PETALING JAYA (July 16): Should there be a limit to a strata management committee's power especially with regards to the usage of the sinking fund? Although existing laws do not impose legal limitations on a committee's powers, Solaris Dutamas Management Corporation (MC) chairman Datuk Nabhesh Khanna said a cap should perhaps be put on the usage of the sinking fund at any one time.
PETALING JAYA (July 16): The implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic from March 18 to May 4 had undeniably posed numerous challenges to Joint Management Bodies (JMBs) and Management Corporations (MCs) of strata properties.
PETALING JAYA (July 16): The Strata Management Act (SMA) should be reviewed to include the duties and responsibilities of strata building management committee members and chairman, urged Sri Penaga Condominium Management Corporation (MC) past chairman Khaw Chay Tee.
PETALING JAYA (July 16): Developers should rethink their building strategies for high-rise strata properties especially in terms of density in relation to safety and disaster management issues.
The recent successful prosecution of cases involving failure to comply with awards handed down by the Strata Management Tribunal (SMT) is a milestone in the enforcement of the Strata Management Act 2015 (SMA).
PETALING JAYA (July 6): Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has become the first local authority in Malaysia that took legal action using the Strata Management Act 2013 against maintenance fee defaulters.
PETALING JAYA (June 10): Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) of strata developments can now be conducted physically, according to the government's latest Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines on strata management for the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase which began today (June 10).
PETALING JAYA (May 22): More stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s for short term rental operations in strata buildings are needed to prevent the spread of diseases such as the Covid-19, said Henry Butcher Mont’ Kiara executive director Low Hon Keong.
The general understanding is that both the Joint Management Body (JMB) and Management Corporation (MC) are entrusted with the powers and responsibilities to manage common areas of stratified developments, enforce by-laws and collect maintenance charges and contributions to the sinking fund and others.