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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
House buyers DENIED rights by Housing Controller
VIEWPOINT: BY the National House Buyers Association Malaysia   By the stroke of a pen, a group of house buyers have been denied their rights and made to suffer for the benefit of those who caused the suffering. The delivery of vacant possession for their purchases was delayed, and after... Read more
Effects of the amended Land Acquisition Act
BY Ernest Cheong The Land Acquisition Act (LAA) 1960 was passed by the (then) Malayan Parliament in 1960, only three years after our first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman declared independence for a new nation. During the intervening 20 years after the LAA was passed, not many high-rise and... Read more
Brexit: ramifications should not be understated
BY Chris Prasad In the week following the United Kingdom’s historic decision to exit the European Union, economists the world over have rushed in to calm the situation. Indeed, there is much calming to be done, as “Brexit” (as it is popularly referred to) represents a major shift in... Read more
Separate quit rent billing  (on strata titles) possible?
   By The National House Buyers Association (HBA)  Case 1: For 15 years, more than 50 owners of 90 condominium units diligently contributed their share of quit rent, apportioned by the developer’s surveyor, to their developer. They were shocked when they made checks at the Wilayah Land Office and... Read more
A Schedule of Parcels and ‘SiFUS’
BY The National House Buyers Association The government has heeded the recommendations by the National House Buyers Association (HBA) to close the floodgate and resolve the issue of recalcitrant housing developers which deliberately fail, neglect or refuse to apply for strata titles and fail to effect subsequent transfer of... Read more
Bad eggs make lives hard
BY Prisca Teh    You may rant and rave over an unpalatable plate of chicken rice, but you won’t refuse to settle the bill, even if you left it unfinished. By simple code of ethics, no respectable person would dodge payment for any services rendered or products purchased. However, the... Read more
An unwelcome separation
 (This article is a follow-up on a previously published article entitled “Is there a need to reinvent the wheel”, which was published on property360online on May 1, 2016). BY PEPS & RISM The Building Managers Association of Malaysia (BMAM) has called for the setting up of a new board of... Read more
Is there a need to reinvent the wheel?
IS A SEPARATE BOARD NECESSARY? PEPS and RISM ASK IN A VIEWPOINT COMMENTARY            It was reported earlier in Real Spaces that the Building Managers Association of Malaysia (BMAM) has called for the setting up of a new board of building managers under the auspices... Read more