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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.

Illegal gates divide a neighbourhood  05/08/2006 The Star
RAMPANT 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 NST
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 The Star
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 Harian Metro
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 11/08/2006 Berita Harian
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.

Unending problems for these condo folks 11/08/2006 The Star
RESIDENTS of Puncak Atheneum Condo in Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang are fed-up with the poor service provided by the company overseeing the maintenance of its facilities.

Nod for new urban policy 12/08/2006 The Star
MALACCA: The Cabinet has given its approval for a new policy to make urban development more efficient and systematic and to resolve the current lack of co-ordination among Federal, state and local governments.

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 12/08/2006 NST
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 12/08/2006 NST
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 urged 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' 18/08/2006 NST
Chang Kim Loong, Hon. Secretary-General, National House Buyers Association

Shoddy workmanship 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 Kosmo
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.

Don’t 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 association (RA).

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 26/08/2006 NST
WITH the Government allowing the 10:90 concept of housing delivery to run together with the Sell-Then-Build (STB) method, we at the National House Buyers Association (HBA) believe some changes to the housing law are necessary for the former to work.

Rules needed to compel payment 26/08/2006 NST By G. Umakanthan
NEW provisions are required under the Strata Titles Act, or perhaps a new law, to compel parcel owners in stratified properties to pay their maintenance fees and other dues, such as the sinking fund contribution and insurance premium. "We will have to work on this," said the director of the Strata Title Division at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Dr Azimuddin Bahari.

Helping out housebuyers 28/08/2006 The Star
“We’re like the watchdog in the housing industry, to obtain feedback and collect data/proposals for the betterment of the industry,” said HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong.

Strata titles still a problem 28/08/2006 The Star
BASED on National House Buyers Association (HBA) statistics, problems related to apartments and condominiums form almost 50% of complaints received by owners in 2005 and the bulk concerns the non-issuance of strata titles and management problems.

MC to pay RM18,000 compensation for cutting water supply of condo owner 29/08/2006 The Sun By Giam Say Khoon
KUALA LUMPUR: A management corporation (MC) was ordered by the Consumer Tribunal to pay RM18,000 compensation for depriving a condominium owner the use of piped water.

Taking their woes ‘to parliament’ 31/08/2006 The Star
After nine weeks of peaceful demonstrations to oppose the closure of a toll-free access road, Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents brought their predicament to the attention of Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang at the Parliament House on Tuesday.

Condo library a bid to promote reading 31/08/2006 The Star By Debbie Chan
TO SPREAD the message that reading is fun, the Riana Green and Tropicana Residents Association set up a new library in the compound of the Riana Green condominium.


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