APARTMENT buyers of Block F, Flora Damansara,
in Bandar Damansara Perdana are unhappy with the developer over several
issues, including late delivery of vacant possession and delay in
compensation for their apartments.
They recently held a meeting with several representatives from the
developer Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd, a member of MK Land Holdings Berhad.
Present as mediator was Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Yong Dai Ying.
A number of Block F buyers have yet to receive the keys to their units
and compensation for late delivery.
These buyers, and those from the other apartment blocks at Flora
Damansara, also raised several issues regarding the security, building
structure, and state of common facilities at their blocks.
Clearing the air: (From left) Fatimah, Yong and Ho informing reporters
of the outcome of the meeting between the apartment buyers and the
There are over 600 apartment units in Block F, and over 3,000 units at
Flora Damansara. Blocks A, B, and D are low-cost apartments while Blocks E,
F, and H are medium-cost apartments.
“This is our second attempt, with Yong’s help, to meet with the
developer. Our attempt to hold the first meeting on Dec 9 was ignored
despite our early notice to them,” said Block F president Ho Fook Chuan.
During the closed-door meeting, the buyers voiced their problems while
the developer’s representatives attempted to address as many issues as
“I’m happy that we’ve solved most of the problems,” said Yong when
briefing the media on the outcome of the meeting.
“Saujana Triangle will pay the Block F buyers their liquidated damages in
full for their apartment units, as per the sales and purchase (S&P)
MK Land Holdings Berhad senior general manager Fatimah Wahab said, “We
will look into the terms of payment for the other issues like parking,
renovation, and common facilities, and get back to the buyers on Monday.”
She said the late delivery of 20 months was due to the issues Saujana
Triangle had with its main contractor.
According to Ho, the developer was supposed to settle the compensation
immediately upon vacant possession.
“The residents of Flora Damansara will be forming a Pre-Management
Corporation (PMC) headed by Ho to act as a liaison between the residents and
the developer,” said Yong.
Unhappy lot: Flora Damansara apartment buyers gathering at the office
of Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd before the meeting.
“This pro-tem committee will act as the liaison until the residents get
the full strata title for their apartments and form their own permanent
“The committee will meet up with the developer’s management every two
weeks to rectify issues of the whole Flora Damansara community,” said Ho.
Yong added that the developer’s management would hold a weekly Wednesday
meeting from next week onwards as an avenue for the purchasers to talk to a
task force set up by Saujana Triangle.
“This weekly meeting is open to all residents and provides a platform for
them to talk about the issues they’re facing as individual purchasers,” she
Ho said, “We also want the keys to our apartments to be handed over to us
immediately upon us paying the maintenance fees.
“They previously handed the keys in batches (about 15 a day), but they’ve
promised to hand over all the keys after today’s meeting.
“We want to move into our respective apartments within one month from the
date of defect rectification and submission of our units, and the developers
have promised that they’ll do the necessary rectifications within two