Fewer complaints from
housebuyers at Claims Tribunal
16/01/2008 New Straits Times By : Irdiani Mohd Salleh
KUALA LUMPUR, WED:
The number of complaints lodged at the Homebuyers Claims Tribunal has been
steadily dropping since 2004.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said there was
a drop of more than 50 per cent in cases last year compared to 2004.
Only 3,000 cases were reported last year, with 2,363 solved.
In 2004, there were 6,524 cases registered with the tribunal, of which all
but 18 were solved.
In 2005, the tribunal received 5,624 complaints and solved 5,541 while the
following years saw 3,667 out of 3,821 cases solved.
“This tribunal serves as a deterrent to developers who are trying to use
various tactics to take advantage of house buyers.
“The ministry will not compromise with delinquent developers,” said Ong
after a briefing on amendments to the Housing Development (Control and
Licensing) Act and Regulations 2007 to developers yesterday.