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  1. Konsep 10:90 01/09/2005 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.

  2. Cabinet decide on 'build and sell' 01/09/2005 The Sun
    PUTRAJAYA: The decision on whether the housing industry could shift to the build-and-sell concept could only be taken by the cabinet and not the Housing and Local Government Ministry

  3. Nightmare for property managers 01/09/2005 The Sun
    SOME high-rise unit owners in Penang refuse to settle their monthly maintenance fees by giving the excuse that their grievances are not looked into, according to a property manager.

  4. HBA urged the government to protect house buyers from being cheated 03/09/2005
    Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian House Buyers' Association, (HBA), is asking the government to implement the build and sell concept as soon as possible to protect house buyers from being cheated by irresponsible housing developers.

  5. 10:90 ratio proposed for housing units  04/09/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: The National House Buyers Association (HBA) proposed that a 10:90 ratio be used if developers adopt the build-first-pay-later concept on residential units.

  6. HBA syor kaedah baru beli rumah 04/09/2005 Berita Minggu
    KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pembeli Rumah (HBA) menggesa kerajaan memansuhkan konsep pembelian rumah beli dan siap seperti yang wujud sekarang dan menggantikannya kepada konsep 10:90 iaitu pembeli membayar pendahuluan 10 peratus dan 90 peratus lagi selepas rumah siap. Naib Presiden HBA, Brigadier General (B) Datuk Goh Seng Toh berkata, kerajaan perlu meminda Akta Pemaju Perumahan 1972 yang lebih memihak kepada pemaju daripada pembeli.

  7. Cadangan jual rumah siap 04/09/2005 Harian Metro
    KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pembeli Rumah Kebangsaan (HBA)) mencadangkan kerajaan melaksanakan sistem 'Bina dan Jual 10:90' bagi mengatasi masalah pembeli ditipu pemaju hingga menyebabkan projek perumahan terbengkalai.

  8. Call to let lawyers keep deposit of house buyers 04/09/2005 Daily Express
    Kuala Lumpur: The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has suggested that the 10 per cent deposits made by house buyers should be kept by lawyers in a special account instead of being paid to developers.

  9. HBA kemuka cadangan baru 05/09/2005 kOSMO
    KUALA LUMPUR - Persatuan Kebangsaan Pembeli Rumah (HBA) mencadangkan supaya kerajaan melaksanakan sistem "Bina dan Jual 10:90" bagi mengatasi masalah pembeli ditipu pemaju sehingga menyebabkan projek perumahan terbengkalai.

  10. Compromise payment plan 05/09/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR. Sun.- Fed up with shoddy treatment by housing developers, house buyers have come up with a proposed payment system dubbed the "10-90" model.

  11. House buyers propose compromise payment plan 05/09/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR. Sun.- Fed up with shoddy treatment by housing developers, house buyers have come up with a proposed payment system dubbed the "10-90" model. Under it, developers will be able to lock in buyers by requiring them to pay a 10 per cent down payment on signing the sale and purchase agreement.

  12. Fulfil social obligations too, developers advised 05/09/2005 The Star
    DEVELOPERS should strive to fulfil their social obligations in all their projects besides trying to rake in profits.
    The advice came from the Regent of Pahang, Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who also said developers must ensure that their customers would be satisfied with their purchase.

  13. Regulating property management 05/09/2005 The Star  By S.C. Cheah

  14. Losing sleep over cracks 06/09/2005 The Star 
    HOUSEOWNER Loo Chee Seng was not prepared for the shock he got soon after moving into his new house in Taman Radzi, Klang, with his wife and three children.

  15. Insurance cover for abandoned projects 05/09/2005 The Sun 
    THE Real Estate and Housing Developers Association of Malaysia (Rehda) has proposed an insurance schema for developers, to cover the risk of their inability to complete projects.

  16. KK moves against illegal service apartments 08/09/2005 The Star
    Kota Kinabalu City Hall is clamping down on condominiums in the state capital that have been converted into service apartments illegally.

