Badan tagih janji ditubuh selesai
masalah rakyat 02/06/2003 BH-TGH
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk di beberapa taman perumahan sekitar Bukit Beruntung
dan Bukit Sentosa di Rawang, Selangor menubuhkan satu `Jawatankuasa Menagih
Janji' mulai Mac lalu bagi menyelesaikan segala masalah mereka dengan pihak
pemaju. Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Batang Kali, Datuk Zainal Abidin
Sakom, berkata, jawatankuasa itu dipengerusikan oleh Ketua Umno Gugusan Bukit
Beruntung, Yaziz Yunus dan dianggotai oleh badan bukan kerajaan (NGO), ketua
jawatankuasa taman, jawatankuasa surau, Persatuan Ibu bapa dan Guru (PIBG)
dan sekolah sekitarnya.
Penduduk kecewa pemaju gagal
tunai janji 02/06/2003 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk setinggan Kampung Penaga yang tinggal di perumahan
sementara kesal dengan kegagalan pemaju mengotakan janji menanggung sewa rumah
sehingga rumah kos rendah mereka sedia diduduki. Kegagalan pemaju memenuhi
janji kepada penduduk setinggan terbabit dikatakan berpunca daripada masalah
kewangan yang dihadapi syarikat berkenaan.
What to do if there's water
leakage 02/06/2003 MM
TO avoid hefty bills due to internal water leakage at their premises, consumers
can take advantage of the 800 plumbers registered with PUAS Berhad. "This
is an additional service especially for those who complain of hefty bills
caused by leaking pipes at their residences or commercial premises," said
PUAS Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Sinon Muzadkir.
Residents in the dark
03/06/2003 The Star
RESIDENTS of Villaria Condominium in Taman Bukit Mulia, Hulu Klang, Selangor,
are not sleeping easy these days.
MPKj sedia lulus segera CF Taman
Bukit Permai 03/06/2003 BH-TGH
CHERAS: Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj) akan bersemuka dengan pemaju Taman
Bukit Permai, Sungai Long, di sini untuk meluluskan segera sijil layak menduduki
(CF) bagi 44 unit rumah teres dua tingkat taman perumahan itu.
MDS promises to help housebuyers
04/06/2003 The Star
The Sepang District Council (MDS) will meet with officers from the Sepang
District Office to find a way to help residents of Taman Murni, near Sepang
town, get individual titles for the terrace houses they had bought over 10
Kemuka dokumen sokongan
BAHAGIAN Pinjaman Perumahan mengucapkan terima kasih
di atas teguran dan pandangan Yang Dibebani, Bangi, Selangor mengenai aduan
perbendaharaan yang lewat mengeluarkan bayaran hingga menyebabkan pembeli
rumah (isteri pengadu) dikenakan denda lewat oleh pemaju, yang disiarkan dalam
keluaran 22 Mei lalu . Bahagian Pinjaman Perumahan hanya membuat bayaran selepas
borang gadaian No. Perserahan Gadaian/No. Pendaftaran Power Of Attorney dikemukakan
iaitu masa ditetapkan selama 26 hari bekerja.
Yee: Assure house buyers that no
developers taken advantage of them 04/06/2003
New Sabah Times
KOTA KINABALU: Api-Api Assemblyman Dr Yee Moh Chai has challenged the Sabah
Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHREDA) to publicly assure
house buyers in Sabah that none of the developers have taken advantage of
Tribunal solves cases for
270 house buyers 05/06/2003 The Star
The House Buyers Tribunal has solved 270 of the 1,713 cases it received since
it was set up early this year
ACA learning construction
05/06/2003 The Star
Bid to stamp out corruption in industry Johor Baru: Anti-Corruption Agency
(ACA) officers are now being taught elements of construction engineering -
a move that will allow them to better investigate corruption and fraud in
Take grouses seriously, Rais
warns councils 05/06/2003 NST
PUTRAJAYA, Wed. - The Government will not accept any corrupt practices and
wants to make the message clear that all grouses in relation to administration
and enforcement will have to be addressed by municipal councils without any
excuses, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
said today. He said following the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) controversy,
councils have to ensure all actions were carried out transparently, failing
which public confidence in the system would crumble.
Carry out duties without fear,
Ong tells local councils 05/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong
Ka Ting today reminded local authorities to carry out their duties without
fear or favour. Ong said local councils should take heed of the Cabinet's
directive to improve the effectiveness of their enforcement and be transparent
in their actions.
