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Developers not going in for audited accounts
11/01/2008 The Star
THE call for audited accounts to be submitted by property developers prior to setting up Joint Management Body committees seems to have fallen on deaf ears in the Kajang municipality. To date, the Kajang Municipal Council has only received audited accounts from 80 developers, a small number compared to the 72,474 properties recorded in the municipality as of July 2007.

COB terima aduan penduduk Taman Sri Muda
10/02/2008 Sinar Harian
Shah Alam - Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) memaklumkan bahawa Pesuruhjaya Bangunan (COB) telah menerima aduan penduduk pangsapuri blok 3A dan 3C, Taman Sri Muda, Seksyen 25 mengenai masalah penyelenggaran dan pengurusan bangunan bagi pangsapuri berkenaan.

Penduduk dibantu urus pangsapuri kos rendah
12/02/2008 Utusan Malaysia
PANDAN INDAH 11 Feb. - Penduduk Pangsapuri Kos Rendah (PKR) di Selangor kini boleh merujuk kepada Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor (LPHS) berhubung soal pengurusan dan penyenggaraan kediaman mereka.

Pemaju wajib tubuh JMB sebelum 11 April
19/02/2008 Utusan Malaysia Oleh Siti Airunnisa Alaui
PANDAN PERDANA 18 Feb. - Semua pemaju rumah bertingkat di Selangor dikehendaki menubuhkan Badan Pengurusan Bersama (JMB) sebelum 11 April ini, kata Pengarah Eksekutif Lembaga Perumahan dan Hartanah Selangor (LPHS), Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad.

Penduduk tidak jelas tunggakan, mesyuarat ditangguh 23 Mac
15/03/2008 Utusan Malaysia
AMPANG Hasrat penduduk Pangsapuri Riveria 2, di sini, untuk menubuhkan Badan Pengurusan Bersama (JMB) tidak kesampaian apabila kebanyakan daripada mereka masih belum menjelaskan tunggakan sehingga 31 Januari lalu.

Problems managing housing schemes
02/05/2008 The Star
ALL 42 state housing projects in Penang are being managed on deficit funds as many residents failed to settle their monthly maintenance fees, said state Town, Country Planning and Housing Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai. Citing the Gat Lebuh Noordin flats as an example, he said RM124,981.49 was spent on maintaining the flats last year but the collection amounted to only RM75,944.80.

Clean up, Saravanan tells high-rise managements
09/05/2008 The Star By Izatun Shari
KUALA LUMPUR: A stern warning has been given to the management committees of flats, apartments, condominiums, gated communities, commercial buildings, shopping complexes, service apartments, industrial parks and town houses as well as residents' associations to clear rubbish in areas under their jurisdiction.

Palm Spring panel formed
10/06/2008 The Star By Tan Karr Wei
RESIDENTS of Palm Spring@Damansara in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, have set up a joint management body (JMB) and want the developer to hand over the management of the property to them. According to Palm Spring joint management committee (JMC) sub-committee member Richard Siew, 50, the commissioner of buildings (COB) had issued a certificate endorsing the setting up of the Palm Spring JMB.

Residents say management body indifferent to problems
13/06/2008 The Star By Geetha Krishnan
A small group of residents of Venice Hill Tower 10 near 9th Mile Cheras, Selangor, are in a dilemma as their problems are not being resolved by the condominium management. The group alleged that certain members of the joint management body (JMB) were indifferent and acting in a high-handed manner and had refused to entertain their complaints.

Complaints aplenty from Menara City One residents
28/06/2008  NST By Nuradzimmah Daim
KUALA LUMPUR: Many would give an arm and a leg to live in the heart of the city, but the residents of Menara City One Condominium feel they don't have much to boast about. They have numerous complaints about the management of the building in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, near Jalan Masjid India, which also houses 49 shoplots on the ground floor.

Housing issues and health among new councillor’s priorities
01/07/2008 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
IT IS good news for house buyers that a a member of the National House Buyers Association (HBA) is part of the confirmed list of councillors for the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ). With numerous abandoned housing projects in areas under the council's jurisdiction, the HBA honorary secretary-general Chang Kim Loong can perhaps now look into ensuring that future projects will not suffer the same fate and that house buyers' rights are protected.

Accumulated pains for residents
12/07/2008 NST By Noel Achariam
KUALA LUMPUR: Three years ago, the developer of the SPPK flats (Block One) in Cheras "left" the residents with RM30,000 in the "maintenance fees kitty". The RM30,000 was the balance of the maintenance fees collected from the residents by the developer over the past 17 years.

Forum shows residents' frustrations
16/07/08 The Star By Jade Chan
THE long Q&A session at the forum entitled Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act 2007 – Act 663 highlighted just how frustrated residents were with problems related to the Act.
The forum was organised by Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong’s office in collaboration with Subang MP R. Sivarasa.