  17. Pemaju tak endah aduan rosak 09/09/2005 BH
    (Penghuni kesal bayaran penyelenggaraan RM300 sebulan tidak berbaloi kerana sikap pemaju yang lepas tangan) KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih 300 penghuni kondoinium mewah Gurney Height, Jalan Bukit Keramat meminta pemaju perumahan bertanggungjawab menyelenggara dan membaiki kerosakan kediaman sejak dialami hampir tiga tahun lalu.

  18. Bumis told to buy allocated units 10/09/2005 The Star 
    The bumiputra community is urged to take advantage of the many units of homes and shop lots offered specially to them, as unsold units will be released to other races.

  19. Exempt high-end properties 12/09/2005 NST By RICHARD TEO, Kota Baru

  20. Confusion over proposed amendment to Valuers Act 12/09/2005 The Star By S.C. Cheah

  21. Management denies fee cut offer 14/09/2005 MM 
    KUALA LUMPUR: DwiTasik Management Services Sdn Bhd, which manages the Cemara Apartments in Bandar Seri Permaisuri has never promised residents any reduction in monthly maintenance fees.

  22. Ministry to expedite contracts Act 14/09/2005 BT By Malcolm Rosario
    THE Works Ministry will fast track the development of the Construction Contracts Act for tabling in first Parliamentary sitting in 2006. "The Act is still at the development stage but I feel that there is an urgent need to get it implemented to ensure that the construction industry is properly regulated," Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said.

  23. Construction sector “extremely prone” to corruption 15/09/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: The construction sector is “extremely prone” to corruption and industry players say graft and bureaucracy are choking the multi-billion ringgit business. Political will is needed to fight this scourge, they told a forum here. “There are occurrences where people do pay to get a job, and it is a known fact that those who pay are afraid to report for fear of being blacklisted,” said Malay Contractors Association president Datuk Roslan Awang Chik.

  24. DPM: Revamp if claims are true 16/09/2005 The Star 
    KUANTAN: The Government’s tender system for construction projects may be revamped if allegations of widespread graft in the industry are true, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

  25. Developer: We have complied with all the rules 17/09/2005 MM 
    KUALA LUMPUR: The developer of a housing project at Jalan Wangsa 58 in Bukit Antarabangsa; Ulu Klang, says they have fully complied with the Selangor Government’s regulations on hillside development.

  26. Locations, discounts alone not enough  17/09/2005 NST
    Location, discounts and low financing rates are not the only factors that attract Malay house buyers to purchase units they decide on based on what transpired during the Bumiputera Property Exhibition 2005 Kuala Lumpur held last weekend.

  27. Housebuyers deserve more 18/09/2005 The Star
    PUTRAJAYA: Developers have been urged to treat housebuyers not only as end-users but also as partners in their business, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.

  28. Cukai atasi lebihan rumah 19/09/2005 Utusan 
    KUALA LUMPUR 18 Sept. - Kerajaan dijangka mampu menangani masalah perumahan kos sederhana tidak terjual yang bernilai berbilion ringgit jika kadar cukai pendapatan individu diturunkan dalam Bajet 2006.

  29. Still not paid for late delivery compensation 19/09/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR-Owners of Daisy Apartment in Subang Perdana at Shah Alam, Selangor, not only had to wait three years for late delivery of their units, they had to wait for almost another year for compensation from the developer.

  30. Developer slow to compensate 19/09/2005 NST
    SHAH ALAM, Sun. - They were awarded compensation for late delivery of their apartments, but 400 buyers of units in Daisy Apartments in Taman Subang Perdana are still waiting for the developer to pay up.

  31. Surveyors tick off opposing group 19/09/2005 The Star By S.C. Cheah
    THE Institution of Surveyors Malaysia's (ISM) property consultancy and valuation surveying section and the Association of Valuers and Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia (PEPS) have hit out at the groups opposing the amendment to the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981 (Act).

  32. Defiant Tawau developers fence up area 19/09/2005 Daily Express
    Tawau: The developers, who have been asked to stop their project to develop the open space at Sabindo here by the State Cabinet, have fenced up the area. A check by Daily Express Sunday saw the defiant developers also carrying out piling works.