Certification for projects
with environment-friendly drainage 06/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Department of Irrigation and Drainage will introduce
an accreditation system to recognise development projects with environmentally-friendly
drainage, that would make them more attractive to buyers. Director-general
Datuk Keizrul Abdullah said it was working on the criteria for the accreditation
system, which it hoped would place an economic value on environmentally-conscious
Jalan ke kawasan perumahan
tidak sempurna 06/06/2003 BH
PUTRA Permai, Lestari Perdana dan Puncak Bukit Jalil di Seri Kembangan Selangor
adalah kawasan perumahan baru di Lembah Klang. Apa yang mengecewakan keadaan
jalan raya menuju ke Lestari Perdana dari Putra Permai dan kemudahan lain
di kawasan itu belum sempurna.
Housing Ministry revives 359
abandoned projects, 169 to go 07/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Housing Ministry revived
359 abandoned projects, valued at RM10 billion, last year. Deputy Minister
Datuk M. Kayveas said there were now only 169 abandoned housing projects nationwide.
Work on 82 of them would resume soon.
359 projek perumahan terbengkalai
sudah dipulih 07/06/2003 Berita Harian
KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 359 projek terbengkalai membabitkan 67,792 unit rumah
dan 47,887 pembeli sudah dipulihkan sehingga akhir tahun lalu.
Negara mampu capai sasaran projek
perumahan terbengkalai sifar – Kayveas 07/06/2003 Utusan
KUALA LUMPUR 6 Jun – Negara mampu mencapai sasaran projek perumahan terbengkalai
sifar dengan perlaksanaan beberapa peraturan baru yang akan berkuat kuasa
serta merta kepada semua pemaju, kata Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan
Tempatan, Datuk M. Kayveas.
44 house buyers upset over
delay in CF 09/06/2003 NST-CITY
FORTY-four house buyers of the second phase of double-storey terraced houses
in Taman Bukit Permai, Sungai Long are crying foul over the delay in getting
the Certificate of Fitness as they had received the keys to their properties
more than one year ago. House buyer Toh Fong Ping said she bought her property
for RM248,000 and soon began paying her monthly bank loan instalments.
Belum terima kunci rumah
SAYA adalah pembeli rumah di Taman Pekatra Indah, Simpang Ampat, Seberang
Prai Selatan, Pulau Pinang pada 11 Mac 1999. Bagaimanapun, hingga kini saya
belum menerima kunci rumah walaupun tarikh perjanjian yang dibuat sudah lama
22,685 projek terbengkalai
dipulih 09/06/2003 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Seramai 22,685 pembeli rumah boleh menarik nafas lega apabila
Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan mengenal pasti 82 projek yang
terbengkalai berpotensi untuk dipulihkan semula dalam tempoh enam bulan. Sehingga
akhir tahun lalu kementerian sudah memulihkan 359 projek perumahan dilengkapi
sijil kelayakan menduduki (CF) membabitkan 67,792 unit rumah dan 47,887 pembeli.
Residents cry foul over developer's
late response 11/06/2003 MM
ARU moved to his new house in Taman Saujana Puchong in January last year.
But with more than 100 homes occupied now, Aru says the residents are being
denied some basic facilities.
House Buyers Tribunal needed to
check unscrupulous developers 12/05/2003 New Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: The absence of a House Buyers Tribunal has allowed unscrupulous
housing developers to take advantage of the weaknesses or loopholes in the
existing laws to victimise helpless house buyers.
Agencies to work as one
13/06/2003 The Star
All state governments and local authorities will set up one-stop agencies
to handle applications for building plans and certificates of fitness for
occupation (CFO) as part of the Federal Government’s recently announced stimulus
Councils must set up one-stop
agencies 13/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - With immediate effect, all
local councils have been directed to set up a one-stop agency to handle the
processing and approval of development plans and certificate of fitness for
occupancy. "We are making our guidelines clearer. From now on, from day one
of the application process, it should not take more than 12 weeks to approve
development plans and issue CFs. A one-stop agency is expected to expedite
this," Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said today.
Urusan lulus CF lebih sistematik
13/06/2003 Berita Harian
KUALA LUMPUR: Satu garis panduan sistematik dan lebih jelas berhubung urusan
meluluskan pelan pembangunan dan sijil layak menduduki (CF) akan dikeluarkan
kepada semua pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) dan kerajaan negeri.
Low-cost house buyers selling
out, says Abdullah 14/06/2003 NST
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Fri. - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
today revealed that some buyers of low-cost units were found to have sold
their houses for quick gains, and returned to living in slums. "This is wrong.
