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  1. Lease land poser  01/08/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: Leasehold property owners in Selangor are worried over an ambiguous statement in the state's draft structure plan 2020 which implies that expiring leases in old town centres will not be renewed.

  2. Choosing the right loan 01/08/2005 The Star
    FOR many of us, the purchase of our house or an investment property is the largest financial commitment that we would ever make and thus the selection of a housing loan is very important.

  3. Hapless dad unable to save girl 01/08/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: It was supposed to have been Bianca Thio Yee Shen’s eighth birthday party yesterday, but family and friends turned up for her funeral instead. Bianca, who had been swimming since three, drowned on Saturday in the swimming pool of the Kelana Mahkota condominium where she lived.

  4. House buyers awarded compensation 01/08/2005 The Star
    THIRTY-NINE Taman Bersatu house buyers in Jitra, Kedah, were recently awarded compensation totalling about RM337,000 to repair their units.

  5. 34 days and the pipe is still leaking 01/08/2005 The Star DON'T WASTE WATER, Kulim.

  6. Tribunal must ensure presence of all parties before making decision 02/08/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Consumer Claims Tribunal has been asked to refrain from making any decision on claims if any of the parties involved, especially the company against whom the claim is being made, is not present when the award is being made.

  7. Renewal of land leases will continue: Exco man 02/08/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: Leasehold property owners in Selangor should not be unduly worried as the state government is not going to stop the renewal of expiring leases.

  8. Disclaimer at parking lots not ‘absolute’ 02/08/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. The Consumer Claims Tribunal today brought hope to motorists who lose their vehicles or belongings at paid parking lots.

  9. Clearer guidelines on safety at private pools proposed 02/08/2005 The Star
    PENANG: Is there a need for clearer guidelines covering safety at private swimming pools? Yes, said Penang High-rise Unit Owners Association president Assoc Prof Dr Tiun Ling Ta.

  10. Drowning case mystifies swimming pool designers 02/08/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Swimming pool designers are mystified by the incident in which a young girl drowned after her leg was trapped in a drainage hole.

  11. Ministry Takes Over Construction Of Two Abandoned Police HQ Complexes 02/08/2005 Bernama
    SUNGAI PETANI, Aug 2 (Bernama) -- The Internal Security Ministry will take over the construction of two police district headquarters complexes in Kedah that have been abandoned by a private housing developer, Deputy Minister Datuk Noh Omar said Tuesday.

  12. Govt wants safety probe  03/08/2005 Malay Mail
    The Selangor Government is expecting a report soon from the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) on the drowning of eight-year-old Thio Yee Shen at a swimming pool in the Kelana Mahkota condominium last Saturday.

  13. Set up associations, residents urged 03/08/2005 The Star
    RESIDENTS in Selayang are urged to set up residents associations to make it easier for them to work with Selayang municipal councillors in solving their problems.

  14. Tiada lagi rumah satu bilik 04/08/2005 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bagi kawasan tanah terhad seperti di Kuala Lumpur, kewujudan bangunan kediaman tinggi mencakar langit adalah fenomena biasa kerana permintaan tinggi daripada warga kota.

  15. Authorities to publish manual on development 04/08/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: Loopholes and grey areas in municipal laws will be plugged with a manual for planning standards, currently being developed by the Selangor Town and Country Planning Department.

  16. Kontraktor derita sikap pemaju 04/08/2005 Harian Metro
    SAYA mewakili puluhan rakan kontraktor Melayu dan Cina di Selangor tidak puas hati dan amat kecewa dengan sikap pemaju syarikat perumahan. Bayaran tunggakan kerja menyiapkan prasarana perumahan, perparitan dan infrastruktur awam beberapa projek di Bukit Sentosa dan Bukit Beruntung tidak dibayar sejak lima tahun lalu.

  17. Buyers feel let down by developer 05/08/2005 The Star 
    PETALING JAYA: More than 100 buyers of property lots of the stalled Port Villa/Taman Perkasa Indah mixed development project in Port Klang claim they have been short changed as the developer did not have the proper licences and permits from the authorities.

  18. Couple moving over to Spain 05/08/2005 The Star
    MALACCA: Disillusioned over a land dispute involving their beachfront house, a couple who came here in 2002 under the “Malaysia, My Second Home” programme have decided to leave for Spain.

  19. Why fire victims are smiling 05/08/2005 The Star
    TEST piling over the past two months at a Noordin Street Ghaut foreshore area in Penang has brought smiles to the faces of 50 families who lost their houses in a fire there more than two years ago.

