/10/2000 NST
INDIFFERENT ... The developer of this abandoned commercial project in Bayan Baru, Penang, has shown total disregard to the State Government's recent directive. Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon had directed that all abandoned construction sites be fenced up to check against trespassing, especially by children.

Builders told to keep up with environs rules 20/10/2000  NST
PETALING JAYA, Thurs. - Property developers and consultants should keep up with the latest environmental requirements when undertaking housing projects to ensure sustainable growth. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said as the population grows, requirements were necessary to safeguard the environment.

Bukit Rimau folk form association 20/10/2000 MM
RESIDENTS and housebuyers of Bukit Rimau, a housing development in Shah Alam, have formed the Bukit Rimau Residents Association (BRRA) and have elected a 10 man pro tem committee. Here are the six key committee members and their positions: Jasni Abdul Jalil (President), Michael Phua Tai Meng (deputy President), K.C.Gan (secretary), Lilian Ng (assistant secretary), Hassan Zarikah (Treasurer) and Manivannan (assistant Treasurer).

Condo owners `robbed' of city view 23/10/2000 MM
AN extra RM7,000 just to look at the neighbour's bedroom? This may sound funny, but for a few residents at the new Bukit Pandan II Condominium at Pandan Height it was no a laughing matter as they claimed this was what they get for the extra money.

Bukit Pandan condominium buyers seek compensation 25/10/2000 NST-CITY
BUYERS of Bukit Pandan Condominium II in Pandan Heights, Cheras, are highly displeased with developer Brisdale Resources Sdn Bhd for purposely ignoring their requests to resolve the problems they have with the condominium project. Buyer Benjamin Lim said they were made to wait five years instead of three, to receive their units.

Money to be made from abandoned projects 25/10/2000 BT By Zety Fazilah Baharuddin
UNITED Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) believes there is money to be made through abandoned projects. The company, which recently acquired an abandoned project at Bukit Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur, said acquiring such a project would save it from the cost of developing the land and also the initial infrastructure. UMLand general manager Lau Boon Hau said the abandoned project in Bukit Ceylon should save at least RM10 million of the total project development cost.

 

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