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GENERAL NEWS REPORTS
(2003)

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Soil erosion worry for Jasmine Towers residents 01/04/2003 NST-CITY
RESIDENTS of Jasmine Towers in Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya are worried about the safety of their apartments. In 1999, soil erosion at the Sungai Penchala riverbank sank part of the building's walkway. Developer Muda Bahagia Sdn Bhd repaired the damage.

Nothing done by developer to repair leaks at apartment 02/04/2003 MM
THE leaks from the balcony ceiling and the two bathrooms in her apartment were reported to the developer three months ago but, nothing has been done to rectify the problems. MAY says she lodged a complaint with the developer on Dec 12, using the official complaint form.

Pemaju abai keselamatan 03/04/2003  BH
PADA 1995, saya membeli lot banglo di Hulu Yam Perdana, berhampiran pusat rekreasi Ulu Yam Woods, Selangor dengan menggunakan pinjaman syarikat. Polisi pinjaman mesti membina rumah selewat-lewatnya dua tahun dari tarikh pembelian. Tetapi kerana pemaju gagal menyerahkan tanah dalam tempoh ditetapkan, saya diberi penangguhan oleh syarikat

Act against errant developers 04/04/3003 The Star
THE Government's renewed effort to revive some of the abandoned housing projects will give new hope to the thousands of buyers who have been suffering as their homes have yet to be completed.

Dinding pangsapuri retak 04/04/2003 BH-TGH
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk Blok D Pangsapuri Lembah Maju, Ampang dekat sini, bimbang berikutan kediaman mereka mengalami keretakan teruk pada beberapa bahagian dinding dan siling rumah. Pangsapuri lima tingkat yang dibina pemaju, Ekabena Sdn Bhd (Ekabena) itu mempunyai enam bangunan dengan jumlah keseluruhan rumah kira-kira 600 unit dan dijual pada harga RM127,000 setiap unit.

Penghuni kondo tidak puas hati 05/04/2003 BH-TGH
Sebahagian penghuni kondominium City One di Jalan Munshi Abdullah, di sini mendakwa pengurusan bangunan itu tidak menjalankan penyelenggaraan setimpal dengan yuran yang dikenakan.

Bring to book Strata Titles Act violators 07/04/2003  The Sun
I refer to the article "Ministry accepts blame for strata title delays" (theSun, March 12), in which the Land and Cooperative Development Minister was reported to have announced that one errant developer was prosecuted last year for not applying for strata titles, and there are several other cases pending.I

Pro Tem residents committee in trouble over hiring of guards 07/04/2003 MM
A WELL-MEANING gesture led to a messy chain of Taman Bukit Maluri in Kepong, engaged the services of a security firm following an incident two years ago in which a seven-year old-girl was raped in her home.

Rumah gegar sebelum mendap 07/04/2003 HM
SHAH ALAM: "Sudah tiga tahun saya mengadu kepada Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) mengenai kerosakan dan keretakan rumah saya tetapi tidak diendahkan. "Dan hari ini (semalam) lantai rumah jiran saya yang tinggal di tingkat bawah mendap dan sebahagian dinding retak," kata Razali Shahran, 36, yang kesal dengan tindakan lambat mengatasi masalah 60 keluarga yang menghuni Blok 5, rumah pangsa PKNS, Seksyen 19, di sini.

Developer to rebuild retaining wall 07/04/2003 MM
Residents also assured that slopes will be monitored daily RESIDENTS of Jalan Akik ,Taman Setia, Gombak, here assured that a rein-forced concrete retaining wall which collapsed on March 29 will be rebuilt Soon.

The attractions and hidden costs of serviced apartments  08/04/2003  The Edge City & Country By Sreerema Banoo
At RM120,000 the 1-bedroom serviced apartment in the heart of Kuala Lumpur seems like a dream investment for Lee.

Families flee flats as floors cave in 08/04/2003 The Star By EDWARD RAJENDRA
RESIDENTS of a five-storey PKNS flats in Shah Alam panicked and dashed out of their homes when the floor of a ground-floor unit caved in yesterday afternoon.

Build to meet demand 08/04/2003  www. theedge.daily Reminiscences:By Shaik Osman Majid
Finally, the promulgation has been made. Approval for housing developments hereafter will be based on demand that is backed by research, announced Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting on March 27.

It's safe says PKNS - Residents of Section 19 Shah Alam can go back to their homes 09/04/2003 MM
Residents of Section 19 Shah Alam can go back to their homes
SELAMAT untuk diduduki "(safe or occupation) was the assurance given by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) to worried residents of Blok 5,Jalan Cangkul 19/3 in Section 19, Shah Alam.

Projek Sanusi wajar diteruskan 10/04/2003  BH-TGH
ALOR STAR: Ramai tertanya-tanya dengan perkembangan projek pembangunan di negeri ini yang banyak terbiar begitu saja sedangkan suatu ketika dahulu `gah' diperkatakan di sana sini. Projek pembangunan yang diilhamkan oleh bekas Menteri Besar terdahulu, Tan Sri Sanusi Junid sehingga kini masih terbengkalai dan dibiarkan begitu saja oleh barisan kepimpinan kerajaan negeri sedia ada.

