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
New import steel tax protects local players, says minister
The introduction of safeguard duties on imported steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar), steel wire rods and deformed bar in coils will not negatively impact local builders, says Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani. “We have steel mills in the country, so if we allow these goods [to... 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
EOT a tool against Abandoned Projects – Fact or Fallacy?
(Note: Below is an expanded perspective by HBA on the former KPKT minister’s statements defending the use and application of the EOT.) BY The National House Buyers Association The immediate past Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government, YBhg Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s purported rationale for the... Read more
HBA: We don’t care about politics, we’re concerned about EOT
BY Chris Prasad In the aftermath of a landmark ruling by the High Court last week, bringing into question the validity of Extension of Time (EOT) provision given to developers by the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT), a political storm has erupted with rampant finger... 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