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2,000 pengurus pangsapuri enggan tukar meter Syabas  01/04/2009 BH
Kaedah pukal jadi cagaran desak penghuni bayar kos selenggara  PUTRAJAYA: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas), mengesan lebih 2,000 pengurusan bangunan bertingkat terutama pemaju kondominium, pangsapuri

It's a pie in the sky, say house buyers 02/04/2009 NST By K. Harinderan
Saravana Kumar says his home was robbed twice in six months KUALA SELANGOR: The brochure painted a picture of posh resort living in a safe, green environment. But as far as 50 bungalow lot owners living in Saujana

'Scheme plagued with many problems' 02/04/2009 NST
KUALA SELANGOR: The lack of security is not the only issue the residents of Saujana Utama have to contend with. The scheme is plagued with many other problems as well. The residents claimed that the stench from a farm

Umbrella body for apartments 02/04/2009 The Star By ZULKIFLY MOHAMAD
DEVELOPERS of 86 apartments and flats have applied to the Seberang Prai Municipal Council in Penang to form the Joint Management Body (JMB) to streamline the management and maintenance of their buildings. Council

Legal action against errant developers 06/04/2009 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
LEGAL action will be taken against developers in Selangor who fail to call for a meeting of the Joint Management Body (JMB) under the Building and Common Property (Management & Maintenance) Act 2007. Selangor Real

Talam's projects to be revived 06/04/2009 NST By Halim Said
KUALA LUMPUR: Stalled housing projects by developer Talam Corporation Bhd will be revived and completed within two years. The developer has promised to complete more than 20 phases in 11 housing projects. The projects are in

Residents put up with foul stench for nine months 06/04/2009 NST K. Harinderan
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 8,000 residents in Puchong have had to put up with the stench from a sewage pond for the last nine months after the developer wound up its business. The developer of the Taman Puchong Intan housing

Only 2,900 residents of Lestari Puchong get CFs 07/04/2009 The Star
AFTER waiting for more than six years, more than 2,900 residents from Lestari Puchong received their Certificate of Fitness (CF) from the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) at a handover ceremony at the Jalan LEP 3/1

Squatters upset over house price 07/04/2009 NST Naveen Mathew Menon
SELAYANG: Some sat in stunned silence, while other residents of the Bukit Botak squatter settlement shouted their dissatisfaction, berating Selayang member of parliament William Leong Jee Keen. They had just been told at a

House buyers, take note of differences in systems 08/04/2009 The Star
WE at the HBA view with interest some housing project advertisements in the newspapers recently. They prominently state 10-90 as the mode of payment and went on to say, “Pay 10% and no payment until vacant

Bangsar Baru to be guarded and gated 08/04/2009 NST By Halim Said
The Bangsar Baru Residents Association hopes to curb crime in quiet lanes like Jalan Telawi. KUALA LUMPUR: Plans are afoot to turn Bangsar Baru, one of the city's most popular neighbourhoods, into a tightly-guarded and

2,992 pembeli rumah teres lega dapat CF 09/04/2009 Berita Harian Sentral Oleh Umi Nadirah Abdul Rahman
SEBAHAGIAN penduduk mengambil sijil pada Majlis Penyerahan Sijil Layak Menduduki Bagi Projek Perumahan di Taman Lestari Putra, Bandar Putra Permai di Seri Kembangan. Penantian pemilik kediaman Taman Lestari Putra

New house for new year dashed 10/04/2009 NST
THEIR dreams of moving into a new house for the new year came to a naught after the developer announced that the project has been delayed. FRUSTRATED: Some of the buyers of JP Perdana housing project showing their partially

Dilemma in low-cost housing 11/04/2009 The Star THE REAL ESTATE By ANGIE NG
WITH the global economic crisis still some way to go before bottoming out, developers are looking at all avenues to cut costs and stay afloat. The softening property market is still not showing signs of abating any time soon, and

Promised posh living in Pantai Sepang Putra a farce 13/04/2009 NST Streets mail: By M.I.K, Shah Alam
WITH reference to your report "Lake of horror" (Streets, March 25), I am also one of the retirees who bought a small single-storey bungalow fronting a man-made lake at Pantai Sepang Putra in Sg Pelek, Sepang. There are five such

No house, but forced to pay the bank 14/04/2009 The Star
ABOUT 165 families who paid their deposits to purchase houses at Taman Genting Raya, near Chemor, Ipoh five years ago are suffering because their houses have not been completed, Tamil Nesan reported.

New FT minister has work cut out 15/04/2009 NST By Minderjeet Kaur
IF the new Federal Territories minister were to start jotting down what needs to be done to improve the city in a notebook it would be full in no time. He would probably be wondering which problem should he tackle first. Any

142 firms, 479 directors blacklisted over stalled projects 15/04/2009 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 142 companies and 479 directors were blacklisted as at March 13 after their housing projects stalled. Housing and Local Government Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Kabit said action was

Frustrated house buyers can seek help 16/04/2009
I REFER to “No house, but forced to pay bank” (The Star, April 14). I share the frustration, suffering and plight of house buyers whose developer closed shop without finishing the job.

