of housebuyers in mind, builders told
KOTA KINABALU: Developers must practise self-regulation and ensure that
the interest of housebuyers are protected, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa
He said that while there were no reports of abandoned housing projects in
Sabah in recent years, he expressed concern that some houses and buildings
were of “unacceptable standard” when they were handed over to buyers.
Some houses, he said, were not ready on time as promised under the sale
and purchase agreement.
“Developers must not jeapordise the interest of homebuyers, many of whom
save for years to invest in a house. Ethics is key element for the
industry to regulate itself,” Musa said when launching the Sabah Housing
Conference here yesterday.
His speech was read out by state Local Government and Housing Minister
Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor.
Musa said demand for housing in Sabah remained high, especially among the
lower and middle income groups.
He also said that federal and state authorities had been aggressively
implementing affordable housing schemes throughout the state.