Mixed reaction to strata
16/01/2007 The Star
OWNERS of the PKNS flats units in Section 17, Petaling Jaya, are finally on
their way to obtaining their strata titles - some 40 years after the flats
“I am so pleased to announce that you will finally be receiving your strata
titles,” announced Bukit Gasing assemblyman Datuk Dr Lim Thuang Seng during
a New Year dinner with residents at the MBPJ community hall in Section
With the exception of homeowners from blocks Q, R and S, the rest are
required to first fill out necessary forms for transference of ownership on
“On that day, residents can take the opportunity to present their queries
and talk to PKNS officers,” said Dr Lim.
The announcement, ironically, was received with mixed feelings.
“Our concern is why give it (strata titles) to us now when the place is
beginning to be run down?” questioned Mokhtar Yaakub, who lamented about the
condition of the stairways, lights and piping.
Mokhtar is chairman of the PKNS flats (16 blocks) RA, and has been a
resident there for more than 30 years.
“Nevertheless, we are thankful for the strata titles, but there is a group
of residents who feel otherwise,” he said.
The chief reason for this reluctance is the additional costs.
Residents have been paying monthly maintenance of only RM15 from the time
the flats were built in the 60s, but with PKNS turning over the flats to the
owners, maintenance costs will escalate in the long term.
Homeowners will also be required to cough up payment for various fees to
obtain the strata titles, and the amount ranges from RM650 to RM960, said Dr
“Meanwhile, I will try to expedite the application for strata titles for
blocks A, B, C and I,” he said.
Homeowners requested to fill up the necessary forms at the MBPJ community
hall in Section 17/1A from 2pm to 5pm on Jan 20. They should bring along a
photocopy of their MyKad (and the original), and photocopies (one each) of
the S&P agreement letter, bank loan agreement letter, and assessment receipt