  33. No more blackouts, residents assured 20/09/2005 MM
    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has promised residents of Sri Petaling, Salak South Garden, Kampung Malaysia and Taman Sri Endah that their nightmare of frequent power failures will soon be over.

  34. People living beside highways not unusual 20/09/2005 MM 
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 Despite the Works Ministry’s reluctance to realign the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya elevated highway, a group of residents are determined to press ahead with their plans.

  35. Ministry close to finalising building concept 21/09/2005 BT
    THE Housing and Local Government Ministry is close to finalising a proposal for the build-and-sell concept, to be adopted by the housing industry, and this will be tabled to the Cabinet soon. "We are close to a proposal for the Cabinet to decide," Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting told reporters after launching ING Insurance Bhds home loan product in Damansara yesterday.

  36. A 10-90 system will be fair to house buyers and developers 21/09/2005 The Star
    BRIG-GEN (R) DATUK GOH SENG TOH, Vice-President, National House Buyers Association, Kuala Lumpur.

  37. Government to study 10:90 concept  21/09/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: The proposal for housing developers to “build first, sell later” will be forwarded to the Cabinet soon. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said developers have been resisting the concept but housebuyers were all for it.

  38. Please help revive this project 21/09/2005 NST By SWW, Ipoh
    MY wife bought an apartment under the Lagun Perdana project near Bandar Sunway, developed by a subsidiary of a public-listed company. Though it is nearly five years from the date of the sale and purchase agreement, we have yet to obtain the keys.

  39. Pemaju curi air 21/09/2005 HM
    AMPANG: Penghuni Kondominium Pam Villa, Taman Cempaka, di sini, mendakwa mengalami kerugian beribu-ribu ringgit berikutan kegiatan mencuri air oleh pemaju kondominium itu sejak lima tahun lalu. Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk kondominium itu, Aloysius Yuen, berkata akibat perbuatan tidak bertanggungjawab itu, penghuni terpaksa membayar bil air tinggi kira-kira RM100 hingga RM200 setiap dua bulan

  40. Isu rumah terbengkalai tidak berkesudahan 28/09/2005 Berita Harian By NORWANI AHMAT, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
    AMPAKNYA kes rumah terbengkalai masih berterusan dan tidak tahu bila akan selesai kerana tiadanya penyelesaian yang kukuh diambil. Saya melihat ramai individu yang tertindas dalam isu rumah terbengkalai ini.

  41. Janji demi janji, kunci belum dapat  22/09/2005 Harian Metro By Yang Berharap, Keramat Wangsa, Kuala Lumpur.

  42. Bind contractors, builders with ethics  22/09/2005 The Sun Tan Seng Giaw, DAP deputy chairman

  43. RM283 a month for nothing! 22/09/2005 MM
    AMPANG: Penghuni Kondominium Pam Villa, Taman Cempaka, di sini, mendakwa mengalami kerugian beribu-ribu ringgit berikutan kegiatan mencuri air oleh pemaju kondominium itu sejak lima tahun lalu. Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk kondominium itu, Aloysius Yuen, berkata akibat perbuatan tidak bertanggungjawab itu, penghuni terpaksa membayar bil air tinggi kira-kira RM100 hingga RM200 setiap dua bulan

  44. ACA can track money that changes hands in contracts 22/09/2005 The SUN By Koon Yew Yin
    I AM a 72-year-old chartered civil engineer and was one of the founders of IJM Corp Bhd. I was secretary-general of Master Builders Malaysia for nine years and a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Sirim. I am free from any business now and have time to do things I like

  45. Paperless submissions in the works 22/9/2005 The Star
    APPLICANTS of building and renovation plans will be able to submit paperless applications to City Hall by the end of the year. A City Hall delegation, led by Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan, visited New Zealand and Australia in June to see how the local authorities of Auckland and Melbourne use the digital submission method to improve their delivery system.

