Residents clear path to better homes
RESIDENTS of Apartment Dahlia in Pandan Jaya have won the battle for
recognition of their Action Committee Dahlia (ACD), but will still have to
fight for better maintenance of their neighbourhood. ACD chairman Mohamed
Raduan Abdul Kadir said although Maxisegar Sdn Bhd had recognised the
committee, it still insisted that requests and demands from residents
would have to be discussed
Developer denies neglecting housing estate
THE developer for Taman Keramat Permai has refuted claims that they are
neglecting the maintenance of the houses and surrounding areas. In
replying to residents' complaints highlighted in The Malay Mail yesterday,
its general manager, Hon Too Fang, said they are attending to the problem
the best way they can.
flat repaired when there aren't any defects?
* MOEY was shocked to see his unoccupied flat in Taman Taming Jaya in
Balakong being repaired without his permission. His flat had been entered
into, and the internal walls replastered without his knowledge and
Anwar: AHPF will be discontinued March 1
BT By Rodhiah Ismail
THE Abandoned Housing Projects Fund (AHPF), which was launched in June
1990, will be discontinued effective March 1 this year. Applications for
assistance under the fund will continue to be accepted till February 29.
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the move is in response to
a proposal by the AHPF panel for the dissolution of the fund in view of
the more resilient economy and that all the neccesary applications should
have been made by now.
Projek perumahan pulih
SELAYANG: Kerajaan meluluskan peruntukan $79.2 juta untuk memulihkan 15
projek perumahan yang terbengkalai di Selangor tahun lalu. Menteri
Kewangan, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata peruntukan itu adalah 30
peratus daripada $273.5 juta wang Tabung Pemulihan Peruntukan Terbengkalai
(TPPT) yang dilancarkan Jun 1990.
Akhirnya pindah juga
06/01/1992 BHM y A Hanim A Malek
SELAYANG: Dua tahun terpaksa bersabar menanti rumah yang ditempah ... Kami
terpaksa menubuhkan jawatankuasa bertindak apabila pemaju gagal menyiapkan
rumah mengikut perjanjian. Begitulah penjelasan pembeli rumah Taman
Selayang Utama yang menerima kunci rumah masing-masing daripada Menteri
Kewangan, Datuk Seri Anwar lbrahim, semalam.
TPPT dihenti Mac
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad. - Skim Tabung Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai (TPPT)
akan dihentikan mulai 1 Mac ini selepas kerajaan mendapati semua
permohonan untuk bantuan sudah sepatutnya diselesaikan serta keadaan
ekonomi negara yang pulih. Sehubungan itu, Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Seri
Anwar Ibrahim, berkata permohonan untuk bantuan mengikut skim itu yang
bertujuan memulihkan projek perumahan terbengkalai akan hanya dilanjutkan
sehingga 29 Februari depan.
Building project resumes
after six years
A PRIVATE developer has resumed work on a condominium block in Bangsar
after a six-year hiatus. Residents had complained that the building,
behind the Bangsar Shopping Centre, stuck out like a "sore thumb" in the
well-developed suburb, after it was abandoned.
Housing industry out of doldrums, says HDA official
07/01/1992 NST By Lim Kean Liang
THE housing industry is out of the doldrums and the risk of projects being
abandoned is greatly minimised, Housing Developers' Association
secretary-general Richard Lee said yesterday. The discontinuation of the
Abandoned Housing Projects Fund as of March 1 was therefore unlikely to
have any adverse effect on the industry.
Plan to act against
developers defying laws on environs
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Consultants for construction projects which
contravene environmental laws may be struck off a register being prepared
by the Department of Environment, said Science, Technology and Environment
Minister Law Hieng Ding today. He said the name of the developer would be
published if the case against him was proven in court.
Refund delay drives her
up the wall
08/01/1992 MM By Ann Teoh; Nurazah Ismail
* SOH is trying to get a refund for a deposit put oil the lease of an
apartment at OG Heights, on behalf of an expatriate friend who has since
returned to Switzerland. The property manager has refused to give my
friend his refund of $4,100, claiming he has damaged the walls, and the
money is needed for repairs," she says.
out over leaking ceiling
09/01/1992 MM By Ann Teoh; Nurazah Ismail
* THE "drip, drip" sound of water leaking from the ceiling of a flat in
Kuchai Entrepreneur's Park is driving Maria up the wall. Although she has
complained to the developer numerous times, no action has been taken.
buyer in a dilemma
ANNIE feels she had been `overcharged' by her housing developer who wanted
her to pay a year's maintenance fees and five years' sewerage fees in
advance before the keys to her house in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong,
could be handed over. She feels the charges are exorbitant. The
maintenance fees come up to $360 and the five year sewerage fees to $420.
land auction 11/01/1992 MM By Jasni Rahim
SOME 370 people fear they will lose their housing deposits o nearly $1
million if the land for the project is auctioned as scheduled on Tuesday.
