HBA tells Rehda to redefine affordable housing – report

PETALING JAYA (Oct 15): The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has called upon the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) to redefine its “outright unrealistic” definition of affordable housing, according to a New Straits Times report.

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Lim Guan Eng: No to foreigners-only townships

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): Reiterating Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's stance, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng emphasised that while Malaysia welcomed all foreign property investors, it was opposed to the construction of townships exclusively for foreigners.

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Govt looking into hiking minimum property prices for foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): Putrajaya is studying the possibility of increasing minimum property prices for foreign buyers Housing and Local Government Ministry secretary general Datuk Mohammad Mentek told a local business publication that “a new threshold will be set based on the condition of the local currency”.

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HBA: Allow EPF to offer home loans to members

PETALING JAYA (June 19): The National House Buyers Association (HBA) is urging the government to allow the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) to extend financing for home purchases – particularly of affordable units – to eligible members, reported Free Malaysia Today.

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Dewan Rakyat passes Limitation, Arbitration bills

KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): The Dewan Rakyat yesterday passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018, which extends the time limit of up to three years to house buyers to lodge a complaint over latent defects in their properties, Bernama reported.

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