to move in
12/03/2009 The Star Story and photos by STUART MICHAEL
APARTMENT and shoplot owners of Selayang City Point want a confirmation from
the developer on when they will receive their keys to move in.
The owners are fuming as they are paying the monthly instalment for their
units as well the rental at their present homes.
Unoccupied: These apartments have been ready for two years but the owners
still cannot move in.
The residents said they were promised the keys by developer Azam and Azan
Sdn Bhd two years ago.
When they went to the developer’s office in Pandan Jaya to ask about the matter,
they were given a different date.
The Selayang City Point, located at Jalan 19A in Selayang Baru, has about
160 units of apartments, with shoplot units on the lower level.
Kampung Selayang Baru Village Development and Security Com-mittee (JKKK) chairman
Azizan Md Ali that the apartment has been ready for the last two years but
it does not have a Certificate of Fitness (CF) as the amendment plan is not
“Besides the 160 apartment units, the market that is located beside the apartment
do not have any traders as both do not have any CFs,’’ he said.
Bad call: Mohd Bokri says he has made the wrong decision to buy the apartment
According to Azizan, who has a development plan obtained from the Selayang
Municipal Council, the developer was supposed to develop a 3.96ha land with
60% being residential that includes a petrol kiosk, JKKK hall and office,
apartment and market.
“So far, only the apartments and market is completed, which is half of the
area of the original plan.
“Our vote of no confidence in the developer was in view of their not keeping
their part of the bargain. We urge the state government to take action against
them,’’ said Azizan.
Resident Mohd Bokri Mat Zin, 43, said that he has to pay RM310 for the monthly
instalment while paying RM350 for his rented house in Selayang Baru.
“In September 2007, the developer told me that I would get the keys within
three months. Looking at the house that is almost completed, I agreed to buy
it, but now I feel that I made a mistake,’’ he said.
Jewellery shop owner Che Som Che Wel, 41 from Taman Selayang Baru, said she
has been paying RM496 for the house instalment for the past two years on top
of RM600 rental for her house.
“I’m paying double because the house is not ready. This is an extra burden
for me as I have to support five children and the cost of living is high.
I am fed up of waiting,’’ she said.
Tailor Desmawati Zakaria, 32, said she has to pay rental of RM1,700 every
month to rent a shoplot nearby for the past two years as her unit is not ready.
“I went to the developer’s office but they always give excuses and postponed
the dates. The apartments look to be ready but we just can’t move in. I hope
the state government to look into the matter,’’ she said.
When contacted, Azam and Azan Sdn Bhd’s project manager K.B Chua refused to