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Water to cost more 01/11/2006  The Star
SHAH ALAM:  From today consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will pay more for water.

Increase to hinge on next month’s water bill 01/11/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Businessmen involved in industries that use lots of water will wait for next month's water bill before deciding whether or not to raise prices.

High rates until flats get own meters 01/11/2006 The Star
SHAH ALAM: Those living in high-rise residential units and quarters provided by government agencies and estates will continue to pay commercial rates for their water until they get individual meters for their units.

Bitter taste in the mouth for consumers 02/11/2006 The Star HAMDAN IBRAHIM, Kuala Lumpur.
THE increase in water tariff does leave a bitter taste in the mouth of the consumers in this country, “Pay more for water” (The Star, Nov 1).

Buying homes: The importance of house keys 02/11/2006 The Star SM MOHAMED IDRIS, President Consumers Association of Penang
ACCORDING to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the legal term "handing over vacant posession" in the standard sale and purchase agreement means handing over the house keys to the purchaser.

Syabas ironing out water rates kinks  02/11/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Syabas is finalising guidelines that would enable those living in high-rise residential units and government quarters and estates to enjoy lower water tariffs.

25 penghuni pangsapuri tinggal sehelai sepinggang 03/11/2006  Utusan Malaysia
SHAH ALAM 2 Nov. – Sebanyak 25 penghuni tinggal sehelai sepinggang apabila tujuh unit kediaman mereka yang terletak di tingkat 5, pangsapuri blok 4, Jalan Kancil, Seksyen 20 di sini musnah dalam kebakaran hari ini.

Need for an ombudsman system 03/11/2006 The Star By VICTOR TAN, Subang Jaya.
I AM bored with all the negative reports I read about local councils and government agencies daily. Every week there seems to be a new revelation about corruption, bureaucratic delays and clear ineptitude among public officials.

RM125m for Syabas to replace old water pipes 04/11/2006 The Star
CYBERJAYA: Water concessionaire Syabas is still entitled to RM125mil compensation from the Federal Government despite having been allowed to raise its rates earlier this month.

Panel to champion cause of condo owners 04/11/2006 The Star
All PJ Pro Action Committee (APPAC) is forming a sub-committee for condominium, apartment and high-rise property owners and tenants and is calling all interested parties to attend its first inaugural meeting tomorrow at 4.30pm.

We don’t have to live like this 05/11/2006 Sunday Star
Prof Dr M. Tajuddin has many sensible, forward thinking ideas on Malaysian architecture. Why do Malaysians live in neighbourhoods that are people-unfriendly, alienating and lacking in security and ease of movement?

Defer water rate increase 07/11/2006 The Star
The All PJ Pro-Action Committee (APPAC) wants the water tariff increase be deferred and the people to be consulted first.

Massive pipe upgrading work in Petaling 07/11/2006 The Star
SYARIKAT Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) is currently carrying out massive pipe installation work in the Petaling district

Make water report public 09/11/2006 The Star
Two bodies opposing the 15% water rate increase want the Government to make the Auditor-General’s report on non-revenue water available, as it was the basis used for the revision.

Building contractors not keen on small jobs  09/11/2006 The Star
THE reluctance to go to remote areas to build houses is one of the reasons why the People's Housing Scheme is facing delays.

Strata Title Act to be amended 09/11/2006 The Star
Developers of gated community projects, unable to get bank loans due to problems of getting strata titles, can heave a sigh of relieve with the Cabinet’s approval to amend the Strata Title Act 1985.

Residents want ministry’s help 09/11/2006 The Star
THE Villaria Condo Residents Association has urged the Housing and Local Government Ministry to help the residents resolve foreseeable woes with the new management company.

Ironing board flung out of flat 09/11/2006 The Star
PENANG: An ironing board which was flung out of a high-rise flat at Jalan Gangsa here landed on the roof of a six-month-old Kenari car.

Pemaju muflis, ghaib 09/11/2006 HM
SEREMBAN: Pemaju yang muflis dan tidak dapat dikesan menjadi punca beberapa projek perumahan yang terbengkalai di negeri ini gagal dipulihkan dalam tempoh ditetapkan. Exco Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Woo Ah Lek, berkata kerajaan negeri dengan kerjasama Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) masih mengesan pemaju terbabit untuk memastikan projek terbengkalai dapat disiapkan dalam tempoh yang dirancang.

New developer to revive Larkin housing project 10/11/2006 The Star
The Johor government has announced that the abandoned Taman Indra Wangsa housing project will be resumed. State’s Works Exco Datuk Baderi Dasuki said Mahabuilders Sdn Bhd would take over the project in Larkin from previous developer Indra Construction Sdn Bhd.

