New Book Releases: “Legal Issues in the Rehabilitation of Abandoned Housing Projects”

Author: Nuarrual Hilal Md. Dahlan

Publisher: UUM Press (Penerbit UUM)

Blurb

Abandoned housing projects is one of the housing problems in Peninsular Malaysia. Even though there are laws and policies provided by the Malaysian Government to control housing industry, yet abandoned housing projects problem is still an unsettled issue for the Malaysian Government to tackle. The real victims are the purchasers themselves. Virtually, there is no standard common way to face the problems of abandoned housing projects. Likewise there is no similar specific method to deal with the rehabilitation of abandoned housing projects. This is due to the fact that in each and every abandoned housing project and its rehabilitation, the problems and issues faced by the stakeholders vary. Thus different methods are used to face the problems especially to rehabilitate the projects. If the projects are not viable for rehabilitation, the projects will be stalled forever without any prospects for rehabilitation, to the detriment of the purchasers. This book discusses the law and practice in rehabilitating abandoned housing projects in Peninsular Malaysia. Certain suggestions are also provided in this modest book for facing the problems of abandoned housing projects and their rehabilitation in Peninsular Malaysia and for the betterment of the housing industry in Peninsular Malaysia.

Abstract

Abandoned housing projects is one of the housing problems in Peninsular Malaysia. Even though there are laws and policies provided by the Malaysian government to govern housing industry, yet abandoned housing projects problem is still an unsettled issue for the Malaysian government to tackle. The real victims are the purchasers themselves. Virtually, there is no specific and common ways to face the problems of abandoned housing projects. This is due to the fact that in each and every abandoned housing project, the problems and issues faced by the stakeholders vary. Thus, different methods are used to face the problems especially to rehabilitate the projects.  If the projects are not viable for rehabilitation, the projects will be stalled forever without any prospects for rehabilitation, to the detriment of the purchasers. This book elaborates and discusses the law and practice in rehabilitating abandoned housing projects in Peninsular Malaysia, particularly in respect of two (2) housing development projects at Taman Harmoni, Balakong and Taman Lingkaran Nur, Kajang, Selangor. It also illustrates, by way of comparative method, the laws and practices as applicable in New South Wales, Australia and the Republic of Singapore in dealing with the rehabilitation of abandoned housing projects in their respective jurisdiction. From the comparative approach, the author forwards certain suggestions at the end chapter of the book for facing the problems of abandoned housing projects and their rehabilitation in Peninsular Malaysia

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Abandoned Housing Projects in Peninsular Malaysia: “Facts and Figures”

Chapter Three: Issues and Problems in the Rehabilitation of Abandoned Housing Projects

Chapter Four: Rehabilitation of Abandoned Housing Projects With Reference to the Decided Case Law

Chapter Five: Phase II, Taman Harmoni, Balakong

Chapter Six: Phase 1A, Taman Lingkaran Nur, Kajang

Chapter Seven: The Way Forward to Face Abandoned Housing Projects

 

 

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