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GENERAL NEWS REPORTS
(1999)
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CF lebih cepat 01/01/1999 BH
SITIAWAN, Khamis - Mulai esok semua pemaju perumahan boleh mendapatkan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) dalam masa kira-kira dua minggu berikutan penggubalan Undang-Undang Kecil Bangunan Seragam 1984. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata pemaju perumahan boleh mendapatkan CF lebih cepat berikutan pihak berkuasa tempatan perlu meluluskan permohonan dalam masa dua minggu dari tarikh permohonan diterima.

Builders to get CF within 2 weeks, says Ting 01/01/1999 BT
AS FROM this year, housing developers should be able to get certificate of fitness (CF) for their projects within two weeks following amendments to the Uniform Building Bylaw 1984, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. For speedier CF issuance they will have to submit complete E Form and meet the criteria required by the local authorities, he said in Sitiawan yesterday

Insufficient time to consider house offer 05/01/1999 MM
THE manner in which a housing developer is conducting its balloting process is unfair, claims Buyer. Buyer, who intends to buy a unit at the phase 4C/12 housing project in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, said there is not sufficient time to consider the offer thoroughly.

Amicable solution to dispute 06/01/1999 MM
SRI MUTIARA Condominium residents in Sungai Besi, who were locked in a bitter stand-off last Monday evening with their building management over parking arrangements, have reached a compromise. During a two-hour meeting yesterday, the management agreed to let the residents park their vehicles in the condominium car park provided they settle their maintenance fees.

Pertandingan bina rumah lereng bukit 07/01/1999 BH By Fazli Abdullah
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Kabinet hari ini mengarahkan Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan menganjurkan pertandingan membina rumah di lereng bukit bagi membuktikan pelaksanaan projek itu di kawasan berkenaan boleh dilakukan tanpa menjejaskan alam sekitar. Penekanan utama pertandingan itu ialah dari segi pelan susun atur projek, mengelakkan pemotongan bukit dan penebangan pokok serta tidak merosakkan keadaan topografi di kawasan pembinaan.

Giving ear to residents' woes 08/01/1999 MM
RESIDENTS of Wangsa Permai, Kepong, finally received the attention they have been seeking for more than a year. Last Wednesday, Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Azmi Khalid, along with Selayang MP Datuk Chan Kong Choy and Paya Jaras State Assemblyman Datuk Saidin Tamby, turned up at their doorstep to listen to complaints.

Culture of maintenance must take precedence 12/01/1999 NST
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad's recent call to adopt the "culture of maintenance" was certainly timely. Over the years, a fair number of properties and facilities, including government-owned ones, are in a sorry state because of the lack of proper maintenance

Petition filed to wind up condo developer 14/01/1999 NST
KUANTAN, Wed. - A group of 19 buyers of a high-end condominium project in Sungai Karang today filed a petition in the High Court to wind up the developer in their bid to revive and complete the project. The project, called Sunny Beach Resort, was supposed to be completed in 1995. It was abandoned in 1996 after only 90 per cent completed.

State units to keep tabs on developers 15/01/1999 The Star
Kuala Lumpur: All states have agreed to set up their own housing development monitoring units to keep tabs on the industry. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said yesterday that, among other things, the units would ensure developers complied with housing laws.

Helah pemaju rumah 15/01/1999  HM
KELANA JAYA: Pemaju perumahan yang sengaja memperdaya bakal pembeli dengan tawaran iklan rumah bertentangan produk yang ada atau mungkin tidak wujud, akan disenaraihitamkan. Tindakan mereka itu menjejas keyakinan orang ramai terhadap kredibiliti industri perumahan negara

Double whammy for house buyers 23/01/1999 NST Editorial Voice
Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is distinctly exasperated with the shenanigans of certain developers.

Perjelaskan syarat jual beli rumah 
24/01/1999 BM By Mona Ahmad
KAJANG: Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh mengarahkan peguam yang menguruskan jual beli rumah dan hartanah memberi penjelasan mengenai kandungan serta syarat penting dalam perjanjian kepada pembeli sebelum mereka menandatanganinya bagi mengelakkan kekeliruan. Langkah itu bertujuan memudahkan pembeli memahami dan mematuhi kehendak sesuatu perjanjian jual beli, seterusnya dapat mengelakkan sebarang kesulitan pada masa depan.

Peguam wajar bantu pembeli rumah 25/01/1999 BH
PELBAGAI masalah boleh berlaku dalam proses urusan jual beli rumah. Kerumitan yang bakal dihadapi oleh sukar dijangka dan kebiasaannya boleh menyebabkan pertelingkahan sehingga perlu dibawa ke mahkamah. Ini kerana segala urusan jual-beli adalah tertakluk kepada pelbagai undang-undang. Antaranya adalah undang-undang yang sudah lama wujud dan undang-undang yang baru digubal mahupun yang dipinda untuk menyesuaikannya dengan masa dan zaman. Kegagalan kita mengetahui kesan-kesan peruntukan yang tertentu dalam undang-undang itulah yang menyebabkan kesusahan, kerumitan dan kerugian. Persoalannya ialah sejauhmana selaku pembeli kita membaca dengan teliti dan faham dengan sempurna setiap perjanjian yang ditandatangani. Bagi orang biasa perjanjian yang disediakan dilihat sebagai agak kompleks dan berputar belit bahasanya. Walaupun boleh dikatakan menjadi satu kebiasaan untuk perjanjian disediakan dengan menggunakan perkataan agak susah difahami, apalagi ada ketikanya disediakan dalam bahasa Inggeris, ini tidak bermaksud pembeli atau penjual harus lepas tangan dan menerima saja apa yang diberikan.