Ministry to be people-centric 16/04/2009 The Star
PETALING JAYA: The Housing and Local Government Ministry will strive to be people-centric and put the interest of the people first when making decisions, its minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha said. “We cannot afford to be indecisive.

Strata titles for Kepong shop owners 16/04/2009 The Star By Jayagandi Jayaraj
AFTER successfully getting the Certificate of Fitness (CF) for their properties, Kepong Entrepreneurs Park Shop Owners Association is now working towards getting their strata titles. The association has engaged a surveyor to

Squatters at a complete loss 16/04/2009 The Star By Stuart Michael
SIX years ago, 88 units of houses for former squatters in Taman Selayang Mutiara Phase 2C2-2, formerly known as Kampung Bukit Botak, were supposed to have been completed. However, the former squatters, who had been

Housing woes top the PCB list 16/04/2009 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Housing problems and local council issues make up the highest number of complaints received by the Public Complaints Bureau, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator T.

Ministry guidelines for improved Alam Flora services 16/04/2009 NST
There have been many complaints about Alam Flora’s services, including the stench of the liquid leaking from its garbage trucks. KUALA LUMPUR: City folk can now look forward to better garbage collection services as Alam

Menteri turun padang 16/04/2009 Harian Metro Oleh Salman Hamat
KUALA LUMPUR: Hasil pendedahan media berhubung masalah perumahan terbengkalai di Taman Desa Puteri Ampang di sini Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT), Datuk Seri Panglima Lajim Ukin

Review laws on bankruptcy 17/04/2009 The Star
To me, this sounds rather unusual. This young engineer’s father was a contractor working with a housing developer. The owners of this company abandoned the entire project and migrated to Canada, leaving the contractor with a

What makes a landed, gated and guarded project? 18/04/2009 The Star
ON April 4, John left his semi-detached home in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, at 6.30am. He returned at about 1pm to find that it has been broken into. He lost RM45,000 and was badly traumatised, not so much by the loss but

Security still a concern in landed, gated and guarded projects 18/04/2009 The Star Stories by THEAN LEE CHENG
Developers believe landed gated and guarded (G&G) projects are preferred for two main reasons: security and community living. However, they are quick to add that nothing is fool-proof. All the developers spoken to have, at one

JMB tidak berfungsi 20/04/2009 Harian Metro Oleh Maiamalina Mohamed Amin
GOMBAK: Hampir 11 tahun menghuni Apartmen Idaman Suria, Medan Idaman di sini bukan keselesaan diperoleh penduduk, sebaliknya himpunan masalah bermula dengan penyelenggaraan tidak teratur hingga berkait soal

Dream homes turn into a nightmare 21/04/2009 The Star By THO XIN YI
WHEN the residents of Taman Puteri Subang in Shah Alam first moved into the housing estate, they thought they would be able to enjoy a pleasant and comfortable lifestyle. But a few years later, their dream homes have turned

Pasukan khas pulih projek terbengkalai 21/04/2009 Berita Harian Oleh Magendran Rajagopal
Cara berkesan atasi masalah pemaju, pembeli KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan Petugas Khas Pemulihan Projek Terbengkalai ditubuhkan bagi menangani pelbagai masalah membabitkan pembeli dan pemaju perumahan yang semakin meningkat sejak kebelakangan ini berikutan kemelesetan ekonomi sejagat.

End to electricity woes at Taman Asa Jaya flats 23/04/2009 The Star  Story and photo by GEETHA KRISHNAN
POWER was restored to the common areas of Blocks A, D and E of the Taman Asa Jaya Flats in Kajang after developer Housing Management Sdn Bhd agreed to settle its electricity dues. In a recent meeting, the developer

City Hall stops Palm Court AGM 24/04/2009 The Malay Mail By Kharleez Zubin
THE ongoing Palm Court condominium joint management body (JMB) saga has taken yet another twist — with City Hall also weighing in. Plans by the current JMB to hold an annual general meeting this Sunday to get residents’

Ray of hope for Bukit Gasing folk 27/04/2009 The Star By YIP YOKE TENG
RESIDENTS of Bukit Gasing are delighted that the High Court has granted them leave to proceed with an application to nullify the development order on a Bukit Gasing project issued on Oct 2, 2007 by the then Kuala

Waive supplementary pact, tribunal tells developer 27/04/2009 The Star
KLUANG: A Consumer Claims Tribunal here ordered a developer to waive a supplementary agreement signed by a couple to buy RM19,867 worth of furniture as part of the RM116,000 price for their double-storey house. Salesman

Paramount Venue plans to build apartments in Sentul 28/04/2009 Business Times By Sharen Kaur
Developer Paramount Venue Sdn Bhd aims to launch six blocks of low-cost and low-medium cost apartments worth RM62 million collectively in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, over the next 8-15 months. The company will launch four blocks

Developers given three months to hand over strata titles 30/04/2009 The Star By FAZLEENA AZIZ
DEVELOPERS in Kuala Lumpur have been given three months to hand over strata titles to the respective owners or they stand to face legal action. According to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail, the drastic move is


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