JOHOR BARU: In an effort to reduce red tape, the Johor State Housing Development Corporation (PKPJ) has cut the waiting period for a certificate of fitness for occupation from two months to one week.
Johor Housing and Local Government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said that PKPJ has also reduced the required forms to apply for a house from 17 documents to only five papers.
“These are some of our new approaches to cutting costs and waiting time for people to own a house.
“Like previously, those who wish to apply would need to send in 17 documents in hard copy form all the way from Mersing, or Muar.
“But now they only have to upload five documents to our eRumah Johor portal,” he said when contacted.
It is also important for the applicants to ensure that the email addresses that they have used to register are active and accessible as all the information will be sent online, he added.
The five documents needed are the husband and wife's identification card copies, marriage certificates, village chief confirmation letters (for non-Johorean), and pay slips.
The application can be made through the erumah.johor.gov.my portal, where applicants can also see any new housing projects and the current housing projects that are open for registration.
Meanwhile, Mohd Jafni also shared that 117 people have been selected to apply for the Rumah Mampu Biaya Johor (RMBJ) in Batu Pahat.
“The applicants were selected through the open balloting process on Sept 27 and the certificate of fitness for occupation was given on Oct 2,” he said there are three housing projects in the district, namely Taman Desa Botani, Taman Rengit Mewah, and Taman Mutiara Perdana.