  20. Pembeli dakwa pemaju lepas tangan 08/08/2005 Harian Metro PEMBELI KECEWA, Bukit Beruntung, Selangor.

  21. Residents living in fear of mudslides 10/08/2005 Malay Mail
    AMPANG, Aug 10-The sight of earthworks on a hillslope next to their homes is giving residents in Jalan 2/3 Ampang Jaya the jitters.

  22. Pemaju liat bayar pampasan 10/08/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Pembeli rumah Taman Desa Beringin, Sikamat, di sini masih terus menunggu pembayaran pampasan kelewatan projek perumahan mereka walaupun pemajunya sudah diperintahkan berbuat demikian oleh mahkamah pada 4 Februari lalu.

  23. Database firms selling name lists 10/08/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Some computer database companies are selling master lists containing confidential particulars supplied by their clients to property agents, salesmen and telemarketers.

  24. SPNB ambil alih dua projek terbengkalai 12/08/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Dua projek perumahan di negeri ini yang terbengkalai sejak lebih 20 tahun lalu, iaitu Taman Pelangi di Sikamat dan Taman Senawang Jaya Fasa 2C, Senawang, dekat sini akan diambil alih Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB).

  25. Investing in serviced apartments 12/08/2005  The Sun
    Chang Kim Loong (pix, right), secretary-general of the National House Buyers Association (HBA), strongly cautions buyers to consider all aspects of serviced apartments before purchasing. Potential buyers should review all the documents, he says, from the marketing brochures, sale and purchase (S&P) agreement, deed of mutual covenant and lease agreement, to the termination terms before committing.

  26. Bayaran tak setimpal penyelenggaraan 15/08/2005 BH PENGHUNI TAK HARMONI, Putrajaya.

  27. Work to end water woes 15/08/2005 The Star
    SYARIKAT Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) is re-structuring its water distribution system in Bukit Sentosa to end regular water disruptions in the area.

  28. Termite alert 15/08/2005 Malay Mail
    SEREMBAN, NEGRI SEMBILAN, Aug 15: Residents of the Le Renaissance Condominiums in Taman Bukit Kaya here are appealing to the management to take urgent action to solve the termite problem, which they claim has plagued them since moving in two years ago.

  29. PAC to meet Bank Negara officials 16/08/2005 The Star
    JOHOR BARU: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet officials from Bank Negara and the Housing and Local Government Ministry to find out problems faced by the banking sector.

  30. Buyers: Please don’t bid for our flats at auction 18/08/2005 The Star
    PENANG: Buyers of 20 flats at Jalan Penang Free here are pleading with potential buyers not to bid in the auction of their flats tomorrow. “We are prepared to go down on our knees to beg potential buyers not to bid for our units,” said Taman Sri Penawar Residents Association chairman Ng Boon Chiew.

  31. Protecting landowners 18/08/2005 The Star
    ANY land acquisition by the Kedah Government for development must be conducted according to the Land Act to ensure that the state government will not become a land broker.

  32. 12 seek RM2.6m in damages 19/08/2005 NST
    SHAH ALAM, Thurs. - Eleven security guards and a condominium executive are claiming about RM2.6 million in damages against the police and the Government for wrongful detention. The 12, including two female guards, working at the Venice Hill Condominium in Cheras, today filed a civil suit at the High Court.

  33. A question of discounts 19/08/2005 The Sun Jennifer Gomez & Sujartha Kumarasamy
    ON one side, there's the Bar Council and on the other, the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda).

  34. Mom, son cheated of land and house 20/08/2005  Malay Mail
    Read the contents of any document before you sign it or get someone to explain it to you. A mother and son learned this the hard way when they trusted a man who had promised to find a buyer for their land in Chemomoi, near Bentong, Pahang.

  35. Pemaju wajib sediakan tapak khas tanam pokok 20/08/2005 Utusan
    SELAYANG 19 Ogos - Kerajaan Selangor akan mewajibkan semua pemaju perumahan di negeri itu menyediakan tapak khas bagi membolehkan pemilik rumah menanam sekurang-kurangnya sebatang pokok bermula tahun depan.

  36. Selangor to have manual for building 20/08/2005 NST
    Selangor will soon have a Manual for Planning Standards, to be published by the State Government so that local authorities will know how to properly approve development projects, including roads and buildings.

  37. Clearing the misconceptions 20/08/2005 NST-PROP
    We at the Property Consultancy and Valuation Surveying Division of the Institution of Surveyors laud PropertyTimes for taking up the issue of who should be permitted to practice property management as the matter affects owners, tenants and the public at large.

