Regulation key to strata-titled living
01/07/2005 The Sun By Sujartha Kumarasamy
“LOOK before you leap,” advises Neil Lawson about investing in a
Lawson, the executive director of Queensland’s Bureau of Land
Information and Titles in Australia, says: “Strata-titled
communities might not be for everyone. So, it is best to check out
how a community is being run. Do your homework… study the statements
detailing entitlements, obligations, funding arrangements and
Seeking security in gated enclaves
05/07/2005 The Sun
GATED communities are getting popular. From the point of view of housebuyers,
they offer an additional alternative in the housing market. However, from
the point of view of some social scientists, they are vehicles of elitism
and social exclusion. It is urgent that the issues be discussed.
Lack of legislative support hindering gated community development
07/07/2005 The Sun
KUALA LUMPUR: There is rising demand for gated communities in
Malaysia. But the lack of legislative support in implementing such
projects has delayed their development, Kumpulan Sierramas Sdn Bhd
executive director Bernard Tan says. Presenting a paper on "Practical Issues
of Gated Development in Malaysia" at the 16th National Real Estate Convention
2005, he notes that the need for better security among residents has increased
Calls for govt to review rules on infrastructure
11/07/2005 The Star
MALAYSIANS’ rapidly changing lifestyle has heralded changes in the
way people want to live and new innovations in living spaces in many parts of
the country, notably in Kuala Lumpur.
Should there be a new law?
Streamlining the Strata Titles Act (STA) to give legislative context to a
gated comunity (GC) scheme can be complicated, so the faster option may be
to create new legislation explicitly for such a scheme.
and personal with gated-&-guarded communities
We seem to be at a tipping point, in the words of author and New Yorker
Magazine journalist Malcolm Gladwell, in our residential development sector,
what with the proliferation of gated-and-guarded housing schemes, or gated
communities (GCs), as they are commonly called.
Paperless submissions in the
works 22/09/2005 The Star
On gated communities, the Datuk Bandar said City Hall was studying a
suggestion by Real Estate and Housing Developers Association to reduce or
waive assessment rates for gated residential areas.
Public road fast turning
pivate 26/09/2005 The Star By RIGHT OF
WE REFER to Jalan 31/109 Kota Kemuning, which is a main road connecting
the 'eastern side' of Kota Kemuning to the 'western side.' This main road
also leads to the main entrance of Kota Kemuning Hill park at Jalan
31/109D, a public park.
The lure of ‘Privatopia’
15/10/2005 NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
There is a growing body of literature on gated communities, not only
abroad but also locally. PropertyTimes has focused on this issue several
times in the past, from the perspectives of both the law - which is still
significantly missing - and practice, which is uncertain and far from
Don't abuse public areas
in the name of security 19/10/2005 The Star By Freebird, Bukit Damansara
I refer to RIGHT OF WAY's letter (StarMetro, Sept 26) on the increasingly
bold manner in which private citizens are taking over our public spaces in
the name of security. RIGHT OF WAY refers to the problem in Kota Kemuning,
but this seems to be a nationwide trend and local authorities seem to have
no clue what to do.
Keep non-gated status
28/10/2005 The Star
THE Residents Association of Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor, will build
guardhouses within Taman Wawasan 1, 2 and 3 next month.
Help us stay competitive, say industry bodies
Three industry associations have in a joint memorandum highlighted the
difficulties they face in six specific areas and have called on the
Government to "value our role" in stimulating and maintaining the nation's