Light please! 12/11/2006 Sunday Star By KL Quah, Kuala Lumpur
I REAd with great interest Andrew Sia’s interview with Prof Dr M. Tajuddin entitled We don’t have to live like this (People, StarMag, Nov 5).

Rich society, poor souls? 12/11/2006 The Star MIND MATTERS BY RAJA ZARITH IDRIS
IN his book Beyond the Age of Innocence, Kishore Mahbubani (Singapore’s former ambassador to the United Nations) wrote: “Most of my childhood was spent in a one-bedroom house where six of us lived ...

Water tariff hike the issue 13/11/2006 The Star  By K.W. Mak
PLAGUED with problems like non-issuance of strata titles, higher assessment rates than those of landed properties and problems with management companies, condominium owners and residents saw it fit to unite under the All PJ Pro Action Committee (APPAC) banner to fight for their rights last week.

End to water in sight for two areas 13/11/2006 The Star
THE water crisis faced by an estimated 7,000 residents of Bukit Beruntung 1 and Bukit Sentosa 3, north of Rawang, is expected to be over soon. 

Don’t wash your hands just yet, developer told 13/11/2006 The Star Story and photos By Elan Perumal
The Kinrara assemblyman was taking the developer of KLH Apartments in Puchong to task for not even bothering to send a representative when a meeting was called to address the flooding at Menara KLH’s basement parking recently.

Project to remove property overhang in Johor 13/11/2006 The Star
MUCH excitement has been generated from the recently announced Iskandar Development Region (IDR) – the next engine of growth to spur new business activities and generate greater wealth for the people.

Landowners: Pay up rest of compensation 14/11/2006 The Star
EIGHTY disgruntled landowners in Kota Baru, Kelantan, are demanding a housing developer pay up the remaining 25% of their compensation for acquiring their property for a project.

Errant developers to answer in court 14/11/2006 NST
Developers who refuse to comply with decisions of the Housing Tribunal will be taken to court.

Syabas aware of issues facing condo dwellers 15/11/2006 The Star
IN response to the StarMetro article ‘Water Tariff Hike the Issue’ on Nov 13, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has issued a statement saying it is fully aware of the issues facing condominium dwellers.

Work to resume soon 15/11/2006 The Star
THE remaining construction work at Taman Puncak Jalil, Seri Kembangan, will resume soon under a new main contractor. 

Plaintiffs are mischief makers, High Court told 16/11/2006 The Star
PENANG: The owners of eight shops in Prangin Mall who are suing the complex developer and management are busybodies and mischief makers, a High Court here was told.

Making the developers pay 16/11/2006 NST
THE time, expense and legal complexities involved in resorting to the courts to claim compensation often deter aggrieved house buyers from litigation, and encourage unscrupulous developers to avoid meeting their contractual obligations under the sales and purchase agreements. It was with the express intention of providing a dispute-resolution mechanism for small claims which is fair, fast and inexpensive that the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims was established in 2002. The speed with which the tribunal has been disposing of the cases - 16,500 of the 18,500 complaints received - has been impressive, and the incidence of non-compliance of its awards is comparatively small - at last count, some 2,700 cases.

Worrisome workers’ quarters 17/11/2006 The Star By K.W. MAK
PETALING JAYA mayor Mohamad Roslan Sakiman declared the city free of squatters last month, but there seems to be one growing in the backyard of Perdana Emerald Condominium and Serviced Apartments in Mutiara Damansara.

Project revival brings hope  18/11/2006 The Star
After six years of anxious waiting Taman Indera Wangsa house buyers are heaving a sigh of relief as the abandoned housing project in Larkin is going to be revived. 

Landslide affects 12 houses 18/11/2006 The Star
THE worst fears of residents at Jalan Kasawari 7, Bandar Puchong Jaya, came true yesterday when a landslide swept away the back portion of 12 homes in the neighbourhood. 

Gated housing to have legal definition soon 18/11/2006 NST
THE Government's move to amend the Strata Title Act 1985 to facilitate the development of stratified landed property schemes has been warmly welcomed by the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (Rehda).

Syabas running out of pipes  19/11/2006 The Star
The next time a water pipe bursts in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur or Putrajaya, it may not be repaired. 

Wat-er story 19/11/2006 The Star
REPAIR work on a burst pipe in Taman Melawati (picture) by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd has stalled.

Residents fear houses may collapse 20/11/2006 The Star
JOHOR BARU: Some 45 residents are living in fear and having sleepless nights after their houses started developing cracks following construction work in Kempas Baru. 

