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“High-rise Sickness”: Is there such a thing?
EXPERTS SAY SLIGHTLY SWAYING SKYSCRAPERS COULD TRIGGER MOTION SICKNESS, NAUSEA AND EVEN DEPRESSION BY Zoe Phoon A team of engineers, medics and physiologists from the Exeter and Bath universities in the United Kingdom are exploring claims that people experience motion sickness, tiredness, fatigue, depression, poor concentration and lack of... 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
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
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
KPKT to strengthen Strata Management Act
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar announced that provisions under the Strata Management Act 2013 will soon be reviewed to require housing developers to settle all liabilities before handing over the apartments to Joint Management Bodies (JMBs). Noh said this is important since... 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
SoHo price drop ahead?

SoHo price drop ahead?

News January 19, 2017

Market analysts warn that the current oversupply of upmarket strata properties could result in a dip in value this year. In particular, the large incoming supply of Small-office Home-office (SoHo) and Small-office Virtual-office (SoVo) units could see the prices of such units fall by at least 10 per cent.... 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
Fee hike on the cards for strata homes
  BY Gunaprasath Bupalan In March this year, the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government’s urban service division undersecretary Mohammad Ridzwan Abidin  said residents should be aware that under the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757), in force since June 2015, managing bodies can resort to a... Read more