of five housing projects abandoned since 1999 revived 02/05/2002
April 30: Five housing and industrial projects were reported to have been
abandoned in Malacca since 1999 and they involve some 3,143 units and 1,418
buyers. However, four have been revived and works are expected to resume soon.
Lenders free to sell property
03/05/2002 The Star By Chen Mei Ling
KUALA LUMPUR: A lender does not have to obtain a court order first before
selling off an immovable property to which it has an absolute assignment of
rights to, if the borrower defaults on the loan, the Federal Court ruled yesterday.
housebuyers refusing to pay 04/05/2002 The Star
Many buyers of public lowcost houses were merely being plain stubborn in not
wanting to pay their monthly instalments of their loans, said Mentri Besar
Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
dilapor kepada Kabinet 04/05/2002 BH
IPOH, Jumaat- Pihak berkuasa tempatan, (PBT) yang gagal mengeluarkan sijil
layak menduduki (CF) dalam tempoh 14 hari selepas menerima perakaunan Borang
E akan dilaporkan kepada Kabinet. Borang E adalah perakuan tujuh jabatan dan
agensi teknikal termasuk Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat, Jabatan Kerja Raya
dan Nasional Berhad.
CF : Nama PBT degil akan didedahkan 04/05/2002 Utusan
Ipoh 3 Mei – Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan mendedahkan
nama-nama pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) yang masih berdegil untuk mematuhi
garis panduan kelulusan sijil layak menduduki (CF) dalam tempoh dua minggu
daripada tarikh penerimaan borang E.Menterinya, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting berkata,
tindakan itu akan diambil setelah PBT masih ingkar terhadap nasihat dan peringatan
daripada kementerian mengenai perkara itu.
gets list of errant local authorities 04/05/2002
IPOH: The Housing and Local Government Ministry submitted last month its first
report to the Cabinet on local authorities that have not issued certificates
of fitness (CFs) within 14 days. Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said, however,
the names of the errant local authorities had not been included in the report
so as to give them another chance to buck up.
ancam Taman Indah Perdana 06/05/2002 HM
KEPONG: Mendapan tanah yang menyebabkan rekahan dan retakan di beberapa rumah
penduduk Taman Indah Perdana di sini, membimbangkan penghuni yang tinggal
di rumah berkenaan. Walaupun pelbagai aduan sudah dibuat termasuk kepada Majlis
Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) dan agensi kerajaan yang lain tetapi masalah itu
tidak dapat diselesaikan sehingga kini.
rugi 07/05/2002 HM
SEPANG: Pembeli unit rumah pangsapuri kos sederhana di Jalan Pinggiran 2 di
Taman Mas Sepang, di sini, menanggung kerugian akibat pemaju perumahan tidak
menepati janji. Kemudahan yang sepatutnya disediakan oleh pemaju termasuk
kawalan pengawal keselamatan, kolam renang, rumah kelab dan tempat letak kenderaan
tidak dibina dengan sempurna.
rumah teraniaya 08/05/2002 HM
SHAH ALAM: Seramai 880 pembeli rumah di USJ19, Subang Jaya, mendakwa dianiaya
kerana terpaksa membuat bayaran untuk projek perumahan terbengkalai sejak
lapan bulan lalu. Mereka juga mendakwa dilayan secara kasar oleh pemaju selain
terpaksa menanggung risiko diisytiharkan muflis oleh institusi kewangan.
folk want probe into wrongdoings by builder 13/05/2002
RESIDENTS of Rhythm Avenue in Jalan USJ 19, Subang Jaya, will submit a letter
to the Board of Architects tomorrow asking them to investigate allegations
of wrongdoings among board members. A similar letter will also be sent to
the Bar Council, said Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (CASSA)
president Jacob George.
Left in the
lurch 13/05/2002 MM
RESIDENTS of Kinrara Court in Section 1, Jalan Puchong, have no one to turn
to for help when their property management company was placed under receivership
last June. To compound their woes, the company, which is also the developer,
also owes the Petaling Land Office more than RM700,000 and Tenaga Nasional
Berhad (TNB) an unspecified amount.
matters in hand 18/05/2002 NST-PROP
If you were to ask me to use one phrase to describe the Malaysian real estate
industry, I'd sum it up as "a bundle of contradictions".