  46. Water supply cut by condo management 23/09/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23:The Menara Duta 2 condominium in Segambut was in the news again yesterday. This time, its residents returned home to find their water supply disconnected by the condominium management about 4pm.

  47. Pemaju janji bayar segera pampasan 23/09/2005 KOSMO
    SUBANG JAYA - Kira-kira 500 pembeli rumah di projek Pangsapuri Daisy, Taman Subang Perdana di sini boleh menarik nafas lega kerana masalah pampasan daripada kelewatan pemaju menyiapkan projek berkenaan telah mendapat perhatian kerajaan negeri.

  48. Konsep bina dan jual naikkan harga rumah 24/09/2005 UTUSAN
    KUALA LUMPUR 23 Sept. - Harga rumah dijangka naik antara 30 dan 50 peratus manakala bekalan rumah akan menurun 60 peratus jika kerajaan membuat keputusan untuk menjadikan konsep bina dan jual sebagai mandatori, kata Presiden Persatuan Pemaju Hartanah dan Perumahan (REHDA), Datuk Jeffery Ng hari ini.

  49. Konsep bina dan jual atasi perumahan terbengkalai diteliti 24/09/2005 UTUSAN
    KUALA LUMPUR 23 Sept. - Kerajaan akan meneliti pandangan semua pihak mengenai konsep bina dan jual untuk sektor perumahan sama ada patut dilaksanakan di negara ini atau sebaliknya sebagai langkah berkesan mengatasi masalah projek terbengkalai.

  50. Ministry wants written, firm opinion on concept 24/09/2005 NST
    THE Housing and Local Government Ministry wants the various industry players to give a written and firm opinion on the proposed build-then-sell concept.

  51. Ong: Cabinet wants written feedback 24/09/2005 MM 
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Bernama) -The Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting want all parties involved in the housing development industry to give the ministry their "firm opinion" on the Build and Sale Concept.

  52. Build-and-sell pledges sought 24/09/2005 The Star 
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Government wants the various sectors involved in the housing industry to state what they are willing to commit to, should the “build first, sell later” concept of housing development be implemented.

  53. Don't make build-then-sell system compulsory: Rehda 24/09/2005 NST
    THE Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda) said while it is not against the proposed build-then-sell system, it hopes the Government will not make the concept compulsory.

  54. Abolish or amend obsolete housing policies 24/09/2005 NST
    WHEN policies formulated and implemented many years ago no longer hold relevance in today's society, the Government should either abolish or amend them to suit the current circumstances. When the policy of requiring developers to provide five to 10 per cent discounts to Bumiputera house buyers was introduced, it was intended to increase house ownership among the community.

  55. Pledge to drop outdated rules  24/09/2005 NST-PROP
    Policies, rules and regulations governing the housing industry that are duplicative, outdated and unnecessary will be done away with, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

  56. Residents living on the edge 25/09/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24: At the rate cracks are appearing on the walls, Awalliyah Abdul Jalil is afraid her house will soon fall apart. Three weeks ago, the 45-year-old housewife noticed deep cracks in the back room of her double-storey link house in Bandar Baru Sri Petaling. The cracks then spread to the kitchen and living room walls.

  57. To sell-and-build or build-and-sell? 25/09/2005 The Star By Roger Tan
    WHEN Malaysia should adopt the “build-then-sell” (BTS) concept seems to be a hot issue these days among housing industry players, especially after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said in 2004 that we should look into the feasibility of adopting it.

  58. Building on quality 25/09/2005 NST By Editorial
    Last year, the Prime Minister suggested that the entire industry be renovated from the ground up on the basis of building first and selling after. Conceding that too much uncertainty could bring housing construction to a halt, the Housebuyers Association earlier this month proposed a "10-90" formula in which the bulk of the payment for house purchases would only be made upon satisfactory completion of the properties.

  59. Seven bodies voice concerns over move 26/09/2005 The Star By S.C. Cheah
    WHY are the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (Board) and the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) so adamant in pushing for the proposed amendment to the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981 (Act)?

