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Draf rang Undang-undang Bangunan, Harta Bersama siap
19/04/2006 Utusan Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR 18 April - Penggubalan draf Undang-Undang Bangunan dan Harta Bersama (RUU BHB) telah disiapkan dan disemak oleh Jabatan Peguam Negara pada September lalu, kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Bill needs more work, says Ong
19/04/2006 The Star
THE proposed Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill, which aims to accommodate developments in the housing sector, needs to be studied further. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the Bill was finalised by the Attorney-General’s Chambers in September last year but its tabling was delayed because of several emerging factors.

Stymied by housing law
27/05/2006 New Straits Times
For some developers as well as buyers impatient for a solution to their lingering problems - the wait is going to be even longer, as a result of a recent decision to defer the tabling of the proposed Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill.

Buildings Commission proposed for property management  
23/08/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Poor property management can be overcome with the setting up of a Buildings Commission, according to property developers and owners.

CCC to be tabled in Parliament next month
28/11/2006 The Sun By R. Manirajan
Najib's committee also approved the Building and Common Property Management Bill, which will allow the local authority to appoint a building commissioner for high-rise properties in the interim period before a management corporation is set up."When vacant possession for a strata-title property is given to the owners, and before the management corporation is set up, we noticed the management of such buildings face a lot of problems," he said.

State Governments To Appoint Building Commissioners
28/11/2006 Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- Buyers of housing units in multi-storey buildings can soon turn to building commissioners to be appointed by the state governments to look into problems that may surface from the time of delivery of vacant possession until the issuance of strata title.

Housing commissioner plan
The Star
PUTRAJAYA: The rights of buyers of common properties like apartments and condominiums prior to issuance of strata titles will be protected under a proposed law that will provide for the appointment of a housing commissioner at state level.

Building and Common Property Bill - ‘Know your role first’
30/11/2006 Malay Mail By Meera Murugesan  IT signals an end to house-buyers’ woes but property owners and developers must be prepared to handle it. The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill, which would lead to the appointment of Commissioner of Buildings (COB) in every State to handle disputes about management services of high-rise dwellings, is a commendable move, said Chang Kim Loong, secretary-general of the National House Buyers Association of Malaysia.

Bigger say for high-rise building owners
11/12/2006 The Sun By B. Suresh Ram
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 11, 2006): The days when developers of high-rise apartments lord over their property in the initial years -- sometimes making decisions against the interest of their buyers -- will soon be over. Under the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 which will go through the second reading in the Dewan Rakyat this week, the buyers and the developer will have to form a "Joint Management Body" to manage the affairs and interests of the owners, before strata titles are issued.

Bill on property likely to be passed today
12/12/2006 The Star 
JOINT Management Body, comprising developers and purchasers, will be set up to handle property management and maintenance of strata-titled properties before it is fully handed over to the management corporations, comprising property owners.

House Passes Building And Common Property Bill
13/12/2006 Bernama
The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 passed by the Dewan Rakyat, Wednesday will provide greater protection to owners of common property such as high-rise and commercial buildings.

Bill spells out rights of buyers
14/12/2006 The Star
THE House passed the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 that will better protect buyers of common properties such as high-rise buildings. The Bill is aimed at reducing maintenance and management problems of strata property owners that had not been properly addressed in the Housing Act and Strata Titles Act.

Property laws hold promise, pitfalls
15/12/2006 The Sun
The Dewan Rakyat this week passed one Bill and changed another set of laws which are related to housing and property. The Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill which is to better protect owners of common property including high-rise flats and condominiums was passed, and the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act was amended.

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