Turnkey contractors to revive 12 projects
PENANG: The state government has engaged turnkey contractors to revive and
complete 12 abandoned low and low medium-cost housing projects in various
phases of development. The 12 projects are Taman Sri Semarak, Taman
Cemerlang, Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights) and Fettes Villa in the
northeast district; Taman Sri Bayu in southwest district; Pangsapuri Widuri,
Taman Sejahtera, PAKR Kuala Muda Phase 2 and PAKR Ekor Kucing Phase 2 in north
Seberang Prai; and Taman Pekatra, Taman Widuri and PAKR Sungai Dua in south
plan legal action 17/05/2002 The Star
Furious residents of Ipoh Garden East here plan to take the Ipoh City Council
and a developer to court over factories which have been constructed too near
House owners get Qualified Titles
17/05/2002 The Star
House owners of Lot 998, Mukim 18, Mount Erskine, whose units were on land
forfeited to the state for non-payment of quit rent about 10 years ago, have
finally received the Qualified Titles for their land.
Angry residents plan legal action
17/05/2002 The Star
IPOH: Furious residents of Ipoh Garden East here plan to take the Ipoh City
Council and a developer to court over factories which have been constructed
too near their homes.
kosong 17/05/2002 HM
KAJANG: "Pemaju hanya pandai menabur janji, tetapi sehingga kini kemudahan
surau, dewan dan tadika yang dijanjikan hanya sekadar impian kosong," kata
Penolong Setiausaha Persatuan Penduduk Taman Perkasa, Fasa 2, Hulu Langat,
Intan Abdul Rahman, 26. Menurutnya, ketika berurusan untuk membeli pangsapuri
itu, pemaju berjanji menyediakan dewan orang ramai, tadika, surau, perpustakaan,
sekolah agama, pasar basah, persatuan peniaga dan penjaja dan kawasan lapang
kunci sebelum rumah siap' 18/05/2002 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Seri
Ong Ka Ting hari ini menasihatkan pembeli tidak menerima kunci sebelum projek
perumahan siap sepenuhnya. Beliau berkata, pemaju tidak boleh menyerahkan
kunci kepada pembeli sebelum projek perumahan siap sepenuhnya walaupun rumah
itu sudah menerima bekalan air dan elektrik.
snags 18/05/2002 MM
THE Palm Court condominium owners and residents committee members had taken
up their strata title problem with the Land and Cooperative Development Ministry
last Tuesday. The members were accompanied by Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun
to meet the Deputy Minister, Dr Tan Kee Kwong, at his office in Wisma Tanah,
to revive viable housing projects 18/05/2002 The
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will give priority to reviving abandoned housing
projects that are close to completion, said Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting. He said there was no point in reviving projects
that were not viable to begin with.
houses are fully completed' 18/05/2002 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Housebuyers were today advised not to accept the keys
from developers if their houses are not fully completed despite receiving
water and electricity supply. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk
Seri Ong Ka Ting said previously some housing developers had taken advantage
of the legal loopholes to hand over houses to buyers once water and electricity
supply was connected although the houses were not fully completed.
`Do not entertain
errant developers' 20/05/2002 BT
MALACCA Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam has urged banks not to entertain
housing developers who have a record of not completing their projects according
to schedule. These developers, despite getting bank loans, leave buyers in
the lurch by not completing their projects on schedule or even abandoning
them, he said at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Taman Nyalas Baru housing
project in Jasin.
Rescue plan hinges on bank’s
nod 21/05/2002 The Star
Work on the abandoned Pangsapuri Widuri project at Lorong Cempa, Butterworth,
would begin in July if the financing bank agrees to a rescue package submitted
by a turnkey contractor who has been entrusted by buyers to revive the project.
MB: Pressure developers for strata
titles 23/05/2002 The Star
Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Mohamed Isa Abdul Samad has advised buyers
of high-rise units to pressure their developers to apply for strata titles
in view of the large number of developers who have failed to do so.
Plug loophole on parks,
govt urged 24/05/2002 The Star
Several associations have urged the Government to close a loophole that virtually
allows state and local governments a free hand in redeveloping a designated
Why strata titles are important
25/05/2002 The Star
Strata title is one of the title structure of ownership and control over property.
It is usually applied to subdivided buildings or complexes such as high-rise
buildings, town houses, duplexes, flats, apartments, condominiums and commercial
Developers taking advantage
of grace period 24/05/2002 The Star
Writes UNHAPPY HOUSE BUYER of Petaling Jaya.(via e-mail) I REFER to your report,
“Making builders keep promises’’, (The Star, April 22) It quoted Deputy Housing
and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas as saying the ministry was
studying a proposal to make it mandatory that what is promised in developers’
brochures be included in sale and purchase agreements and that the Housing
Development Act be amended to protect buyers from being short-changed.
Builder issued ultimatum
29/05/2002 The Star
If held-back projects Rhythm Avenue and Newgate Apartments are not revived
by the end of this month, the developer will have to face the 1,500 house
buyers in front of the press. Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng had
made this clear at a press conference he arranged to highlight the plight
of the house buyers.