Main structures not affected by landslide 20/11/2006 The Star
The main structure of the houses is stable and not endangered, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo.

No pipes does not mean no water 20/11/2006 The Star
Consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will not be left high and dry if there is a water cut due to a delay in pipe repair works.

Syabas says its pipes supply is at 'critical stage'  20/11/2006 The Star
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said its pipes supply is at a “critical stage” and has only enough in storage for two to three weeks.

Syabas pipes shortage critical 21/11/2006 The Star By CHELSEA L.Y. NG
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said its pipes supply is at a “critical stage” and has only enough in storage for two to three weeks.

The CSR challenge for developers 20/11/2006 The Star 
The new buzzword in business circles these days is corporate social responsibility, more popularly and commonly referred to by its acronym, CSR.

It’s up to property owners 21/11/2006 The Star ABDULLAH THALITH MD THANI, Chairman, Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia. WE refer to an article by K.W. Mak entitled “Water tariff hike the issue” that was published in the Nov 13 issue of StarMetro.

New lease of life for project  22/11/2006 The Star
THE abandoned apartments at USJ 21, Subang Jaya, have been given a new lease of life, with developer Pinggiran Setia Sdn Bhd taking over the redevelopment of the project that had been abandoned in 2000. 

‘Honest’ high-rise folk face water cut 22/11/2006 The Star
IT is not their fault but residents of more than 100 high-rise projects in the state may soon have their water supply disconnected by the Penang Water Supply Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Minister: We’ll study details first, then decide  22/11/2006 The Star
THE Federal Territories Ministry will take into consideration the strong protest of the Bukit Gasing Joint Action Committee over plans to develop part of Bukit Gasing.

Syabas allowed to buy new pipes 23/11/2006 The Star
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) has been allowed by the High Court to buy new pipes and fittings for repair and replacement purposes pending the disposal of a legal battle with former supplier, JAKS-KDEB Consortium Sdn Bhd.

Road collapses in landslide in Bukit Serdang 23/11/2006 The Star
A massive landslide in Taman Bukit Serdang early yesterday morning sent several families scurrying to safety.

Residents uneasy over goings on at hill slopes 23/11/2006 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
SEVERAL residents of Jalan Kasawari 7 in Bandar Puchong Jaya are concerned if slopes in the vicinity were really safe.

Dearer medium-cost houses 24/11/2006 The Star
Prices of low medium-cost housing units built by Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) now cost between 15% and 37.5% more. SPNB, which announced the new prices of the houses under the Mesra family housing scheme yesterday, has attributed it to rising construction costs.

Developers in high-risk areas notified 24/11/2006 The Star
Seven weak slopes with development in Selangor that pose a landslide risk have been identified through a joint study conducted by local authorities and Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd.

Completion And Compliance Certificate For Buildings To Be Enforced Next Year 24/11/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- The government will enforce the issuing of Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) to replace the Certificate of Fitness for Occupancy (CFO) for buildings next year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Helping buyers get homes faster 25/11/2006 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- The government will enforce the issuing of Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) to replace the Certificate of Fitness for Occupancy (CFO) for buildings next year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

CCC ganti CFO pertengahan 2007 25/11/2006 Utusan
KUALA LUMPUR 24 Nov. – Sijil Penyiapan dan Pematuhan (CCC) dijangka mula digunakan bagi menggantikan Sijil Kelayakan Menduduki (CFO) sebelum pertengahan tahun hadapan.

High-rise owners in a bind 27/11/2006 The Star
Owners of high-rise units are looking at a tough choice – should they support the proposed amendments to the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981, or not.

Regulate and monitor projects 27/11/2006 The Star By VICKNESH WELLUPPILLAI, Kuala Lumpur.
I REFER to your report of a massive landslide in Taman Bukit Serdang that sent several families scurrying to safety, “Road collapses in landslide” (The Star, Nov 23).

State Governments To Appoint Building Commissioners 28/11/2006 Bernama
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday this was contained in the Building and Common Property Bill to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month.

Easier solution to maintenance disputes of high-rise dwellings soon 28/11/2006  NST
Every state will soon have at least one Commissioner of Buildings (COB) to handle disputes about the management services of high-rise dwellings.

New law to protect property buyers 28/11/2006 The Star
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a Building and Common Properties Bill would be tabled in Parliament next month to enable local authorities to appoint a building commissioner.

Explain basis of ‘condo rate’ for water usage, Syabas told 28/11/2006 The Star
THE issue with water rates for condominiums remained unsolved with Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) ignoring repeated reminders by the Condominium, Apartment and High-Rise Committee (CAHC) to arrange for a forum and meeting.

