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Budget 2019: What experts say (so far)
SOME EARLY RESPONDENTS WEIGH IN ON THE IMPACT OF THE 2019 FISCAL PLAN BY Zoe Phoon FXTM’s Global Head of Currency Strategy & Market Research Jameel Ahmad, in a note to Property360, said some elements of the budget statement are representative of the challenges many emerging markets are facing... Read more
LBS: Empower buyers in 2019
COMPANY HOPES GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE MORE IMPETUS FOR FIRST-TIME HOME OWNERSHIP AND FACILITATE BETTER ACCESS TO HOME LOANS IN UPCOMING BUDGET As part of its wish list for Budget 2019, veteran developer LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS) says it is hopeful for policies that will help empower first-time home... Read more
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