‘Set cooling off period for
re-sale of medium-cost houses’
BALIK PULAU: The Finance Ministry wants the state government to tighten the
conditions for the re-sale of medium-cost houses built by government
Parliamentary secretary, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya, said the state
government should set a 10-year cooling off period before the units can be
"There are many who buy the houses as an investment. They buy cheap but
resell the units at a much higher price.
"We have received many complaints with regard to this but there is nothing
the federal and state governments can do to stop the practice," he said
after handing over keys to the Taman Manhhis Indah house buyers here.
"Unlike low-cost houses, which are controlled, anybody can sign up to buy
Dr Hilmi said tightening the conditions would ensure that genuine house
buyers need not have to compete with those out for a quick gain.