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Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday October 4, 2013 MYT 8:02:13 AM
by m. mageswari
KUALA LUMPUR: A property developer failed in its bid to quash an order requiring it to pay RM80,000 in damages to seven house buyers for defect marble flooring and paintwork in their Danau Villa semi-detached houses here.
High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Zaleha Yusof dismissed a judicial review application by Faber Union Sdn Bhd and ordered it to pay an additional RM2,000 in costs to Saadiah Manap, S. Kumar, T. Vithyavathi, Lim Tien Kim, Leh Geok Meng, Mohd Azmal Khan S A Ahamed Maideen and Mubina Ravinder Abdullah.
In its application filed on Jan 30, the developer named the Tribunal for Housebuyers Claims and seven house buyers as respondents.
Tribunal president Gurdev Singh had on Dec 31 last year held that the house buyers had proven their case over issues of marble and paintwork in their four semi-detached houses.
He awarded a sum of RM20,000 in damages, costs of RM500 to each claimant and ordered the developer to pay the amount by Jan 30.
The developer paid the amount.
The developer wanted to quash the decision of the tribunal on grounds that there was a breach of natural justice in respect of their claims.
Lawyer K. Jayaratnam, who acted for five house buyers with counsel Paari Perumal, said Justice Zaleha ruled that the tribunal did not breach the provision of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 over sittings of the tribunal.
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