  38. 11 pengawal saman PDRM 20/08/2005 BH
    SHAH ALAM: Sebelas pengawal keselamatan dan seorang pegawai pengurusan sebuah kondominium di Cheras memfailkan saman terhadap Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dan Kerajaan Malaysia, semalam, atas dakwaan ditahan secara salah pada 21 Jun lalu. Mereka, termasuk dua pengawal keselamatan wanita yang bekerja di Kondominium Venice Hill, Cheras, menuntut ganti rugi RM2.6 juta dan menamakan Ketua Polis Daerah Kajang, Asisten Komisioner Mohamad Noor Hakim Kassim; Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Bakri Omar dan Kerajaan Malaysia sebagai defendan pertama, kedua dan ketiga.

  39. Penduduk bantah taman permainan dibina rumah  22/08/2005 Utusan
    KUALA LUMPUR 21 Ogos - Tindakan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) meluluskan cadangan membangunkan taman permainan dan rekreasi di Taman Metropolitan Batu dekat sini sebagai kawasan perumahan mewah, terus mendapat bantahan penduduk kawasan perumahan itu

  40. Poor service for RM90 monthly fee 26/08/2005 Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 Residents of Block A and B of Cemara Apartments in Bandar Seri Permaisuri are fed up with their building management. The residents of the 15-storey blocks claim that despite numerous complaints, the management has done little to improve maintenance service at the apartments.

  41. Three sue over condo security 26/08/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: Three tenants of the Bukit Pandan Condo 2 in Pandan Perdana have filed two separate suits against the developer and management of the condominium for alleged negligence.

  42. Time for a code of practice 27/08/2005 NST-PROP By Gurjit Singh
    Not so long ago, we commemorated the Highlands Tower disaster. Soon after the tragedy occurred 12 years ago, I had stressed in a number of articles in the local media the need for professional property management as well as the necessity for a Code of Practice for those undertaking the job as well as for building owners.This was because of the huge task ahead I could foresee in the then building boom era, for managing both strata- and non strata-titled property and a possible free-for-all entry into the profession in the coming years.

  43. Condos filled with woes 29/08/2005 The Star 
    HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said that most of the complaints they received were on the inefficiency of management companies set up by the developers and management committees elected by residents.

  44. Residents living in fear 29/08/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of an apartment block in Brickfields here are at a breaking point – they have been facing a series of problems concerning their block for the last 15 years.

  45. Management firm gets an ‘A’ from teacher 29/08/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: While some may experience headaches or nightmares with condominium and apartment managements, there are others satisfied with the services.

  46. Malaysians lack right mentality to live in high-rise 29/08/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Malaysians lack the right mentality to live in high-rise buildings, said Land and Mines Department director (strata titles section) Dr Azimuddin Bahari.

  47. Law on high-rise upkeep sought 30/08/2005 The Star
    PENANG: High-rise residential dwellings have existed for more than three decades in Malaysia but the authorities have yet to formulate a law on the maintenance of common property.

  48. Laws on managing condos sought  30/08/2005 The Star 
    PETALING JAYA: Dwellers of condominiums and apartments want some sort of laws to manage the common property and resolve problems plaguing them and the management companies and developers.

  49. Pemaju potong bekalan air 30/08/2005 BH
    PETALING JAYA: Seramai 40 keluarga di kawasan perumahan Pangsapuri Permai, Damansara Damai di sini, kesal sikap pemaju yang mengendalikan kerja penyelenggaraan memotong bekalan air ke rumah mereka.

  50. Implement "Build and Sell" Concept Immediately, Developers Told 30/8/2005 Bernama
    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- Housing developers should immediately implement the "build and sell" concept as encouraged by the government to protect housebuyers from being victimised. Making the call today, Public Accounts Committee Chairman Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said the concept would definitely protect housebuyers from being deceived by developers.

  51. Hoping for revival of project 31/08/2005 NST S.H.B., Kuala Lumpur

  52. Build and sell: PAC unhappy with response 31/08/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: It has been 15 months since the prime minister mooted the build-and-sell model for the housing industry. On Tuesday, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) gave its report card on this, and there were red marks all over.

  53. Konsep 'bina jual'  31/08/2005 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR Semua pihak perlu segera melaksanakan konsep 'bina dan jual' rumah yang disarankan kerajaan sejak setahun lalu bagi melindungi hak pembeli, kata Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Awam (PAC), Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad.

  54. Bank setuju konsep bina dahulu 31/08/2005 Kosmo
    KUALA LUMPUR - Bank-bank komersial telah menyatakan persetujuan agar pinjaman perumahan dilaksanakan mengikut konsep bina rumah terlebih dahulu sebelum menjualnya kepada orang ramai.


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