Council conducts check on Strata Management Act compliance

The MBSJ team examining documents during an audit compliance check at a JMB office.

Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ), in collaboration with Housing and Local Government Ministry, conducted an audit compliance check on an apartment Joint Management Body (JMB) in Seri Kembangan.

It was carried out to check on compliance with the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757) and standard operating procedure (SOP) of the National Recovery Plan.

The operation at the apartments in Serdang Perdana involved some 20 officers from MBSJ’s Commissioner of Buildings, MBSJ’s Enforcement Department, the strata management section under Housing and Local Government Ministry’s National Housing Department and security officers from the ministry.

“In accordance with the provision of powers under the Act, MBSJ conducted an audit on the residential apartment’s financial and management documents,” said MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid in a media statement.

Among the documents examined were minutes of the annual general meeting, minutes of committee member meetings, service contracts, service agreements, bank statements, cheques, collection reports, expenditure and payment reports, financial reports, ledgers, payment vouchers and utility bills.

These were for the period between 2017 and 2021.

“Following this inspection, several documents were taken for further investigations.

“If there is any instance of non-compliance, enforcement action based on powers under the Act will be taken against the JMB, such as fines or prosecution,” said Azfarizal.

“During the operation, the team also inspected the guardhouse, lift facilities, playground and apartment grounds for SOP compliance, and they were found to be satisfactory,” he said.

He stressed that MBSJ and the ministry would continue to periodically monitor JMBs and management corporations to ensure such bodies complied with the SOP in managing and maintaining their respective properties.

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