The housebuyers are trying desperately to have the auction postponed. It
was only scheduled last September.
23 syarikat cuai disenarai hitam
KUALA LUMPUR: Dua puluh tiga syarikat pemaju perumahan
disenaraihitamkan oleh Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan
kerana didapati tidak bertanggungjawab dalam menjaga kepentingan
pelanggan masing-masing. Pegawai Perhubungan Awam kementerian
berkenaan, Puan Nur Ashikin Othman, berkata 10 daripada pemaju
terbabit dikenakan tindakan itu kerana kesalahan penipuan dan
penyelewengan yang disabit kesalahannya oleh mahkamah.
Developer owes $363,000 in
THE developer, whose land is being scheduled for auction tomorrow, leaving
370 housebuyers in the lurch owes the Klang Municipal Council (MPK)
$363,000 in assessment arrears. A MPK spokesman said that legal action was
initiated as Lee Man Construction Company Sdn Bhd had failed to pay
outstanding arrears since 1986.
delivery of house
* SOFI, who bought a house in Taman Bukit Teratai, dose not know when he
can move in. He says the delivery of the house is eight months late and,
though he should get compensation of $2,900, the developer is only giving
him 60 per cent of the amount.
PKNS to repair damaged
THE Selangor Development Corporation, PKNS, will still repair the damaged
houses in Taman Seri Putera, Banting, although they have been occupied for
more than seven years. PKNS public relations manager Yusof Othman said it
will still respond accordingly to the complaints from the house-owners.
time for house buyers
THE auction of land proposed for a housing project for which some 370
people had paid nearly $1 million in deposits has been postponed. Lawyers
for the Klang Municipal Council, which had sued the developer for $365,000
in assessment arrears, have verbally advised auctioneer E.K. Tan and
Company of the postponement.
THE auction of a piece of land for a housing project for which some 370
people had paid nearly $1 million in deposits, has taken a new twist. It
is learnt an application had been submitted last week to the Kuala Lumpur
High Court for an order to sell three of the 61 lots that make up the
project site in Section 4, Port Klang.
buyer sees red 16/01/1992 MM By Kamala Nagappan; Rosma Omar
CHUNG of Jalan Gopeng, lpoh, wants to know whether a developer has the
right to insist on payment of booking fees and a 10 per cent deposit
before producing the sale and purchase agreement. In a letter to Hotline,
Chung says he and his friend had booked two flats and subsequently asked
the developer for the agreement to show to their solicitors.
over rate for late delivery
* LING of Taman Bukit Teratai who bought a house feels she is entitled to
100 per cent in compensation rates for late delivery charges. "The
developer had agreed to pay the compensation of 100 per cent in the sale
and purchase agreement but now they are only agreeing to pay 60 per cent,"
Property legal fee rules
17/01/1992 MM By Alina Simon
LAWYERS' fees in property transactions will be more specific this year
under the revised Solicitors' Remuneration Order 1991. Bar Council
president Manjeet Singh Dhillon said the new fee schedule makes it easier
for vendors and purchasers to work out the amount to pay their respective
wait for late delivery sum
* LIM of Taman Eng Ann, Klang, wonders how much longer he, has to wait to
get compensation for the late delivery of his condominium unit. "I took
delivery a year later than stated in the agreement but I have yet to
receive any compensation," he says
Apartment owners want CFs issued
20/01/1992 NST-CITYX By K. Don Buddhadasa
RESIDENTS at Apartment Dahlia, Pandan Indah, are unhappy that they have
not been issued certificates of fitness (CF) but only temporary occupation
licences (TOL). They said the developers should fulfil all requirements to
ensure that buyers get the CF.
houseowners protest to MB
PORT DICKSON, Sun. - A group of disgruntled housebuyers today caused a
stir when they protested to Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohamed Isa Abdul Samad
during a key handing over ceremony at the Desa Permai housing scheme
today. The group, whose names were not in a list of 160 people who got the
keys to their new homes, was angry that the developer had not included in
the list 213 housebuyers invited to the ceremony.
