Giving condo owners a say over
fees for maintenance
25/05/2001 The Star
Buyers of condominium and apartment units will be able to decide on the rate
of maintenance fees under the new Building and Common Property Bill to be
Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas said at
present only developers of condominium units were given the right to set
“Under this Bill, a joint management body comprising developers and buyers
will be set up to take over the management of the building.
“Through this body, both the buyers and developers can then decide the
maintenance fees,” he said in reply to Senator Jaya Partiban.
To a question from Datuk Chin Fook Weng, Kayveas said condominium and
apartment owners would still had to pay their assessment bills as these were
collected by local councils.
“House assessments are paid for the maintenance of the areas outside the
buildings while maintenance fees are confined to the common property in the
condominium complex,” he said.