House buyers association tells developers to pay compensation 10/04/2003 theedgedaily.com
The National House Buyers Association (HBA) wants the property developers to stop dragging their feet and make immediate compensation totalling RM120,000 to seven house buyers for late delivery of houses.

Late CF will soon be a thing of the past 11/04/2003 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing and Local Government Ministry is nearer to overcoming delays in the issuance of the Certificate of Fitness (CF) of Occupation.

Mangsa tanah mendap diberi rumah sementara 11/04/2003 Berita Harian
SHAH ALAM: Keluarga mangsa yang rumahnya mengalami kerosakan teruk akibat pemendapan di Blok 5, Pangsapuri Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) di Seksyen 19 sudah dipindahkan ke Seksyen 24, di sini, Isnin lalu.

Developerís methods unsafe, say residents 11/04/2003  The Star
LIFE was peaceful for residents of Taman Seri Timah in Balakong until a new development project began to take shape near their homes. Undertaken by Sunrise Development, the project included the strengthening of a retaining wall that runs 150m along Taman Seri Timah.

Projek terbengkalai dipulih hampir siap 14/04/2003 BH-TGH
SEREMBAN: Syarikat Perumahan Negara (SPN) telah mengambil alih dua projek perumahan yang terbengkalai di negeri ini iaitu Taman Sri Bayu di sini dan Taman Desa Gemas mulai tahun lalu. Sehingga kini, projek pembinaan sudah siap hampir 80 peratus membabitkan 127 unit rumah di Taman Sri Bayu dan 429 unit rumah di Taman Desa Gemas yang gagal disiapkan pada tahun 1995 dan 1996.

Taman Fadason folks turn to tribunal 11/04/2003 The Star
THE ad hoc committee dealing with claims on late delivery of the newly-completed medium-cost apartments at Taman Fadason in Jinjang Utara recently submitted 332 sets of claims from the residents to the Housing Tribunal.The committee is now waiting for hearing date from the tribunal, which is based in Pusat Bandar Damansara.

The ultimate protection for house buyers 15/04/2003 theedgedaily.com By P Gunasegaram
Buying a house not already built, the riskiest financial move that most people will undertake in their lifetimes, need not be as perilous if some payment and control measures used elsewhere are adopted here.

Kee: Letís have two parking lots 16/04/2003 The Star
The Penang Municipal Council should review its policy on high-rise housing projects to require developers to allocate two parking lots per apartment unit to meet the high number of vehicle ownership on the island.

Builder: Cracks not due to project  19/04/2003 The Star
THE developer blamed for the cracks in the homes in Taman Seri Timah, Balakong, claims the problem existed even before work at its site nearby began.

House buyers claim for late delivery 21/04/2003  MM
ABOUT 250 buyers of newly-completed medium-cost apartments in Taman Fadason in Jinjang Utara gathered yesterday for an insight into the procedures of making claims for late delivery of their units with the Housing Tribunal.

30 rumah teres retak menanti masa runtuh 22/04/2003 Berita Harian
Lebih 30 penghuni dua blok rumah teres dua tingkat di Taman Subang Permai dekat Subang Jaya dalam kebimbangan sejak enam tahun lalu berikutan kediaman mereka retak teruk akibat tanah mendap dan mendakwa tidak selamat diduduki.

Lure of cash-back schemes
22/04/2003 theedgedaily.com By Maryann Tan
Buying a home or investing in property has never been easier, or tougher, depending on how you look at it.

Ong: Beware of loophole in housing Act 23/04/2003 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Local authorities should look out for unscrupulous developers who circumvent the new Housing Development Act by building homes on commercial land.

Penghuni Bakawali perlu air 24/04/2003  HM
BUKIT BERUNTUNG: Kira-kira 500 keluarga di Perumahan Bakawali, Bukit Sentosa Tiga, dekat sini, kesal dengan tindakan pihak tertentu yang bersikap lepas tangan terhadap masalah mereka. Aduan yang dikemukakan penduduk terhadap masalah yang mereka hadapi sejak menduduki perumahan itu kira-kira dua tahun lalu tidak diambil tindakan sewajarnya.

Developers call for suspension of levy 25/04/2003 BT
PROPERTY developers are urging the Government to suspend the 0.25 per cent levy imposed on construction projects to help ease the industry's financial burden following a nine-month labour shortage. The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (Rehda) also seeks to utilise some of the levy already collected by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to reimburse the industry for losses accrued by late delivery charges it blamed on the labour crisis.

Leave it to the experts 26/04/2003 NST-PROP
RONALD Lee was feeling pleased with himself. "See, I said I could do it," he proudly exclaimed to his wife while waving a cheque in her face. It was a booking deposit for his house which he finally managed to sell for RM300,000. Never mind if the cheque was only for RM1,000. Ronald knew he should have asked for the standard deposit of two per cent of the purchase price, or RM6,000 in his case. But never mind, he told himself, the intending buyer had promised to pay the balance later that evening.

10-year wait for CF! 26/04/2003 MM
RESIDENTS of the low-cost houses in Taman Sungai Besi Indah, near Balakong, are once again urging the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to work fast, since it has been a decade's wait for their CFs. The 102 house-owners have paid RM25,000 per house when they bought their properties from developer Bumi Kelang back then.

 

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