  60. Property sector needs right perks  27/09/2005 The Star
    THE attractiveness of property as an investment tool has the potential to be further harnessed if the right incentives are offered to property buyers and investors, said industry players.

  61. Build-and-sell proposal poses too many hazards to succeed 28/09/2005 The Star by RICHARD TEO, Kota Baru.
    Obviously the house buyer has zero risk and the bulk if not the total risk factor is borne by the developer. From the very beginning the developer will have to use his own or borrowed funds to finance the project.

  62. Builders have to adjust to meet public expectations 28/09/2005 The Star By V.K. CHIN
    THE very mention of the build-and-sell concept is enough to send a shiver down the spine of the property sector. This is a policy quite alien to the local industry, which has been allowed to sell units before starting construction.

  63. ‘Check on status before buying land to build homes’ 28/09/2005 The Star
    BE cautious when buying individual lots to build homes. Selangor Land and Mines Department director Zoal Azha Yusof said there were incidences of owners dividing their land and selling the property as individual lots without adhering to the provisions enshrined in the National Land Code 1965.

  64. TNB perjelas aduan pengguna 28/09/2005 BH By MOHAMMAD MOKHTAR ALI Pengurus Besar Negeri Johor, Bahagian Pembahagian TNB.

  65. Should we adopt a 'Build-and-Sell Homes' plan: Yes, it will be good for buyers 29/09/2005 NST  By YIN EE KIONG, Penang
    Whose interests does it represent? In a toss-up between the vested interests of developers and those of ordinary Malaysian house buyers, surely the latter should take precedence.

  66. Interest of housebuyers must be firmly protected 28/09/2005 The Star By DATUK SERI YUEN YUET LENG,Ampang.

  67. Isu rumah terbengkalai tidak berkesudahan 28/09/2005 Berita Harian By NORWANI AHMAT, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

  68. 'Build-then-sell can exist side by side with sell-then-build' 29/09/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: When addressing the 1,300-strong crowd at the International Real Estate Federation (Fiabci) Malaysia Property Awards 2005 gala dinner on Tuesday, Fiabci Malaysian Chapter president Datuk Teo Chiang Kok took the opportunity to offer his thoughts on the build-then-sell issue.

  69. Developers still waiting on CCC implementation 29/09/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: With just a little more than two months to go before the certification of completion of construction (CCC) works is implemented, developers are still awaiting word or confirmation from the government over the matter.

  70. Low-cost units in bad shape 30/09/2005 The Star
    NIBONG TEBAL:Almost 80% of some 50,000 state-built low-cost housing units in Penang are in a bad shape and need urgent repairs.

  71. Bayar RM30 elak kerugian  30/09/2005 BH
    SHAH ALAM: Hanya dengan membayar RM30, bakal pembeli tanah lot banglo atau kilang boleh mengelak daripada kerugian akibat tindakan tidak bertanggungjawab pemaju. Bayaran itu dikenakan Pejabat Tanah dan Galian (PTG) Selangor kepada bakal pembeli lot tanah banglo dan kilang yang mahu menyemak status tanah bagi mengelak membeli tanah yang belum dipecahkan kepada lot individu.

  72. Pemaju bakal hilang projek 30/09/2005 BH  
    MELAKA: Kerajaan negeri memutuskan untuk mengambil alih pembangunan Dataran Pahlawan jika pemajunya gagal menunjukkan sebarang perkembangan positif projek sehingga akhir bulan depan. Ketua Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, berkata pihaknya tidak akan teragak-agak mengeluarkan surat pembatalan projek kepada pemaju terbabit yang kini hanya mampu menyiapkan kira-kira 40 peratus

  73. Housebuyers have been taken for a ride for too long 30/9/2005 The Star By Norman Fris, Penang

  74. Proposal won’t hurt developers much 30/09/2005 The Star By Tired Consumer, Rawang

  75. Rehda calls for win-win approach 30/09/2005 The Sun
    THE build-then-sell method should not be made mandatory, but could coexist with the present sell-then-build method, says Datuk Jeffrey Ng, president of the Real Estate & Housing Developers' Association (Rehda) Malaysia.


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