Property Chat: If I were the Housing Minister (Part 2)

Last week, I presented the National House Buyers Association (HBA)’s: ‘tick where applicable” checklist to our newly minted Minister of Housing & Local Government, YB Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican in my article published on Dec 11, 2021 entitled: ‘If I were the Housing Minister” I have since received positive feedback from my fellow volunteers, friends of HBA, industry players, stakeholders, civil servants, politicians from both sides of the divide and housing developers (of the decent and responsible variety).

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Property Chat: If I were the Housing Minister

The National House Buyers Association (HBA) is appreciative of the housing in­dustry’s significant contributions to our country’s economic development and likewise mindful that house buyers play an im­portant role as the industry’s customers.

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Property Chat: BTS 10:90 is not BTS

According to earlier news reports, the Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said there are only four developers in Malaysia capable of carry­ing out the build-then-sell (BTS) concept.

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HBA: Affordable housing measure is a good move but execution also important

PETALING JAYA (Oct 31): The National House Buyers Association (HBA) lauded on government’s move in offering affordable housing to the low income group but also advised that the provision of such housing projects need to be done with thorough research to meet the market needs, said HBA’s honorary secretary general Datuk Chang Kim Loong.

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Renovation: Get it right from the start

Mass housing development is the mass production of a few standard home designs that often fail to satisfy any actual house buyer’s need, thus inadvertently leading to the emergence of a spin-off industry known as “renovation”.

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Booking fees: Legalising the prohibited?

The collection of booking fees by developers is a common practice in Malaysia during property transactions, but many might not be aware that it is actually prohibited under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989 (HDR).

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