Lembah Beringin housebuyers
Throwing money away
I am one of the unfortunate
buyers who is stuck with this Lembah Beringin project. The past five years
have been a nightmare, not to mention the strain on our finances. I might
as well be throwing money away every month because by the looks of it,
we're not getting much help from anyone. It has just become a really bad
deal. Looks like housing developers can basically get away from anything!
Imagine, according to the law, Lembah Beringin Sdn Bhd will have to pay us
damages for late delivery, which now comes up to almost half the cost of
the house we bought. That would be great, half my house paid for! You
think that will happen? Personally, we don't want the house anymore. The
attraction is gone. Even if the house is completed eventually, I foresee
it having one problem after another. The bare brick has been left open to
the weather for five years. And how strong are the walls and support going
to be after being left open to the weather all these years? I definitely
do not want to stay there to find out! We just want our money back!
Graeme Sta Maria
Developer still in business
Thank you for bringing our
misery to the public's attention. The Housing and Local Government should
get tough with the developers of Lembah Beringin. The project has been
abandoned, claim the developers, but they continue selling other
properties. Can't the ministry cancel their licence? Are they not able to
see this default? Must we, the rakyat point out to them their weaknesses?
In this case we have, but no action has been taken. Right from the
beginning, house buyers have the right approach in meeting with the
authorities to see how the problem can be resolved amicably. The ministry
has the power to take whatever action it deems fit. More than 900 house
buyers in this project have been affected. But the ministry seems to be
too complacent on this matter. I am renting a house and paying RM1,200
plus servicing the loan I took to pay for a house which my family should
be living in. I hope somebody out there would come to our rescue. Only the
House Buyers Association is able to lend us a shoulder to lean on. They
have been with us right from the beginning, giving us some form of relief.
Thanks for the support
Thank you very much for the
articles on our problem. You are the only one who has supported us. Others
are only good at talking. We are really hoping for a quick solution and
our money back.
What's the ministry doing?
Since the article "Wind up
developer, buyers tell govt" was published, I have nothing but
praises to the reporter for telling the misery some of us have gone
through the past five years. I have also called up other Lembah Beringin
house buyers and they too have been very frustrated that nobody except for
the House Buyers Association has taken up interest in our predicament.
Sometimes, I feel that going through the proper channel does not bear
fruit. We have had meetings with the Housing and Local Government Ministry
several times and even met up with the directors of Lembah Beringin but
nothing good comes out of it. And now the developers can say that the
project has been abandoned? How can they say that when the recent expo at
PWTC and Malpect, L & G are still selling unsold houses in Lembah
Beringin? And what is the ministry doing about it? If we look at the
housing industry in Malaysia today, we can easily take note that more than
200 projects have been left abandoned. Does the ministry keep tab on these
abandoned projects? Or they didn't know about it?
Victim of Lembah Beringin
Disappointed by inaction
I am one of the unfortunate
purchasers of a home from Lembah Beringin Sdn Bhd. I am wondering why
can't the government especially the Housing Ministry take stern actions
against this developer. It will teach other developers to be more
responsible and not to mismanage the progressive payments made by the
purchasers. What is the point of having a Housing and Local Government
Ministry when they can't use the Act on the developer? I have personally
met up with an officer from the Public Complaints Bureau , submitting our
complaints. I am very disappointed to say, no action has been taken to
date. I sincerely hope the authorities concerned will look into the plight
of housebuyers like me.
Broke and homeless