They know how difficult it is to buy a house, especially one that is subsidised,
and the importance of providing a proper home for their families," he said.
Some of them had even sold their properties to buy a car, he said, while a
number had returned to being squatters in urban areas.
Streamline other areas just
as much 15/06/2003 The Star
State governments and local authorities are to centralise the handling of
applications for building plans and certificates of fitness for occupation
CF delay due to applicants'
carelessness, says D-G 15/06/2003 NSUNT
KANGAR, Sat. - The delay in issuance of certificates of fitness for projects
is due to applicants' carelessness and not the authorities' fault, said Fire
and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Jafaar Sidek Thamby. "We can
issue the CF in a day for certain cases provided all the conditions are fulfilled,"
he said after the department's co-operative (Kobopem) 18th general meeting
housing development laws 16/06/2003 The Sun
Petaling Jaya: The government can enact all the laws it wants but these rules
will not be worth the paper they are printed on if not enforced. This was
the response of the House Buyers Association (HBA) to the Housing and Local
Government Ministry's plan to fast track approvals for development plans and
Certificates of Fitness.
Stalled housing project to be
revived 16/06/2003 The Star By Tunku Shahariah
THE low-cost housing project in Merbau Kudong, Tasek Glugor, which was stalled
for four years will now be revived. Tasek Glugor MP Datuk Seri Mohd Shariff
Omar said the housing project, comprising 200 units of low-cost houses, 133
units of low medium cost houses and 10 units of single-storey shops, would
be revived before the end of this year.
SERDANG: Penduduk Pangsapuri Cemara Taman Pinggiran Putra, Sri Kembangan berasa
tertipu dan kecewa terhadap pemaju kerana tidak mengendahkan masalah bekalan
air yang dihadapi penduduk sejak enam bulan lalu. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak
Pangsapuri Cemara, Dr Mohd Azam Khan Goriman Khan, 43, berkata, sejak mendiami
pangsapuri berkenaan Januari lalu, penduduk sudah mengalami masalah bekalan
Ministry's view of strata
title tussle is flawed 17/06/2003 The Sun By Maintenance
Fees, Kuala Lumpur
The Deputy Land and Cooperative Development Minister warned that action would
be taken against people who refuse to pay maintenance fees under the Strata
Titles Act in "Fee dodgers have a year to pay up" (the Sun, June 13).
Hidup dalam ketakutan
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk Apartmen Bouganvilla, Bukit Beruntung kecewa dengan
tindakan pemaju yang membina rumah mereka tanpa mengikut spesifikasi hingga
mendatangkan bahaya. Sejak diduduki tiga tahun lalu, penghuni empat blok yang
terdiri daripada 440 unit rumah itu sentiasa hidup dalam ketakutan berikutan
berlaku banyak keretakan dan kerosakan pada rumah di kawasan itu.
`Unfit' house given the CF
THERE is a housing project in Taman Guru, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, which was
completed in 1999. The certificate of fitness was duly issued by the local
authority, that is, Seremban Municipal Council. My house is located 1.2m higher
than the neighbouring house. One would have assumed that since the CF was
issued, everything would be fine. This was proven wrong. The contractor passed
the outlet of the septic tank of my house through the neighbouring house's
compound. This is now creating a real mess.
Bentuk jawatankuasa tangani
lebih 50 masalah 18/06/2003 HM
BUKIT BERUNTUNG: Penduduk di beberapa taman perumahan sekitar Bukit Beruntung
dan Bukit Sentosa dekat sini menubuhkan satu `Jawatankuasa Menagih Janji'
mulai Mac lalu bagi menyelesaikan segala masalah mereka dengan pihak pemaju.
Pengerusi jawatankuasa itu, Yaziz Yunus berkata, pihak terbabit dalam jawatankuasa
itu ialah badan bukan kerajaan (NGO), ketua jawatankuasa taman, jawatankuasa
surau, Persatuan Ibu bapa dan Guru (PIBG) dan sekolah sekitarnya
Rumah belum boleh diduduki
By Ismail Abdullah - SAYA adalah pembeli Apartmen Blok 6 di
Lagoon Perdana, Bandar Sunway, Selangor. Pemaju memaklumkan bahawa apartmen
ini berjaya disiapkan pada 21 Februari lalu.
House buyers' interest woes
IN the process of buying a house, there are perhaps no more contentious issues
than payment of interest, both for late payment to the developer and payment
for late delivery or LAD.
