983 families to be offered rent-to-own homes by 2020

A TOTAL of 983 residential units under the Selangor Smart Sewa programme are expected to be rented out to Selangor residents by next year.

State Housing and Urban Living Committee chairman Haniza Talha said currently, 341 units were rented out under the state government’s rent-to-own programme, while another 101 units would be open to the public by the end of the month.

She added that 541 units were under construction and would be ready to be rented out by next year.

“The Selangor Smart Sewa programme is to help those who cannot secure end-financing to own a property by providing them houses at reasonable rental rates while helping them save for the initial cost to own a home.

“Under the programme, they can rent the unit for only five years. After the contract period, 30% of the rental paid by the tenant will be set aside and refunded as an incentive for the tenant to buy their own home.

“The state, through the Selangor Housing and Property Board (LHPS), will give priority to the residents to buy the available Rumah Selangorku units,” she said.

Haniza said this in response to Daroyah Alwi (PH-Sementa) who asked on updates about the programme.

She added that the units currently rented out are in Pangsapuri Tun Teja and Pangsapuri Rimba Jaya in Shah Alam, Pangsapuri Arista, Azaria and Asteria in Klang as well as Bandar Seri Coalfields in Ijok.

To a question by Ronnie Liu (PH-Sungai Pelek), Haniza said there were 303 Rumah Selangorku units that were completed and sold last year.