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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
Strata Management Act: ‘Let there be light’
    BY The National House Buyers Association The Strata Management Act (SMA) though has received its Royal Assent on Feb 5, 2013 and gazetted on Feb 8, 2013 was inordinately delayed because of the governing Strata Management (M&M) Regulations as well as a host of other crossed referred... Read more
BY Brianne Aeria-Ruffin Buying a home is one of those unique experiences in life that can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. Despite the swing in house prices, purchasing a home remains one of the best investments you could make, and with this in mind, it... Read more
A sen for your rental housing thoughts
BY Kate May It’s a fact that Germans can’t be bothered to buy a house as they like how their housing system works. According to rich-country think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, more than 93 per cent of German respondents tell pollsters they are satisfied... Read more
Global economic and banking crisis looming
BY Ernest Cheong We are living in very perilous times. Since the beginning of 2015, the economic situation in Malaysia has worsened in tandem with the worsening global economy particularly in Europe and the United States. Reuters reported in 2015 that falling oil prices have driven Malaysia’s current account... Read more
Stop assault on national forests, parks 
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Our national forests and parks should be preserved and protected for future generations to enjoy.  These precious places are part of our inheritance as Malaysians and should not be for sale. With national forests including those in Kuala Lumpur under assault, the rakyat certainly need... Read more
DANGER: Differential loan schemes can lead to bankruptcy
VIEWPOINT – The National House Buyers Association The recent announcement by the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Noh Omar on the eligibility of property developers being given money lending licence has raised some serious concerns which the National House Buyers Association (HBA) must address.... Read more
Making housing affordable to the rakyat
BY The National House Buyers Association The National House Buyers Association (HBA) acknowledges the challenges faced by the prime minister in tabling Budget 2017 in view of the slowdown in the global and regional economies and steep drop of the ringgit. HBA’s wish list to stem excessive speculation in the property sector that had caused the... Read more
The ongoing quest for affordability
BY Gunaprasath Bupalan KUALA LUMPUR — In Malaysia today, we are faced with a strange irony. Despite the continued rise of prices, demand for property remains strong (especially in the residential sub-segment). It is evident that home ownership is a major priority among our countrymen, which means the drive... Read more