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Council approves CFs for Taman Sungai Besi Indah homes 02/05/2003 MM
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 Sdn Bhd.

Maintenance efforts of buildings in the country `dismal' 02/05/2003 NST
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 09/05/2003 NST-CITY
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 10/05/2003  BH
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 17/05/2003 NST
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 19/05/2003 NST-CITY
RESIDENTS of 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.

Lambakan rumah beri peluang pilih kediaman terbaik  22/05/2003 HM
KUALA 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 22/05/2003 NST
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 on benefits.

Sabah to amend laws on strata title 23/05/2003 Utusan Online
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 24/05/2003 NST-PROP
PROPERTY buyers 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 24/05/2003 NST-PROP
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 income.

Call for better maintenance of Sungai Besi flats 26/05/2003 NST-CITY
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 26/05/2003 Harian Metro

Roof leaking for one year 27/05/2003 MM
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 29/05/2003 NST-CITY
RESIDENTS of 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.

70 lose 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.


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