We need to protect buyers
THE housing industry is plagued with many problems. We at Fomca constantly
receive complaints from the public about the industry. One incident was related
Court to hear bid for judicial
review 18/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Appellate and Special Powers Division of the High
Court today fixed Aug 4 to hear an application for judicial review by a housing
developer against the Tribunal For Home-buyers Claims and 50 housebuyers.
Site investigation role in development
18/06/2003 The Star By Thomas Huong
A SEMINAR on site investigation practice was organised recently by the Malaysian
Site Investigators Association (MSIA) at the Armada Hotel in Petaling Jaya.
No freeze on property projects
20/6/2003 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will continue to give license for projects approved
by to estates despite the who-hopping RM29 billion surplus of properties in
Ministry to go on giving licences
20/6/2003 The Star
KUAIA LUMPUR: The Government will continue to give licences for projects approved
by the states despite the whopping RM29bil surplus of properties in the market.
Poor condition irks apartment
owners 21/06/2003 The Star
OCCUPANTS of Cemara Apartments in Taman Pinggiran Putra in Serdang are frustrated
with the poor condition of their six-month-old homes. They find it hard to
tolerate because the apartments are not equipped with basic amenities such
as clean water supply and telephone lines.
MBMB arah pemaju
ingkar henti pembinaan pangsapuri 21/6/2003 Berita
MELAKA: Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB) mengarahkan pemaju projek
pangsapuri di mukim Bukit Katil berhampiran Kampung Tun Razak di sini, menghentikan
pembinaan serta-merta kerana dikesan melanggar peraturan yang ditetapkan.
Shoddy workmanship the main
complaint 22/06/2003 NSUNT- FOCUS
"I AM so sad and disappointed with my house!" said Brenda, tears of frustration
on her tired face. Like many young couples in their late 20s and early 30s,
Brenda and her husband, Billy, are first-time housebuyers.
Measures taken to weed out
bad apples 22/06/2003 NSUNT-FOCUS
THE Ministry of Housing and Local Government conducts background searches
before awarding licences to developers. "We have become very cautious because
there had been cases where errant developers set up different companies to
launch new housing projects," says Deputy Minister Datuk M. Kayveas.
Purchasers push for build-then-sell
system 22/06/2003 NSUNT-FOCUS
BUYING a house can sometimes be a bad investment, especially in the following
circumstances: when the project is abandoned, when your house turns out to
be a lopsided building filled with cracks, and when your house is in the middle
of no-where - not 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur as promised by the developer.
Housebuyers end up losers
in claims 22/06/2003 NSUNT-FOCUS
A HANDFUL of house-buyers sat in the High Court listening intently to the
barely audible exchange between the lawyers and the judge.
Developers take S&P contracts
lightly 23/06/2003 NST
I VERY much agree with RKL (NST, June 18) regarding the woes of house buyers.
I too have suffered.
Developer needs to find replacement
buyers first 23/06/2003 MM
THE 20 housebuyers who claimed they have been cheated
by Menang Murni Sdn Bhd will get a refund. The company's marketing executive,
Casey Lee, claimed that they had informed the buyers that this would be done
once they have found replacement buyers.
Deposit paid but no dream homes 23/06/2003 MM
A GROUP of 20 housebuyers have been left in the lurch after paying a deposit
for homes in Taman Sri Mekar in Setapak early this year. They had placed a
five per cent deposit with Menang Murni Sdn Bhd and were told that the project
would begin in March
Ka Ting: Check complexes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Local authorities have been directed to actively check
on shopping complexes and other public buildings to ensure that they comply
with the earlier directive to step up security in car parks. Housing and Local
Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the Cabinet had already directed
building owners to install closed-circuit cameras in car parks or increase
the number of security guards
Developers blamed for strata
title delay 23/06/2003 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Delays in obtaining strata titles are caused by developers
who fail to provide the correct documents for fast processing of the applications,
said Land and Co-operative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam today.
relief 23/06/2003 NST
IN "Maintenance let-down" (NST, June 4), the writer asked: "Does any government
agency monitor the work of maintenance companies?" I believe the answer is:
"Probably no". The response of government departments, agencies and local
authorities to numerous complaints in the newspapers is apathetic. The Housing
Development Act was amended, and took effect on Dec 1, 2002.
The long road to getting CFS
24/06/2003 The Sun By Goh Ban Lee
Penangites call them OCS while the rest of Malaysians CFs. They are Certificates
of Fitness for Occupation that are issued by local authorities to certify
that buildings are built according to approved plans and are safe to occupy.