Taking matters into their own hands
03/08/2008 New Straits Times By R.
KLANG: Owners and residents of Prima Bayu Apartments in Bayu Perdana here took charge and formed a joint management body to address problems on maintenance following the developer's failure to respond to the set up.

Three-year woes may soon be over
04/08/2008 NST By Azira Shaharuddin
SHAH ALAM: Hope is in sight for the residents of Alora Apartments in Taman Sri Muda, who have had to put up with deplorable living conditions for the past three years. The Shah Alam City Council, as commissioner of the apartment building, is expected to meet with the residents and developer soon to discuss the setting up of a joint management body (JMB) to address the problems faced by the residents.

Woes related to high-rise living
05/08/2008 The Star By Geetha Krishnan and Tan Karr Wei
THE high-rise pressure-cooker lifestyle is causing temperatures to rise among residents of apartments and condominium units, resulting in constant confrontation and conflicts between them and their joint management committees (JMCs).

Local councils prefer independent body to handle JMBs
05/08/2008 The Star
ALL mayors and local council presidents are de facto Commissioners of Buildings (CoB). Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman, however, feels that there should be an independent body to handle the formation of joint management bodies (JMBs). At present, the CoB functions through the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) property management and assessment department.

Condo officials ignorant of their rights
12/08/2008 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
MANY officials of joint management bodies (JMBs) of high-rise apartments and condominiums have no idea about the provisions of the Building and Common Property (Management and Maintenance) Act 2007 and are often unclear about their rights under the act, according to Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh.

Mak: Condo owners must know their rights

18/08/2008 The Star By Tan Karr Wei
RESIDENTS of apartments and condominium units should take a pro-active role in running their Joint Management Bodies (JMB). According to Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor Mak Khuin Weng, it is important for unit owners to know their rights to successfully run the JMBs and address any conflicts with the developers.

MPKj, IWK and developer agree to resolve problem
22/08/2008 The Star By CHARLES FERNANDEZ
RESIDENTS of Sentosa flats in Sungai Jelok, who have had to put up with a sewerage problem for the past four years, can finally heave a sigh of relief. The Commissioner of Buildings (CoB) unit of the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj), Indah Water Konsortium (IWK) and the housing project developer Seng Soong have promised to resolve the problem after the matter was brought up by Kajang Municipal Councillor S.T. Chandramohan.

Form body, residents and builder told
11/09/2008 The Star By M. Sivanantha Sharma
THE developer of Taman Perai Indah Flats at Taman Nagasari, Prai, Piala Mutiara Sdn Bhd, and residents should set up a joint management body to resolve long-standing problems faced by residents of Block C.

First JMB meeting for mall shoplot owners on Sept 28
11/09/2008 The Star
THE Prangin Mall Merchant Association (PMMA) is calling all lot owners to attend the first joint management body (JMB) meeting on Sept 28. Association chairman Ang Thean Hock urged all the 610 shoplot owners in Prangin Mall to attend the meeting as the committee would be in charge of the mall’s future management and maintenance.

Panel to study case over formation of JMB
14/10/2008 The Star
PENANG is mulling over a landmark case involving the formation of Joint Management Bodies in leasehold properties. A special committee has been formed to look into the issue after the state received an appeal to a Commissioner of Buildings’ (COB) decision from residents of a condominium in Tanjung Tokong. “A request from the Marina Bay condominium residents to form a Joint Management Body (JMB) was rejected by the COB in June after which, they appealed against the decision to the state.

Injunction on EGM over Amcorp Trade Centre
22/10/2008 The Star
OWNERS and tenants of the Amcorp Trade Centre who had been frustrated with their present Joint Management Committee (JMC) were prevented from holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) here recently by a court injunction. This was despite the fact that the owners and tenants had received a notice from Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Commissioner of Buildings Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman to hold the EGM.

Apartment owners speak out
13/11/2008 The Star Story and photo by OH ING YEEN
AT a recent meeting with the police, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and the Join Management Body (JMB), Taman Sri Manja Square One Apartment residents voiced their concerns for safety and the need for better parking facilities. Held at an unoccupied shoplot near the apartment in Old Klang Road, this was the first meeting the residents had with the respective authorities and about 200 residents turned up.

Proxy system comes under fire
17/11/2008 The Star
Condominium and apartment residents in Petaling Jaya have called for the abolition of the proxy system. They made this call in a meeting organised by the All-Petaling Jaya Selangor Residents Association Coalition (APAC) and the Condominium, Apartments and Highrise Committee (CAHC) on Friday (Nov 14) at Taman Mayang public hall.

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