Lewat: Ganti rugi hanya
21/01/1992 HM By Tertipu bin Teraniaya
SAUDARA Pengarang, Saya adalah pembeli rumah harga sederhana rendah Taman
Saga Ampang ingin melahirkan rasa tidak puas hati terhadap pemaju yang
gagal menyiapkan projek perumahan mengikut jadual seperti yang dinyatakan
dalam surat `Perjanjian Jual Beli'.
homes quite a headache
DISGRUNTLED houseowners of Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya Selatan want the
developer to resolve a list of problems without further delay. They
include broken gates, uncovered water tanks, hairline cracks on the walls,
leaking pipes, collapsing drains, lack of water metres, clogged drains,
streetlights that are not switched on and absence of telephone service.
Abandoned houses sees
WORK on 105 units of double-storey terrace houses in Taman Sri Kindali,
along Jalan Sungai Chua in Kajang, will continue after Chinese New Year.
The housing project, which was abandoned in 1985 due to the economic
slowdown, was placed under receivership.
Lift out of order
23/01/1992By PMM . Selvarani; Kamala Nagappan; Rosma Omar
* CS of Seri Ledand Condominium Bukit Wangsa in Wangsa Maju is fed up with
the poor maintenance and service provided by the developer. "The lift is
always out of order and the complaint is only attended to after about two
to three weeks," she says.
projects yet to seek aid
24/01/1992 BT By Jennifer Jacobs
THE fate of 170 abandoned housing projects throughout the country hangs in
balance as the February 29 deadline set by the Government for submission
of applications for assistance under the Abandoned Housing Project Fund (AHPF)
draws closer. To date, the fund has not received any application from the
developers concerned to help revive the projects. The fund will be
discontinued from March 1 this year.
Ting urges developers to
apply for funds
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Housing developers have been urged to apply for
funds to revive abandoned projects as the deadline is drawing near and
less than half of the allocation has been taken up. Housing and Local
Government Minister Dr Ting Chew Peh said today the deadline - which is
the end of next month - would not be extended.
Tuan tanah ditipu $10j
25/01/1992 HM By Hamid Karim
KUALA LUMPUR: Beberapa pemilik tanah lot bangunan di Jalan Sultan Ismail
mendakwa ditipu kira-kira $10 juta oleh sebuah syarikat pembinaan.
Sehubungan itu, 12 daripada 65 pemilik itu membuat aduan polis di Bukit
Aman semalam terhadap Lian Seng (KL) Properties Construction Company
SOME 40 owners of shophouses and flats along Jalan Sultan Ismail are in a
quandary - their fully paid for properties are to be auctioned by a
finance company because their developer had mortgaged them. They claim the
developer had recharged the properties for $6.44 million with Supreme
Finance (M) Bhd in July 1985 using a master title without their consent
though they are the rightful owners.
report against developer
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - A group of buyers have lodged police reports against
the developer of a block of flats in Jalan Sultan Ismail for charging
their property to a finance company for a $6.144 million loan. The buyers,
who have completed payments for their units, found out that Supreme
Finance (M) Berhad recently took action to foreclose and sell the land
charged to them by the developer.
buyer sees red over CF
25/01/1992 MM By Kamala Nagappan; Rosma Omar
* SUBRAMANIAM of Jalan Sungei Besi complains of delay in getting the
certificate of fitness (CF) for a low-cost flat the bought. "We have
already received vacant posession on Sept 12 last year but the CP is still
pending," he adds.
Schools a must in new schemes
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - All major housing schemes in the city must
provide provision for schools before they can be approved, Datuk
Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar said today. He said the Government had now
made it mandatory for developers of reasonably large housing schemes
in Kuala Lumpur to have schools within the schemes.
Sport facilities a must!
DEVEOPERS who plan to embark on housing projects in
Kuala Lumpur will now have to provide adequate sports facilities. Datuk
Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar said City Hall was recently directed by the
Government to notify all housing developers to comply with the ruling.
Developer owes council $2.2
27/01/1992 MM By Elan Perumal
ONE of the biggest property developers in Klang has acquired another
superlative, albeit a shameful one. It owes the Klang Municipal Council
$22 million in assessment arrears -the single biggest debt by any property
Shortage of red bricks 30/01/1992
IPOH, Tues. - Housing contractors here, experiencing an acute shortage of
red bricks, want the Government to make them a price-controlled item. They
said the industry had been facing a shortage of red bricks for two months,
resulting in the price of the bricks spiralling to 18 sen each from 14 sen
a month ago.
Hope for 21 abandoned
SEREMBAN, Thurs. - All is not lost for developers of 21 abandoned housing
projects which have been dropped from the list of projects to be revived.
State Executive Councillor (Exco) Hon Choon Kim said they could still be
revived if the developers or housebuyers could provide the relevant
information on the projects to Bank Negara's Abandoned Housing
Rehabilitation and Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Assistance Funds.