FAMILIES who bought houses in Kampung Delek, Klang with high expectations of moving in, had their dreams dashed as the project stalled after the developer ran into financial difficulties.
All 34 units of houses that make up Block A, B and C of the project, parallel to Lorong Haji An Nawawi off Jalan Kampung Delek Baru, are not completed.
Construction time for all three blocks differs but according to buyers, the Sale and Purchase Agreement was inked in 2014 and they were promised that keys to the units would be handed over after 24 months.
Wan Zalmi Wan Othman, 46, said he had purchased a two-and-a-half-storey house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms in Block A in September 2014.
“I am stuck as the developer is unable to give a definitive answer to me and other buyers about when the project will be completed.
“It is difficult as people are living with their in-laws, some are servicing housing loans while paying rent, and others who are retiring soon will need to move out of their government quarters, ” he said.
Wan Zalmi added that his unit was 75% complete but work had stopped, leaving the unit exposed to the elements.
“We are helpless and want the Housing and Local Government Ministry to step in and brief all 34 buyers on the status of the project.
“Our ad hoc committee is also looking at compensation for the unreasonable project completion time, which had caused us extra expenditure in rental fees, ” he said.
Another buyer, Saiful Azhar Misni, 39, said when he signed the S&P agreement for the house, the developer had promised that it would be completed in 24 months.
“I live in Kuala Perlis, Perlis and I want to move the family to Klang, but I am stumped by this problem.
“I hope the Klang Municipal Council’s Building Department and Selangor Housing and Property Board will step in to resolve the issue, ” he added.
Wan Zalmi said the developer must call for a meeting with the buyers as they have been left in the dark over the status of the project.
Meanwhile, people living parallel to the project want the developer to clean up the site, which is overgrown with weeds, attracting stray dogs, snakes and monitor lizards.
Mohd Mat Dom, 75, said MPK must check the area and order the developer to clean up.
“We have had some residents come down with dengue due to stagnant water in the area that has made it a breeding site for Aedes mosquitoes, ” he said.
When contacted, developer Tiang Seri Development Sdn
Bhd director Baizatul Hanim Ibrahim said the company would take “full responsibility to complete the project”.
“Tiang Seri Development admits that we have not been able to complete the project as we had run into some financial difficulties and had to change contractors several times.
“We have taken the initiative to engage a new contractor, ” she said.
She added that the new contractor would need three months to assess the incomplete structures, the roofing at some units, as well as plumbing and electrical wiring before accepting the job.
“For the record, we had given a brief report to the buyers on March 1, ” she said.
Baizatul Hanim also said that the developer would complete the project and planned to hand over the keys to buyers on the third week of December.