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Does Budget 2018 reflect our 2020 goals?
 PEPS WEIGHS IN ON THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY… For those who are not in the know, “PEPS” is the very succinct abbreviation of the elaborately-named Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector, Malaysia (or, in Bahasa Malaysia, Persatuan Penilai,... Read more
Yes, prices CAN drop!
DOWNWARD CORRECTION OF PRICES BEING FELT IN RESIDENTIAL POCKETS WITHIN SELANGOR The infallibility of house prices is a belief that is more grounded in the track record of the Malaysia housing industry, and not necessarily rooted in fact. As a rule of thumb, house prices in key urban centres... Read more
The surprising power of peculiarity
UNIQUE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE KL’S UPCOMING M101 SKYWHEEL MAY SEEM ECCENTRIC TO THE NAKED EYE, BUT ITS VALUE RUNS DEEP IF YOU CARE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK If there is one clear trend that defines our changing world, it is that urbanisation is now happening at a rate that... Read more
Winning recipe: Responsibility and Accountability
THESE ARE KEY INGREDIENTS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES MUST ADOPT TO TASTE SUCCESS BY Robert Tan The former American congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr, pleaded guilty to misusing US$750,000 (RM3.3 million) in campaign funds. Prosecutors said the funds were siphoned to pay for his family’s personal living expenses and buy exotic items.... Read more
By-Laws under new Act enforceable in Court
BY The National House Buyers Association This article will address the provisions in the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757) (“SMA”) relating to by-laws. The SMA has been tabled and passed by Parliament and was gazetted on Feb 8, 2013.The said legislation has been implemented effective June 1, 2015.... Read more
Strata Management Tribunal:  Scope, Jurisdiction and Powers
BY The National House Buyers Association You have the Consumer Tribunal under the Consumer Protection Act, then the Tribunal for Home-Buyers Claims under the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Act and here is an easy, cheap and speedy path to justice that an aggrieved party may seek without having... Read more
Subsidiary Management Corporations: A Panacea?
BY The National House Buyers Association This is the fifth in a series of articles by the National House Buyers Association (HBA) that focuses on strata management. The first article introduced the Strata Management Act, 2013 (Act 757) (SMA) and submitted that legislation was aimed to provide an improved... Read more
Ensuring a smooth transition to JMB or MC
BY The National House Buyers Association Here is the biggest question when it comes to the ownership of a stratified property: How you can make sure your management works for, and not against you? Section 15 of the Strata Management Act, 2013 (Act 757) (SMA) was drafted with the... Read more
Management bodies: Dealing with the power struggle
BY National House Buyers Association The Strata Management Act 2013 was designed to clear up several crucial issues in the current law, especially with regard to responsible governance. In a previous article, we highlighted the Strata Management Act, 2013 (SMA) Act 757, discussing what management body and management committee... Read more
Management Bodies & Committees: The New Regime
BY The National House Buyers Association Strata management is a big topic. It covers issues ranging from harmonious community living, sharing of common property, power back into the hands of parcel owners, property management to pooling of financial resources to maintain and manage the subdivided building and the common... Read more