Long wait for strata titles
01/08/2006 NST By K.S, Kuala Lumpur
I AM one of the 456 owners living in the Heritage Condominium in Jalan
Pahang. The developer, Safety Development Corporation Sdn Bhd, went into
liquidation in November 2003 and the official assignee took over the
management of the condominium until February when the High Court appointed
HLB Ler Lum to be the official liquidator.
Lagi-lagi rumah terbengkalai 03/08/2006 Kosmo
AMPANG – Isu projek perumahan terbengkalai yang sering
berlaku di kabanyakan tempat bagaikan tidak habis-habis.
Ia seolah-olah menjadi perkara biasa yang dianggap remeh sesetengah pihak
yang sepatutnya bertindak segera melakukan sesuatu daripada menjadi projek
‘gajah putih’ yang terabai.
crime has left residents of Taman Tan Sri Lee Yan Lian, Section 17, Petaling
Jaya, in a quandary.
Faced with constant robberies and snatch thefts, a group of residents,
registered as Taman Lee Yan Lian Section 17 Residents Association, have
taken matters into their own hands by gating a section of their
neighbourhood, stationing a guard post as well as hiring patrol guards.
No such thing as a risk-free business 05/08/2006
WE refer to the opinion of Datuk Eddy Chen, the most
recent past president of the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association
(Rehda) and a trustee of the Rehda Institute, published in last week's
Viewpoint column (NST-Property, July 29, 2006).
National Slope Master Plan
Ready In 2008 - Samy Vellu
07/08/2006 KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama)
-- The National Slope Master Plan, outlining policies and objectives, to
guide future management of slopes to meet the demands of development, is
expected to be released in March 2008.
Bantah pengurusan 08/08/2006
Kuala Lumpur: Ratusan
penghuni Kondominium Desa View Tower, Taman Malawati, di sini, terpaksa
berkumpul di depan pintu masuk bagi menghalang pengurusan kondominium
daripada mengambil alih kawasan terbabit.
Panel to tackle quit rent
08/08/2006 The Star
A SPECIAL committee has been set up to look into complaints by the Ke-dah
Chinese Assembly Hall (KCAH) over the new quit rent issue.
Claims do need greater backing 10/08/2006 NST By Ler Cheng Chye
I REFER to the complaint by K.S. of Kuala Lumpur ("Long
wait for strata title" - NST, Aug 1). Although I was appointed the
liquidator following an order of the High Court on Feb 24, in place of the
Official Receiver, my appointment became effective only on April 28 after
the court order was received.
Rumah retak, pembeli gelisah
Penduduk Taman Rawang
Perdana 2 kecewa pemaju tidak endah aduan RAWANG: Kediaman yang selesa
memang menjadi idaman setiap orang. Manakan tidak, sebagai tempat berteduh
ia menjadi ruang untuk seisi keluarga berehat dan berkumpul.
Selangor's stratified struggle
12/08/2006 NST By G. Umakanthan
THE Selangor State Governement is irked. It's been more than a year since it
pioneered the establishment of "Pre-Management Corporations" or Pre-MCs to
manage the State's stratified projects but till to date, it can only boast
of one functioning body - that of an apartment project in Subang Jaya's USJ1
locale. Why the slow movement, despite all the encouragement provided by the
State housing authority, the Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor (LPHS)?
End the suffering now
I REFER to the story titled "No such thing as a risk-free business"
published in your Viewpoint column last week (NSTProperty, Aug 5, 2006).
The old adage "No risk, no gain" is as true today as it was in the past.
10:90 isn't a Build-Then-Sell system
SINCE the Government
introduced the 10:90 concept for housing delivery, there have been mountains
of news referring to it as a Build-Then-Sell (BTS) system. But they've all
got it wrong.
Pahang to act against
developers who fail to deliver on time 14/08/2006 The Star
“We have ways and means to
address these problems against errant developers including blacklisting them
in future projects,” he said after meeting about 150 owners of an abandoned
low cost housing project in Luit near here recently.
PM Wants Developers To Use IBS
To Speed Up Public Housing Projects 15/08/2006 The Star
JOHOR BAHARU, Aug 15 (Bernama)
-- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Tuesday called on public housing project
developers to adopt the "Industrial Building System" (IBS) to ensure that
these projects are completed on time and the houses delivered to the buyers
as soon as possible.
Township residents fume over access road closure 15/08/2006 The Star
POLICE had to step in and
disperse a large crowd that gathered at the main entrance to the Bandar
Mahkota Cheras township to stage yet another protest against the closure of
the township’s toll-free access road.
Rectify errors, Kedah
15/08/2006 The Star
SEVERAL community-based organisations have called on the Kedah Government
to rectify the mistakes made in the recent quit rent review.
Let buyers decide 17/08/2006 NST By Lim Chin Law
OF late, momentum has increased to put into effect the build-then-sell
system of housing, as opposed to the current sell-then-build concept. Over
the past few decades, tens of thousands of house buyers had to bear
financial hardship as a result of abandoned projects, though the Real
Estate and Housing Developers Association claims only two per cent of
housing projects come under this category.
Four children perish in fire 'Papa, papa, help me...'
17/08/2006 NST By Tan Choe Choe
MALACCA: Lim Kok Seng could only scream in anguish yesterday on hearing
the pitiful cries of his three children and their young aunt trapped in
their burning house at Kampung Bandar Hilir.
Developers, consultants liable for damages - DID
17/08/2006 Daily Express
Kota Kinabalu: Developers and their consultants will be held fully
responsible for any third party claims on damaged properties due to flaws
in their drainage, erosion and sediment control systems' design that they
submit to the local authorities.
Be tough with 'rouges'
Chang Kim Loong, Hon. Secretary-General,
National House Buyers Association
19/08/2006 By CAP
You thought you were lucky when your housing project was not abandoned. You
thought that you were also lucky when the house was finished on time.
Protection for house buyers
19/08/2006 By CAP
WE have advised you on your rights should you end up with a defective house.
Sudah 20 tahun terbengkalai 20/08/2006
Kajang - Jika penhujung ke
Taman Padang Tembak, Sungai Kantan dekat sini sakit mata mellihat belukar
yang 'merajai' empat blok rumah terbengkali di situ, apatah lagi bagi mereka
yang menetap di kawasan berhampiran.
Dangers at the deep end 21/08/2006 The Star
House Buyers Association
secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said parents must be responsible for their
children’s safety at swimming pools in condominiums.
Buildings Commission proposed
for property management
23/08/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Poor
property management can be overcome with the setting up of a Buildings
Commission, according to property developers and owners.
let those who pay suffer
24/08/2006 The Star
CONSUMERS who pay their bills regularly should not
suffer water cuts because others staying in the same high-rise block have
defaulted in their payment.
A special insurance
coverage 24/08/2006 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
SOME 470 households in Bandar Puteri 8 Puchong received burglary insurance
of RM10,000 each recently to ensure protection for their homes and
household contents. The insurance policy was made possible to the
contributing households who are members of Bandar Puteri 8 residents
Government steps in to revive
abandoned project in Johor 25/08/2006 The Star
JOHOR BARU: After nine
years of anxious waiting, the 1,000 over house buyers in the Taman Desa
Rakyat Perdana project in Masai near here heaved a sigh of relief last week
when no less than the Prime Minister came to hand over the mock key
signifying their houses were ready.
Time for a code of practice 25/08/2006 NST PROP
Not so long ago, we commemorated the Highlands Tower disaster. Soon
after the tragedy occurred 12 years ago,
Making 10:90 work