Developers not going in for
11/01/2008 The Star
THE call for audited accounts to be submitted by property developers prior
to setting up Joint Management Body committees seems to have fallen on deaf
ears in the Kajang municipality.
To date, the Kajang Municipal Council has only received audited accounts
from 80 developers, a small number compared to the 72,474 properties
recorded in the municipality as of July 2007.
Council valuation and property management department head Abd Haizul Faisal
Abd Hamid revealed this at a briefing conducted by a group of commissioners
of buildings from the Selangor Housing and Real Property Board in Kajang on
Council officers, developers and other interested parties attended the
briefing held at the Oriental Crystal Hotel.
The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act 2007 (Act
663), enforced on April 12, accorded developers a one-year period to form
JMB committees at flats, apartments, condominiums, gated communities,
commercial buildings, shopping complexes, serviced apartments, industrial
parks and town houses.
Under Act 663, only when the audited accounts were declared sound were
developers allowed to call for the first JMB meeting.
Failure to form the JMB would result in the developer being fined not more
than RM20,000, face imprisonment of not more than three months or both.
Selangor Housing and Real Property Board executive director Datin Paduka
Alinah Ahmad also walked attendees through other intricate processes of
property-related requirements as laid out under Act 663