Council approves CFs for Taman Sungai Besi Indah
THE long-standing gripe of Taman Sungai Besi Indah
residents has been addressed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council. It has
approved the certificates of fitness (CFs) for the houses in the scheme.
In a statement yesterday, MPSJ deputy president Arpah Abdul Razak said the
council approved the CFs on Jan 23 for the project's developer, Bumi Klang
Maintenance efforts of buildings in the country `dismal'
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The country may take pride in its world-class
skyscrapers, but the maintenance efforts are dismal. Humohdin Consultancy
corporate building engineer Dr Husin Mohd Dini said the role of building
engineers in ensuring the safety of premises had long been overlooked,
unlike in developed countries.
Dinner Raises RM8.5mil For UTAR
03/05/2003 The Star
Cadangan bangunan lebih 20 tahun diberi strata 06/05/2003 BH
KUALA LUMPUR: Jawatankuasa bersama Kementerian Tanah dan Pembangunan Koperasi serta Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan mengemukakan beberapa syor kepada Kabinet bagi membolehkan hak milik strata dikeluarkan untuk bangunan lama melebihi 20 tahun. Ini kerana sebahagian bangunan lama terutama di S elangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan didapati belum mempunyai hak milik strata hingga sekarang, yang menimbulkan kesulitan untuk pemiliknya menjual bangunan terbabit.
Builders responsible for getting strata titles
THE Land and Co-operative Development
and Housing and Local Government
ministries will jointly submit proposals
on when high-rise building developers
should settle the surveyor's fee to the
Land Office and apply for strata titles.
Pembeli rumah rasa terpedaya
PEMBANGUNAN Bukit Beruntung Rawang,
Selangor, lembap walaupun banyak rumah dibina di situ.
Arbitrators to deal with housing woes
12/05/2003 The Star
The Housing and Local Government Ministry has appointed five professionals to act as arbitrators for the National Housing Tribunal to ensure faster disposal of cases filed by disgruntled house buyers.
Stand up and be counted
12/05/2003 The Star
By Alex Lee-Sun
WE used to be just frogs at the bottom
of the Valley. But the species is always
changing, and we’ve gone up the ladder
of evolution lately.
Developers must comply
with Housing Tribunal award
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - All housing
developers must comply with any award made by the Housing Tribunal even if
they are seeking a judicial review of the tribunal's decisions, said
Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas. "Housing
developers must respect the decision of the tribunal. As soon as the
tribunal delivers the verdict, the compensation process must begin
immediately," he said.
Unprofessional guards offer scant security
18/05/2003 The Star
The level of professionalism and calibre of security guards has come
under closer watch of late. DEVID RAJAH and LAM LI discover an industry
not making an effort to tackle training, recruitment and manpower
shortages to lift its image after three decades.
Problems facing Vista Tasik
condo dwellers being resolved
Vista Tasik Condominums in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Kuala Lumpur have been
facing fewer problems concerning lifts, low water pressure, uncovered
drains and security after Dwitasik Management Services Sdn Bhd stepped up
action on these matters recently.
House buyers association
lauds Govt's tax rebate move 19/05/2003 MM
THE impending measure for buyers of houses below RM160,000, to get tax rebates under the Government's plan to reduce the
residential property overhang, has received support from the Malaysian National House Buyers Association. Its secretary-general,
Chang Kim Loong, said the move would not
only make owning a home more affordable for those from the lower and middle
income groups, but also encourage home ownership among the groups.
rumah beri peluang pilih kediaman
LUMPUR: Lambakan hartanah di pasaran
sekarang membolehkan orang ramai memilih
rumah terbaik. Setiausaha Agung
Persatuan Pembeli Rumah Kebangsaan,
Chang Kim Loong, berkata program Harapan
Rakyat Memiliki Perumahan (Harapan) yang
diperkenalkan dalam pakej baru
rangsangan ekonomi memberi banyak
kelebihan kepada pembeli.
National House Buyers
Association welcomes measures in stimulus package
THE National House Buyers Association welcomes the measures for the
housing sector but cautioned potential buyers to avoid getting carried
away by the incentives.
Pitfalls in financing a house
20/05/2003 By Shaik Osman Majid
Advertisements are enticements, especially those by financial
institutions offering housing loans that are short on details but loud
Sabah to amend laws on strata title
KOTA KINABALU May 22 - Sabah will
amend its Land (Subsidiary Title)
Enactment 1972 to further strengthen
regulations pertaining to strata titles
in the state.
Creating better building delivery
aren't the only ones to benefit from the government's incentives to
stimulate the industry. Also included are developers, who can look forward
to a reduction in ancillary cost related to development, as well as a
system to expedite the processing and approvals for Building Plans and
Certificates of Fitness for Occupation (CFs). Removal of CIDB levy
Inducing demand through savings
The stimulants to unlock the billions of ringgit presently stuck in unsold
property is estimated to be worth almost RM500 million to the government
and the country’s financial institutions, made up principally of forgone
Call for better
maintenance of Sungai Besi flats
RESIDENTS of the
five-storey flats at Taman Sungai Besi in Kuala Lumpur want better
maintenance of their properties as over the past few months, cracks had
appeared in the floors due to soil erosion and water leakage in several
units. Mohd Ismail Othman, 38, who has been staying at the flats for the
past 10 years, said the leakage started from the day he moved in.
Bil tunggakan Flet PKNS RM8.4j
Roof leaking for one year
HIS apartment is luxurious, but his bedroom ceiling
leaks. This is the plight of Peter, a resident of the Scot Pines
Apartments in Sungai Long, Kajang.
States not following guidelines 27/05/2003 NST
THERE are sufficient
guidelines and directives at the federal level to ensure that open spaces
meant for sports and recreation are not hijacked for other sorts of
development, said Federal Department of Town and Country Planning for
Peninsular Malaysia director general Datuk Wan Mohamed Mukhtar Wan Mohd
Noor yesterday. But since land is a State matter, the onus is on the
States and municipal councils to implement and enforce these guidelines.
Better protection for house buyers
27/05/2003 Daily Express
Kota Kinabalu: The newly-amended Sabah Land Enactment 2003 will provide
better protection to house buyers, other than generating more revenue for
the State Government. Owners of units in flats or condominiums will
undoubtedly heave a sigh of relief at being able to finally obtain their
subsidiary titles that have always been subjected to delays, to enable the
State Government to collect assessment rates and land cess.
Rumah lewat, pemaju dalih 28/05/2003 HM
SAYA membeli seunit rumah teres di Bandar Baru Gebeng,
Kuantan pada 15 November 1999. Rumah itu dijangka siap dalam tempoh dua
tahun selepas perjanjian ditanda tangani
Condo residents oppose change to golf course
the Sang Suria Condominium in Sentul Raya are protesting the plan to turn
the Sentul Raya Golf Course into a private recreation park and is
presenting a list of signatures and protest memorandum to Kuala Lumpur
City Hall Datuk Bandar Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek at his office today.
The association is headed by Sentul Raya Property Buyers' Association
president Moideen Kutty.
homes in blaze 30/05/2003 The Sun
The waiting game
31/05/2003 NST-PROP By Andrew Wong
What prospective housebuyers are doing now, in the period between the
government's May 22 announcement of the economic stimulus measures to
resuscitate property demand and June 1, the date for implementation, can
be said in one word: waiting.