MBPG sets rescue plan for problematic strata homes

MBPG will act as JMB or MC for poorly maintained strata properties until they can manage themselves. — Filepic

Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) has established a management committee to oversee 277 types of strata titles, totalling more than 16,000 units in the city.

Pasir Gudang mayor Datuk Asman Shah Abd Rahman said the committee was set up under Section 86 of Strata Management Act 2013 for the maintenance and management of buildings and common properties associated with strata titles.

“Strata properties refer to property developments where the building or land is divided into parcels, and the accessory parcels and common property are managed under a management system.

“They include flats, apartments, condominiums, townhouses and houses in gated-and-guarded communities.

“Pasir Gudang has 227 strata titles managed by joint management bodies (JMB) and management corporations (MC).Asman Shah says MBPG is Johor’s first city council to carry out a strata rescue operation.Asman Shah says MBPG is Johor’s first city council to carry out a strata rescue operation.

“Some of these properties are poorly maintained, resulting in numerous complaints.

“As the Commissioner of Buildings (COB), MBPG decided to set up a management committee on June 1 to address these concerns, ensuring all property owners’ issues are resolved,” he said when contacted.

Asman Shah claimed that MBPG was the first city council in Johor to carry out a “rescue operation” for property owners.

He also said that this year, the rescue operation would start with Flat Taman Air Biru, Flat Tasek 64 and Flat Taman Cendana, comprising a total of over 1,000 units.

“The committee will prioritise properties where the JMB has failed to collect maintenance fees or hold general meetings. It will act as the JMB or MC until the property can manage itself.

“For this year, we allocated RM100,000 to resolve any issues these three properties may have,” he said, adding that all strata properties were projects by private developers.

Asman Shah said MBPG planned to assist three other strata properties next year, with an additional RM100,000 to address issues faced by owners.

On another matter, Asman Shah said MBPG would carry out a review of its manifesto which was launched in March 2021, after being granted city status.

“We want to review how many projects have been accomplished since Pasir Gudang became a city, including the use of AI CCTV, tracking systems for heavy vehicles, family recreational parks, and provisions for petty traders,” he said.

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Housing , Strata Property , MBPG , JMB , MC


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