Published: Wednesday November 11, 2009 MYT 9:31:00 PM
By EDWARD RAJENDRA and CHRISTINA TAN
"The words ‘housing developer’ and ‘housing development’ have been defined in section 3 of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (‘the Act’). These statutory definitions have severally been discussed and examined by the courts in several cease law and it has been contended that the meanings of the definitions are too loose, enigmatic and vague. The certitude on the meaning of ‘housing developer’ and ‘housing development’ is a must for otherwise, it would be difficult for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) and as well as to the public to identify persons deemed to be ‘housing developers’ or carrying out ‘housing development".
Price: RM60.00 or USD15.40 (inclusive of postal charges)
New Book Release Titled “Comparative Housing Sale & Purchase Agreements Under The Malaysia, Singapore and New South Wales Housing Laws”
Author: Nuarrual Hilal Md. Dahlan
Publisher: Universiti Utara Malaysia Press
Abandoned housing projects is one the major problems in housing industry in Peninsular Malaysia. The reasons leading to this problem are many. This catastrophe has caused multifarious problems to the stakeholders, particularly the purchasers who become the aggrieved parties. Until to date there is no effective and once-and-for-all means to face the problems of abandoned housing projects. One of the factors, which causes abandonment of housing projects in Peninsular Malaysia, is the lack of political will on part of the government to adopt an affirmative better housing delivery system, for instances the ‘full build then sell system’ and the introduction of a housing development insurance to face the problems of housing abandonment. This book provides in-depth analyses of the terms and conditions of the statutory standard sale and purchase agreements as enshrined in Schedules G, H, I and J of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989. The objective of this book, among others, is to identify the weaknesses of the terms of the agreements, if any, which may have contributed to the problem of abandoned housing projects and their consequential troubles. As comparative analyses, the terms and conditions of the sale and purchase agreements as applicable and enforced in the Republic of Singapore and New South Wales, Australia, are chosen. The purpose of these comparative analyses is to find the terms and conditions in these foreign jurisdictions’ agreements which can be learned and adopted in the statutory standard sale and purchase agreements (Schedules G, H, I and J) and for the betterment of the Malaysian housing industry, as a whole and in the protection of the interests of the stakeholders, in particular the purchasers as against the problems of housing abandonment and its consequences.
Price: RM 47.00 (Ringgit Malaysia: Forty Seven Only)