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  1. Legal aid for buyers of abandoned projects 01/12/2005 The Star 
    SHAH ALAM: The state government has formed a legal aid panel to give free advice to 18,000 housebuyers affected by abandoned projects in Selangor. “The panel, under the Selangor Housing and Property Board, will give free advice to those earning RM5,000 and below a month,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

  2. 50 projek terbengkalai 01/12/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Sebanyak 50 projek terbengkalai dilaporkan di seluruh Negeri Sembilan dengan 90 peratus daripadanya membabitkan pembinaan taman perumahan yang sesetengahnya terbiar sejak lebih 15 tahun lalu.
    Lima adalah projek komersial, iaitu hotel di Jalan Tuanku Antah, kompleks pejabat di Jalan Tunku Munawir, dua kompleks beli-belah di Jalan Datuk Bandar Tunggal dan Kemayan Square serta sebuah hotel di Jalan Sungai Ujong.

  3. IJM, K Euro to seal share deal in 2006 01/12/2005 The Star
    IJM Corp Bhd and the vendors of Kumpulan Europlus Bhd (K Euro) have agreed to extend by three months the completion date of IJM’s proposed acquisition of 25% of K Euro shares to Feb 28 next year.

  4. Seven developments put on hold 01/12/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seven proposed serviced apartment developments in the city have been put on hold following the Cabinet's recent directive to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to impose a temporary freeze on the property type.

  5. No new projects for errant developers 01/12/2005 Malay Mail
    SHAH ALAM: Developers in Selangor will not be allowed to carry out other development projects in the State if the present ones are abandoned.

  6. Quit rent to go up by 10pc in Selangor 01/12/2005 NST 
    SHAH ALAM: Quit rent will increase by 10 per cent for all properties in Selangor from Jan 1. The rates vary among the nine districts in the State, with property owners now paying between RM33 and RM150 per square metre. It will go up from RM36 to RM165 per square metre under the new rates.

  7. Pembeli rumah terbengkalai dibantu 01/12/2005 Kosmo
    SHAH ALAM - Pembeli rumah terbengkalai di seluruh Selangor yang berpendapatan kurang dari RM5,000 sebulan kini boleh menuntut hak mereka melalui satu jawatankuasa khas yang dianggotai sekumpulan panel peguam yang dibiayai Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor (LPHS).

  8. Rep: Housebuyers need to move in 02/12/2005 The Star
    MALACCA: The state government has given the developer of Taman Seri Bertam and its financier 10 days to settle their differences. This has caused a delay in the issuance of the Certificate of Fitness (CF) for the second phase of the project.

  9. 21,340 pembeli rumah dibantu 02/12/2005 BH
    SHAH ALAM: Kerajaan negeri menubuhkan satu panel peguam bagi membantu seramai 21,340 pembeli premis perumahan termasuk rumah kos rendah yang projeknya terbengkalai.

  10. Buyers, builders argue over housing patterns 03/12/2005 NST-PROP
    PROPERTY developers have been resisting the build-and-sell concept for the housing industry. While their concerns are not without basis, the system may well solve a host of housing woes, writes CHOW KUM HOR.

  11. What house buyers need to know 03/12/2005 NST-PROP
    Here's an event that those intending to buy a house or have already bought one off a developer's colourful brochures should not miss: The "House Buyers' Protection Seminar' that is being organised by National House Buyers Association Malaysia (HBA).

  12. Buying a house that's just a plan is 'insane' 03/12/2005 NST-PROP By Radha Vendasalam, Kuala Lumpur
    I blame all this on pure greed. When these people get their fingers burnt, they'll run a and form a mile-long queue at the National House Buyers Association.

  13. Taman Sri Bertam fasa dua boleh diduduki hujung tahun 03/12/2005 BH
    Melaka: Kerajaan negeri memberi jaminan pembeli 107 unit rumah teres setingkat fasa dua Taman Seri Bertam, dekat sini, boleh mendiami rumah masing-masing selewatnya menjelang 31 Disember ini.

