GATED communities cannot be
created because the access roads that have to be blocked do not
belong to the residents living in such housing schemes.
Selangor Housing and Real Property Board executive director Alinah
Ahmad said once the
developer applied for the titles for the individual homes in the
area, the access roads had to be handed over to the local authority
"The problem will arise when the application is made for individual
titles for the houses in the area as the title cannot be released
without the access roads and other common areas being handed over to
the local council," she said.
She said there were laws that allowed for such projects although
there were numerous housing schemes where the developers had
advertised that the houses being sold were gated communities.
Alinah said in such
instances the buyers ended up being the victims.
She added that once the
common areas had been handed over to the local authority even the
guard-house would have to be torn down as the land it was built on
did not belong to the residents.