CCC to be tabled in Parliament
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.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who chairs the cabinet
committee on local councils, said the new system will be implemented 18
months after Parliament passes the legislation.
Under the CCC system, engineers involved in building projects certify the
integrity of the buildings they had designed, instead of leaving it to the
To enable the CCC, six bills will be tabled.
Najib said existing projects would continue to use the CFO even after the
CCC had been approved in Parliament for a certain period, so as to resolve
issues arising from abandoned projects.
For the new system to be effective, he said, the state governments must
ensure all non-technical conditions imposed, like the-quota for bumiputras
and quota for low-cost houses, must be decided before the plan is approved.
"This is to avoid linking the CCC to non-technical aspects," he said.
Najib's committee also approved the Building and Common Property Management
Bill, which will allow the local authority to appoint a building
commissioner for high-rise properties in the interim period before a
management corporation is set up.
"When vacant possession for a strata-title property is given to the owners,
and before the management corporation is set up, we noticed the management
of such buildings face a lot of problems," he said.
Asked who could be appointed building commissioners, Najib said it would be
decided by the state government.
He said the head of a local authority or anyone competent could be
"If they appoint the Yang di-Pertua, there must be a team below him to
ensure the maintenance of the building," he said.
Elaborating on the role of the building commissioners, Housing and Local
Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said they would be in charge of
maintenance of the common areas in a high-rise residential building after
vacant possession had been given and until strata titles are issued.
"There is a long vacuum and only developers have the right now to manage the
common properties and there are a lot of problems," he said.
"The commissioner will be an important person appointed by the state
government. He would have the relevant local authority experience to enforce
Giving an example, he said if the buyers are unhappy with the developer or
the developer is not carrying out maintenance works or the buyers are not
paying for their lots, the commissioner can intervene.
He said there are no specific laws currently to help them out, but with the
new law and if there are disputes, abuse or misappropriation, the
commissioner will be the one to enforce the law that will be passed.