Crisis management: Property managers should embrace technology

PETALING JAYA (April 10): The new norm has become the norm, and property managers need to step up their game in embracing technology usage to meet expectations and stay relevant and competitive in the near future, said Malaysian Institute of Property and Facility Managers (MIPFM) president Adzman Shah.

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Refrain from requesting Covid-19 test results from tenants – MIPFM

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): Joint management bodies (JMB) or management corporations (MC) of apartments and condominiums should seek legal opinion before taking action in requesting tenants of the apartments or condominiums to present their Covid-19 swab test results before allowing them to enter their premises, said Malaysian Institute of Property and Facility Managers (MIPFM).

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MIPFM: Stamp duty exemption may not help strata property purchasers

PETALING JAYA (Nov 6): Malaysian Institute of Property and Facility Managers (MIPFM) president Adzman Shah (pictured) said the full stamp duty exemption on Memorandum of Transfer (MOT) and loan agreement for first home priced below RM500,000 will be good for the property market but it may not help strata property purchasers if the strata titles are delayed beyond 2025.

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JMBs will need to comply with flat rate maintenance fee ruling

PETALING JAYA (May 21): In light of the Federal Court's decision today to dismiss an application to appeal a Court of Appeal (COA) ruling on flat rate maintenance charge for mixed strata developments, the Malaysia Institute of Property and Facility Managers (MIPFM) president Adzman Shah Mohd Ariffin has advised Joint Management Bodies (JMBs) of such developments that are charging different maintenance rates for different parcels, to comply with the ruling.

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Consider tax rebates for SMEs including property management companies

PETALING JAYA (March 26): The government should consider giving tax waivers or rebates especially on Sales and Services Tax (SST) and corporate tax for small and medium sized businesses or SMEs as they will be among the hardest hit by the Movement Control Order (MCO) which is now extended a further two weeks to April 14, 2020 to stem the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia.

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