  14. Cracked pillar forces 300 from flats 05/12/2005 The Star 
    JOHOR BARU: The pillar of a four-storey low-cost flats in Skudai cracked, forcing some 300 dwellers to be evacuated. A resident of Block 4 of the Taman Jaya flats, Atin Entoi, 48, said he felt the floor moving at 10.30pm on Saturday and thought there was an earthquake.

  15. Property stocks in consolidation mode 05/12/2005  The Star
    THE general consensus among property consultants and analysts are that property stocks on Bursa Malaysia are either fairly valued or slightly over-valued compared with those in other countries in the region, based on their growth prospects and earnings per share.

  16. Wong raps PDC over housing woes 07/12/2005 The Star  
    THE Penang Development Corporation (PDC) came under fire over its deplorable blocks of flats in Bayan Baru.
    Wong Mun Hoe (BN-Pantai Jerejak) said PDC had shirked its responsibility when it came to the management of the blocks which were mostly located at Jalan Tengah, Bandar Bayan Baru and Jalan Mahsuri and built in the mid-70s.

  17. City Hall must clarify 08/12/2005 NST RICHARD TEO Kota Baru

  18. Sabah State Assembly Passes Housing Tribunal Bill 09/12/2005 Bernama
    KOTA KINABALU, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Legislative Assembly Friday passed the Housing (Control and Licensing of Developers) Enactment (Amendment) 2005, which among others will facilitate the setting up of a tribunal for house purchasers claims.

  19. Help us stay competitive, say industry bodies 10/12/2005 NST
    Three industry associations have in a joint memorandum highlighted the difficulties they face in six specific areas and have called on the Government to "value our role" in stimulating and maintaining the nation's economic growth.

  20. MPS tunggu laporan projek terbengkalai sebelum bertindak 10/12/2005 Kosmo
    KUALA LUMPUR - Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) masih menunggu laporan lengkap mengenai bangunan terbengkalai di persimpangan Jalan 1, Off Jalan Besar di Pekan Selayang yang diibaratkan bagai retak menunggu belah.

  21. Scant attention paid to town planning 12/12/2005 NST  R.W Rawang

  22. Pipe replacement work on schedule 13/12/2005 The Star  
    THE FIRST phase of the water pipe replacement programme in the most critical areas of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya is on schedule, said Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) CEO Ruslan Hassan.

  23. Builders don't have it easy 14/12/2005  NST S.S.CHEN Kajang

  24. Dream house becomes nightmare 14/12/2005 The Star
    WHEN teacher Ramali Buyong bought a unit at Eden Park in Pusing, near Batu Gajah, Perak, he thought it was his dream house. Ramali, 50, and his 48-year-old wife Aurul Aini Abdul Latif, from Ipoh, were particularly attracted to the design of the house in the area now called Taman Medan Pusing.

  25. Sabah low-cost homes may cost more soon 14/12/2005 Daily Express Sabah
    Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Housing and Town Development Authority (SHTDA) has been urged to study the possibility of raising the current price of low-cost housing in the State. Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor said at the current price of between RM36,000 and RM42,000 no developer would be interested to take up the offer to build such houses.

  26. Defective workmanship, late delivery top grouse list 14/12/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: Defective workmanship and late delivery of housing units topped the list of complaints received in 2000-05 by the monitoring and enforcement division of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

  27. City Hall hears residents protests 15/12/2005 The Star
    CITY HALL will make a decision on a proposed apartment project at Jalan Gallagher, Taman Duta, within three weeks. The town planning committee, chaired by Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan, will approve or reject Bandar Raya Development Bhd's application to increase the density from 10 people per acre to 84 people per acre and build 13 blocks of five-storey apartments.

