Amendments to Housing Development Act to be tabled in 2025


Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad (2nd right) and Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming (2nd left) witnessing the handover of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Perak Housing and Real Estate Board chief executive officer Mohamed Akmal Dahalan (right) and National Housing Department director-general Datuk KN Jayaselan (left) at Saarani's office here on Wednesday (July 10).

IPOH: The amendment to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act to impose stiffer penalties on errant property developers is targeted to be tabled in Parliament next year, says Nga Kor Ming.

The Housing and Local Government Minister said that, together with the National Housing Department, they are now conducting engagement sessions with all relevant stakeholders.

"We will listen to the stakeholders and homebuyers first before we decide anything," he said after witnessing the handover of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Perak Housing and Real Estate Board chief executive officer Mohamed Akmal Dahalan and National Housing Department director-general Datuk KN Jayaselan at Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad's office here on Wednesday (July 10).

The MoU was signed to resolve abandoned housing projects in the state.

"We will then conduct studies and research on the amendments as well.

"I target for the amendment to be tabled in Parliament next year," he added.

Meanwhile, Saarani, who also witnessed the handover ceremony, said the MoU would focus on three aspects: monitoring projects deemed to have problems, collecting information and rejuvenating abandoned housing projects.

"We are taking the initiative to resolve the problem," he said.

Saarani said 58 housing projects in the state have been identified as abandoned, involving about 4,000 units of homes as of May 31 this year.

He said five of these abandoned housing projects have been listed as having actions taken first.

These included private projects like D'Aman Residensi Meru Raya here, Taman Tapah Permai in Tapah, Taman Cempaka 2 in Manjung, Taman Seri Emas in Kampar and Taman LImau Emas in Beruas.

"The D'Aman Residensi project will continue by the end of July and is targeted to get its certificate of completion and compliance by the end of the year," he said, adding that the other projects were still being planned.

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