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Return of the mandatory BTS saga
THE  ON-AGAIN-OFF-AGAIN PROPOSED MANDATORY SYSTEM IS BEING RESURRECTED AND CHAMPIONED BY NEW KPKT BOSS ZURAIDA BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar After almost two decades of discussions, debates and flip-flops on legislation, the matter of implementing a mandatory build-then-sell (BTS) system could be back on the plan. Last week, the Ministry of... Read more
Shock and Awe over EOT numbers
DESPITE CONTRADICTING BASIC BUYER PROTECTIONS ESTABLISHED BY LAW, 304 EOTs HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED BY Chris Prasad The Extension of Time (or EOT) provision is a highly contentious issue that has already made its way to the courts. EOTs are extensions granted to developers by the Controller of Housing... 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
Justice served: Court sides buyers on EOT decision
BY Chris Prasad                                                                                            ... 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
HBA takes on battle for aggrieved buyers
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The National House Buyers Association (HBA) is all geared up to take on one of the most important legal battles between homebuyers and the authorities. The association declared that it will be pursuing legal action against the Controller of Housing (COH) under the Ministry of... Read more
Counteractions against counterfeit commitments
BY Prisca Teh Buyers of the Alpinia double-storey terrace houses in the Bandar Putra Kulai township within Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, were unhappy upon handover when they discovered numerous unexpected defects in their homes. Highlighted in Property360 three weeks ago, the buyers had signed on the dotted line with high hopes... Read more
Mixed responses from property players
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Property industry stakeholders’ responses to Budget 2017 announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak have been mixed. According to the research division of Public Investment Bank Bhd, property-related wish lists were totally ignored with matters made worse by the 1 per cent increase... Read more
A question of reputation

A question of reputation

Issues October 13, 2016

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DEVELOPER OF REPUTE FALLS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF QUALITY? WELL, IT GETS A LITTLE MESSY *This article first appeared in the Real Spaces section of The Malay Mail newspaper on 07/10/2016 BY Prisca Teh Premium brands are expected to spell quality and reliability. Inadvertently though,... Read more