  28. Residents irked by high rates 15/12/2005 The Star
    TAMAN Bukit Segar Jaya Phase Two residents are urged to collectively voice their objections to the high assessment rates levied on them. Pandan MP Datuk Ong Tee Keat said residents should write down their objections collectively, before he could forward their appeals to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) and state government.

  29. Still paying for unfinished job 16/12/2005 The Sun By Victim of Abandoned Project, Petaling Jaya

  30. MPSJ promises to study residents' views 16/12/2005 Malay Mail
    SUBANG JAYA, Dec 16: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has promised residents of Taman Saujana and Taman Lestari Putra in Puchong that their protest against the proposed building of a cemetery and a crematorium in their area will be looked into.

  31. 'Buat aduan polis jika pemaju mungkir janji' 16/12/2005 BH
    PETALING JAYA: Penduduk Kota Damansara diminta bersama-sama memantau projek pembinaan yang bakal dibangunkan di kawasan seluas empat hektar di sekitar tasik berhampiran yang sebelum ini menjadi kawasan tadahan hujan di kawasan itu.

  32. Pembeli kondo kumpul petisyen 16/12/2005 Berita Harian
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pembeli Blok C Kondominium Sri Angsana Hilir, Ampang, dekat sini akan menghantar surat rasmi kepada Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) bagi menyelesaikan masalah ‘waran tahan’ berikutan kegagalan membayar cukai pintu kepada pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) itu.

  33. Lebih 500 pemaju berwibawa 19/12/2005 BH
    SHAH ALAM: Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor (LPHS) mengenal pasti 70 peratus atau kira-kira 560 daripada 800 pemaju perumahan di negeri itu sebagai berwibawa. Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad, berkata pihaknya sedia memberi nasihat kepada bakal pembeli berdasarkan maklumat lengkap mengenai prestasi pemaju terbabit.

  34. Letup batu, dinding retak 19/12/2005 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih 1,000 penduduk di sekitar Bukit Permai, di sini, bimbang dengan kegiatan meletupkan batu berhampiran kawasan perumahan mereka sehingga menyebabkan dinding di beberapa rumah mengalami keretakan sehingga sebesar syiling lima puluh sen.

  35. Projek terbengkalai 20 tahun dibaik pulih 16/12/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN:Penantian 430 pembeli rumah Taman Sri Pelangi Sikamat, dekat sini untuk mendiami rumah yang dibeli sejak lebih 20 tahun lalu bakal berakhir apabila projek terbengkalai dipulihkan tidak lama lagi.

  36. A grave matter for housebuyers 20/12/2005 The Star  By FRUSTRATED HOUSEOWNER, Shah Alam.

  37. Pemaju jual syarikat untuk elak bayar pampasan 20/12/2005 HM By PEMBELI KECEWA Seksyen U3, Shah Alam

  38. Sober outlook for strata units 20/12/2005 The Sun
    KUALA LUMPUR: A bullish property market next year will be reined in by growing concern over the surplus supply of condominiums/apartments, according to the latest CEO Opinion Survey on the 2006 Property Sector by CH Williams Talhar & Wong Sdn Bhd (WTW).

  39. Cracks in Bkt Sentosa homes worry residents 20/12/2005 Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: Occupants in some 500 houses in the housing estate at Jalan Anggerik 4D Bukit Sentosa Rawang are living in fear of their houses collapsing with more cracks appearing.

  40. 47 pembeli rumah tergendala hilang sabar 21/12/2005 BH
    AMPANG: Seramai 47 pembeli rumah di Taman Kencana Fasa 3, di sini terus menaruh harapan untuk menduduki rumah mereka yang terbengkalai walaupun dibeli lebih 10 tahun lalu.

  41. Bajet 2006: Cukai pintu DBKL kekal 22/12/2205 Utusan
    KUALA LUMPUR 21 Dis. - Warga kota boleh menarik nafas lega apabila Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) tidak bercadang menaikkan kadar cukai pintu 2006.

