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DBKL brings hammer down on public housing abusers
The misuse and abuse of public housing privileges has become a hot topic over the past year, with reports of units under the people’s housing project (PPR) and public housing (PPA) being taken up by those above the qualifying bracket. Also, there are cases of successful applicants subsequently renting... 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
Sabah wants “quake proof” buildings
The East Malaysian state of Sabah will soon require all new buildings to be built on quake proof standards, says the local government. Sabah is said to be finalising a building code that will require new constructions to adhere to strict regulations in the future, following recent seismic activity... Read more
Only judges decide on land acquisition compensation
LAND OWNERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE THAT ASSESSORS NO LONGER HAVE THE POWER TO DETERMINE THE COMPENSATION SUM A landmark ruling by the Federal Court has now made it clear that only constitutionally appointed judges can decide on compensation for land acquisitions. The Federal Court ruled last Friday that a... 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
Chinese buyers see red over Forest City penalty clause
BY Chris Prasad Forest City, taking shape off the coast of Johor Bahru, has been billed as a big ticket investment attractor. It certainly had a promising start, reeling in throngs of property seekers from mainland China who were lured by the project’s attractive prices and proximity to Singapore.... 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
Justice served: Court sides buyers on EOT decision
BY Chris Prasad                                                                                            ... Read more