PUAS to manage apartment's reservoir
24/06/2003 The Star
THE developer of Cemara Apartments in Taman Pinggiran
Putra, Serdang, has been requested to hand over the reservoir and pump house
at the six-month-old buildings to Perbadanan Urus Air Selangor Bhd (PUAS)
by mid-July, following complaints of low water pressure and poor water quality.
Residents cry foul over poor
facilities 25/06/2003 MM
PAMELA has been living in Seri Gembira Apartment in Taman Bamboo, Jalan Ipoh,
which she owns, and is losing her patience with the management over facilities.
"Almost all the facilities are not working. The swimming pool is always not
in service and the gym is out of order, and the sauna does not function.
DPM: Fix CCTV or lose business
PUTRAJAYA, Tues. - Building and car park operators
should install closed- circuit television systems or risk losing customers
and revenue, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.
He said those who did not do so would have to face the consequences as people
would be afraid of parking at their premises, he told reporters after attending
the Home Ministry's morning assembly
do better to ensure law on strata titles is enforced
I read with dismay the remarks made by the Minister of Land and Cooperative
Development Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam when put the blame on developers for not
applying and not furnishing adequate information for the processing and the
issuance of strata titles (NST, June 23).
Dewan Bandar Kota Kemuning
tiada CF 26/06/2003 BH
KIRA-KIRA lima tahun lalu, saya tertarik dengan kaedah penstrukturan Bandar
Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, Selangor berdasarkan pelan induk dan pembangunan
sosial menyeluruh. Di antaranya dewan serba guna selain kemudahan beriadah
yang disediakan oleh Kota Permai Golf & Country Club (KPGCC). Apa yang menyedihkan
ialah dewan ini yang terletak di Anggerik Oncidium dan Anggerik Liparis masih
belum boleh digunakan walaupun siap beberapa tahun lalu.
Temporary certificates of fitness
pledge 26/06/2003 NST-CITY
PURCHASERS of the low-cost Desa Pakar apartments in Salak South New Village
are crying foul over a nine-year delay in getting their Certificates of Fitness
for their units. Their sales and purchase agreements were signed in 1993 and
concept will affect supply drastically'
THE "build first sell later" concept as a means to help house buyers and overcome
the problem of abandoned housing projects will create a set of different problems.
Ampang Jaya council to check
Lembah Maju apartments 27/06/2003 NST-CITY
OWNERS and tenants of the Taman Lembah Maju Apartment are requested to gather
at Block B on July 8 to join in a building inspection at 10am. The inspection
will be headed by Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) planning department
senior engineer Khairul Anizan, representatives from the developer Ekabina
Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Metroplex Berhad, and consultant surveyors.
Ka Ting wants power to monitor
errant developers 27/06/2003 NST
DEVELOPERS of commercial premises will not be easily let off the hook for
abandoning projects as the Housing and Local Government Ministry is appealing
to the Government to empower it to monitor the sector. Minister Datuk Seri
Ong Ka Ting said though developers of commercial projects had on various occasions
left their projects idle, the ministry all this while could not take any action
Kudos to developer who paid
for late delivery 27/06/2003 NST
RECENTLY, I read a few letters on payment of interest for late delivery of
houses and would like to say that not all developers refuse to pay for late
delivery. In December 1997, I received a letter of vacant possession from
Panoramic Housing Development Sdn Bhd to collect the keys for a house I had
Developers urged to obtain
ISO certification 27/06/2003 NST
KUANTAN, Thurs. - Housing developers in the country have been urged to obtain
the ISO certification so that the houses they build will be of good quality.
Prosecute developers who cause
strata title delays 27/06/2003 NST
LAND and Co-operative Development Minister Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam was quick
to blame developers for strata title delays (NST, June 23). His statement
"there is nothing we can do when some developers do not apply" shows he needs
to re-read the Strata Title Act as there is the provision of punishment when
developers deliberately choose not to comply with the requirement that they
must apply for the strata titles within six months of obtaining the certificates
of fitness from the relevant local authorities.
Chipi house buyers to get cash
reward 30/06/2003 BT
COUNTRY Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB) plans to pay out RM1.2 billion cash in
the next five years as a reward to house buyers under its loyalty programme
Country Heights Innovation in Property Investment (Chipi). Since its introduction
in January 8 2002, Chipi house buyers have received RM30 million cash. CHHB
expects to pay out another RM250 million by the end of this year.
SPN to borrow RM1.5 bln from KWAP,
EPF 30/6/2003 theedgedaily.com By Sidek Kamiso
Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd, will borrow RM1.5 billion from Kumpulan Wang
Amanah Pencen (KWAP) and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to finance its
housing projects, says Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.