  42. No sign of dream house 22/12/2005 Malay Mail
    ADZHAR is fed up of waiting for her bungalow to be built in Bukit Impian, U10 Shah Alam. She booked her dream house from the developer, Intelligent Mission Sdn Bhd, and has been servicing her loan since 2002.

  43. Tiada kebenaran jalankan aktiviti letupan - MPAJ 22/12/2205 Kosmo
    KUALA LUMPUR - Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) menegaskan tidak pernah memberi sebarang kebenaran kepada syarikat pemaju, Supreme Precious Soo. Bhd. untuk menjalankan aktiviti letupan bagi tujuan pembangunan perumahan.

  44. Mendapan hantui Bukit Sentosa 22/12/2005 BH
    BUKIT BERUNTUNG: Kejadian rumah retak yang dialami kira-kira 500 penduduk Bukit Sentosa sejak lima tahun lalu belum ditangani dan terus menghantui serta menjejaskan kehidupan seharian mereka.

  45. MPAJ jamin pemaju baiki rumah retak 23/12/2005 BH
    AMPANG: Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) memberi jaminan kepada pemilik kediaman Taman Bukit Permai yang mengadu keretakan struktur kediaman kononnya berpunca daripada kerja letupan kuari berdekatan akan dibaik pulih sepenuhnya oleh pemaju.

  46. Help for buyers of abandoned houses 24/12/2005 NST
    BUYERS of houses in projects that are subsequently abandoned can now seek help from a special panel of lawyers set up by the Selangor Housing and Real Estate Board. However, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Khir Toyo said, only house buyers who earn below RM5,000 a month will be eligible to seek help from the panel.

  47. Ceiling leak turns into costly legal battle
    28/12/2005 The Star
    THE three men stood in the kitchen, eyes trained on sheets of newspaper laid out on the floor, counting the drops of water falling incessantly from the ceiling.

  48. CF sementara tamat tempoh 28/12/2005 BH
    SERI KEMBANGAN: Penduduk Taman Lestari Perdana di sini, bukan saja tertekan dan kecewa kerana tidak memperoleh sijil layak menduduki (CF) tetapi juga terpaksa menikmati kemudahan infrastruktur yang tidak sempurna sejak bertahun-tahun.

  49. Penduduk terkejut cukai pintu tinggi 29/12/2005 Utusan
    CHERAS 28 Dis. ­Penduduk Taman Bukit Segar Jaya, di sini terkejut kerana dikenakan cukai pintu yang tinggi meskipun belum setahun mendiami kawasan itu, berbanding dengan perumahan berdekatan.

  50. Pembeli pangsapuri rayu segerakan CF 29/12/2005 Kosmo
    PUTRAJAYA - Isu kelewatan pemberian Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) bukan cerita baru! Walaupun banyak kes telah disiarkan di media cetak dan elektronik, isu itu terus 'membelenggu' pembeli rumah termasuk penghuni Pangsapuri Putra Damai, Presint 11 di sini.

  51. Mana rumah kami? (Setinggan kesal tindakan pemaju, MPAJ)  31/12/2005 HM
    HULU KLANG: “Kami akan pindah hanya jika penempatan baru siap dibina,” itulah luahan penduduk setinggan Kampung Fajar, di sini, yang tidak berpuas hati dengan tindakan Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) merobohkan rumah mereka tanpa menyiapkan penempatan baru terlebih dulu.

  52. More takeovers, revivals of shopping complexes 31/12/2005 BT
    MALAYSIA can expect to see more takeovers, revival and rejuvenation of the shopping complexes in 2006 as retail property prices remain attractive. Foreign interests from Singapore, Europe and Australia are expected to continue in existing malls while local investors are looking at reviving abandoned projects.

  53. CF hanya diberi ikut perjanjian 31/12/2005 Kosmo
    KUALA LUMPUR - Pembinaan Pangsapuri Putra Damai yang telah siap beberapa bulan lalu bukan penentu Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) bagi projek itu dapat dikeluarkan segera.


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