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Clean air is vital for our wellbeing, and indoor air constitutes a huge part of the air we breathe.

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PBAPP: Villa Sri Melati JMB responsible for fixing leaking pipe

PETALING JAYA (Jan 25): Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) has asserted that the Joint Management Body (JMB) of Villa Sri Melati — a block of flats at Rifle Range, Penang — is responsible for fixing a leak in the main underground pipe that had swelled the water bill to a whopping RM268,258.

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BOVAEP should work with KPKT, COB to protect JMBs, MCs

PETALING JAYA (Jan 15): The Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEP) should work with the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) and commissioner of buildings (COB) to ensure that Joint Management Bodies (JMBs) and Management Committees (MCs) are protected from unscrupulous property managers, said Henry Butcher Malaysia (Mont’Kiara) Sdn Bhd executive director Low Hon Keong.

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Developers shall not hand over liabilities to JMB

PETALING JAYA (Nov 21): Property developers handing over their debts and liabilities mainly in the form of water and electricity arrears to joint management bodies (JMBs) will evidently jeopardise proper maintenance by the JMBs, said the Malaysian Institute of Professional Property Managers (MIPPM).

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Burning questions

ANTHONY LEE TEE Architect Centre Sdn Bhd, accredited architect and trainer What are the chances of a fire incident occuring at a high-rise residential building compared with a mixed development (residences atop a commercial podium)? If poorly managed, all types of properties are at risk due to faulty fire protection and fire-fighting equipment, obstructions in staircases and defective fire doors, which render them unsafe.

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