Council: Important to set up
joint management body
13/03/2009 The Star
SOME 400 high-rise residential buildings in Seberang Prai will be given more
time to set up a Joint Management Body (JMB) for each building.
Seberang Prai Municipal councillor Soon Lip Chee said they will hold
awareness seminars and campaign on the important of having such a joint
“Many of the building owners and flat dwellers are unaware of the
requirement to form the bodies due to the developers of their buildings
being declared bankrupt or they think it is not necessary due the many units
left unsold in their blocks,” he said.
It is a must for high-rise residential buildings to establish the joint body
once they obtain the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation given by the
Soon said the council will act against the building owners if they fail to
form the body as required under the Building and Common Property
(maintenance management) Act 2007 (Act 663) after the campaign.
The council had initially set the deadline for the bodies to be formed on
April 12 last year.
Soon said the forming of such a body is to enable the residents to set up
their own rules and regulations on the maintenance and management of their
buildings with the management sitting on the committee as a member.
He said the council will hold its first seminar on March 26 to explain to
developers and residents the need and importance of having the body.
“We hope to cover all the 400-odd high-rise buildings by the end of the
year,” he said.
Soon said for developers of high-rise residential buildings who had wound up
their operations, the Assignee Official will take over the task to form the
JMB for the affected residents.