Squatters: We were cheated into vacating homes 25/01/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - A group of 12 squatters in Ampang Jaya today claimed to have been cheated by a landowner after agreeing to vacate their homes in 1997 for a low-cost housing project. They alleged the landowner failed to compensate each squatter family with RM6,500 and also reimburse them for 18 months' house rental, after they had shifted out from the 7ha site.

'Build and Sell' concept for housing under study 25/01/1999 NST
GOPENG, Sun. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into the possibility of introducing the "Build and Sell" concept where housing developers will have to complete projects before selling units to the public. Its minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said this was to protect house buyers against the possibility of housing projects being abandoned.

'Sell first, build later' concept to be reviewed 25/01/1999 NST
The Government will consider making it compulsory for developers to build houses first before selling the units even though a previous study has found that the concept is unsuitable.

Kaji jual rumah selepas siap 25/01/1999 BH
GOPENG, Ahad - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan mengkaji semula cadangan untuk melaksanakan konsep `Bina dan Jual' dalam industri perumahan bagi melindungi kepentingan pembeli. Berdasarkan konsep itu, pemaju hanya boleh menjual rumah selepas ia siap dibina bagi melindungi pembeli daripada berhadapan dengan risiko projek perumahan terbengkalai

State keen on buy-and-sell concept 26/01/1999  NST
SHAH ALAM, Mon. - The Selangor Government is willing to co-operate with the Housing and Local Government Ministry to carry out a study on the possibility of introducing the build-and-sell concept for houses. Menteri Besar Datuk Abu Hassan Omar said the State Government welcomed the concept as it would protect house buyers from the possibility of housing projects being abandoned.

No water supply yet 26/01/1999 MM
DESA HARTAMAS' project manager has refuted claims by residents that they did not finalise procedures with Selangor Waterworks Department to ensure supply. An official from MBf Properties Sdn Bhd said the department would approve the water supply connection only after the houses have been issued the temporary certificate of fitness (TCF).

Pemilik rumah keliru bayaran insurans 27/01/1999 BH
BUTTERWORTH, Selasa - Beberapa pemilik rumah kos rendah di Taman Segemal di sini, mendakwa keliru dengan tuntutan dua pihak iaitu institusi kewangan dan pemaju perumahan untuk bayaran insurans kebakaran rumah mereka. Pengerusi Biro Perkhidmatan Pengaduan Awam MCA negeri, Ooi Chuan Aik, berkata enam pemilik rumah di kawasan perumahan itu menemuinya untuk mendapatkan bantuan bagi menangani masalah yang dihadapi dan dipercayai lebih ramai pembeli turut terbabit

Get titles endorsed to enjoy quit rent cut: MB 29/01/1999 BT
HOLDERS of old title deeds too can enjoy the quit rent reduction announced by the Selangor Goverment recently. But first, they have to get their titles endorsed by the respective district Lands and Mines Department or at the newly opened Strata Title Unit at the State Lands and Mines Department in Shah Alam, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Abu Hassan Omar said yesterday.

MB: Low quit rent only for property with strata titles 29/01/1999 NST
SHAH ALAM, Thurs. - The reduction of up to 90 per cent in quit rent for properties in Selangor will only cover units with strata titles, Menteri Besar Datuk Abu Hassan Omar clarified today. He said only unit owners with newly-issued strata titles will enjoy the reduction while those whose titles were issued earlier would have to get them endorsed by the land office before they can enjoy a similar reduction.

Hukum pemaju dajal 30/01/1999 HM By Si Kalam
KALAM terkejut sakan apabila mendapat tahu sehingga kini, belum ada sebarang peruntukan undang-undang membolehkan Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, menyenaraihitamkan pemaju perumahan tidak bertanggungjawab. Perkara ini, yang mendedahkan kepincangan dalam sistem penyelarasan industri perumahan di negara ini, dimaklumkan menteri berkenaan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, kepada pemberita, semalam.

Saman pemaju jika rumah tak sempurna 30/01/1999 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Orang ramai yang mendapati rumah mereka beli mengalami kerosakan atau prosedur pembelian lebih menguntungkan pemaju tidak bertanggungjawab, digesa membawa perkara itu ke mahkamah. Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan menyokong penuh tindakan itu kerana ia bukan hanya dapat membela kepentingan pembeli tetapi 'mengajar' pemaju supaya lebih bertanggungjawab.

No permits for errant builders: Ting 30/01/1999 The Sun
Kuala Lumpur, Fri: Mindful of the jump in complaints against developers, the Housing and Local Government will not issue permits to errant builders.

54 pc rise in complaints against developers 30/01/1999 NST
Kuala Lumpur, Fri - There was a 554 per cent increase in the number of complaints against housing developers in 1998 compared with the previous year, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today.

1,135 complaints from property buyers in 1998 30/01/1999 BT
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry received a total of 1,135 complaints from property buyers last year, an increase of 54 per cent from the 737 it received in 1997. Among others, its minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh attributed the rise to the frequent inspections made by the ministry's Enforcement Division to get feedback from the buyers.

 

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