Towards smoother running of condos  28/11/2006 The Star M.S., Kuala Lumpur.
I REFER to the letters, “Use proper channels to settle condo disputes” (The Star, Nov 13) and “Better for PUAS to send bill to condo units” (The Star, Nov 15).

CCC to be tabled in Parliament next month 28/11/2006 The Sun By R. Manirajan
PUTRAJAYA: (Nov 28, 2006) A new law to replace the Certificate of Fitness and Occupation (CFO) with the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) will be tabled in Parliament next month.

Folks uneasy over abandoned project 28/11/2006 The Star By Elan Perumal
RESIDENTS have expressed concern over an abandoned project near the Giant Supermarket in Subang Jaya.  They said the building was a sore sight to motorists. 

Kerajaan Negeri Akan Lantik Pesuruhjaya Bangunan 28/11/2006 Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, 28 Nov (Bernama) -- Pembeli unit rumah di bangunan bertingkat tidak lama lagi boleh merujuk kepada pesuruhjaya bangunan yang akan dilantik kerajaan negeri untuk meneliti masalah yang mungkin timbul dari tempoh penyerahan unit kosong sehingga pengeluaran hak milik strata.

Housing commissioner plan 29/11/2006 The Star
PUTRAJAYA: The rights of buyers of common properties like apartments and condominiums prior to issuance of strata titles will be protected under a proposed law that will provide for the appointment of a housing commissioner at state level.

At the Sarawak State Assembly: Tribunal to deal with grouses on developers 29/11/2006 NST
The State Housing Ministry is reviewing the State Housing Developers’ Ordinance 1993 so that such a tribunal can be set up. Its minister, Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Openg, said there have been many complaints against developers for shoddy workmanship and failure to meet conditions in the contracts with buyers.

Masalah CF bakal selesai 29/11/2006 HM Oleh Manan Samad
Harian Metro Masalah kelewatan mendapatkan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) yang membelenggu ramai pembeli hartanah terutama rumah kediaman dijangka selesai pada pertengahan 2008 selepas Sijil Penyiapan dan Pematuhan (CCC) dilaksanakan di seluruh negara.

Amendment To Law Seeks To Protect House Buyers 29/11/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- House buyers can nullify their sale and purchase agreement (S&P) with the developer within six months after signing it under a proposed amendment to the housing development law.

Tenants face brunt of owners' mistake 29/11/2006 The Star Story and photo by Elan Peruman
TENANTS of commercial units beware! If your landlord has not settled outstanding assessment bills, the law allows local governments to confiscate moveable assets kept at the rented premises, regardless of whether the items belong to the tenant or the property owner.

House buyers may soon see end to woes 29/11/2006 NST
PUTRAJAYA: Every state will soon have at least one Commissioner of Buildings (COB) to handle disputes about the management services of high-rise dwellings.

Ong gets tough with errant builders 30/11/2006 The Star
Errant housing developers will not be spared action regardless of their connections, and cases involving them would be publicised, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Kabinet setuju pinda Akta 118, 133 30/11/2006 Utusan Malaysia
Kabinet hari ini bersetuju meminda Akta Pemajuan Perumahan (Kawalan dan Pelesenan) 1996 (Akta 118) dan Akta Jalan, Parit dan Bangunan 1974 (Akta 133), kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Changes to Act are not about increasing fees 30/11/2006 The Star
JAMES WONG, President, The Association of Valuers & Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. WE would like to clarify some of the points raised by the group who opposed the proposed amendments to the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981, “High anxiety” (The Star, Nov 27).

Developer clarifies residents’ claims 30/11/2006 Malay Mail
TARAGON Golfview Sdn Bhd has clarified the issue pertaining to the safety concerns of residents of Venice Hill Golf Condominium and Resort in Cheras.

Building and Common Property Bill - ‘Know your role first’ 30/11/2006 Malay Mail By By Meera Murugesan
It signals an end to house-buyers’ woes but property owners and developers must be prepared to handle it.

House owners happy with Bill 30/11/2006 Malay Mail
PROPERTY owners interviewed by The Malay Mail agreed on the importance of the new Bill.

Now Time To Implement Build-And-Sell Concept, Ong Says 30/11/2006 Bernama
The government's decision to amend the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act will encourage developers to adopt the build-and-sell concept, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting

Traders unhappy over barriers 30/11/2006 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
SUBANG JAYA assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has just recently adopted guidelines for gated communities in accordance with those issued by the state housing board.


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