Weekly Industry News

Compliance cost and what it means

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The calls to reduce compliance cost and capital contributions in housing developments have been made for some time now and finally, the government or ...

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Choose the right leaders and prosper

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The concept of a management body should be fairly clear to a management corporation’s council members and even long-time strata property owners....

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Gamuda proposes levy

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Gamuda Bhd has proposed a levy where developers would have to pay 2% of their total revenue based on sales to the government instead of having quotas ...

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Utilities and the push for cheaper homes

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IN the 1970s, utility companies rightfully invested and provided the necessary capital expenditure to install the requisite infrastructure to serve th...

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KRI: Bank Negara doing the right thing

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Relaxing lending guidelines to achieve property sales is not the right way to tackle the issue of affordability, said Khazanah Research Institute (KRI...

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Govt should control house prices

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It is the government’s duty to ensure house prices remain affordable for the people, especially those in the low and middle income groups, said Khazan...

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Demand for alternative accommodation picking up

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MAN’S search for the new and unique is never ending. It goes beyond the four walls into space travel. Neither their pursuit for gains and rewards. The...

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Should be `Needs’ based and not `Race’ based

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HBA offers feedback to YB Menteri on issue of Bumiputra Quota HBA refers to the statement by the Honourable Minister for Housing and Local Government,...

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Selangor govt and Maybank Islamic to offer affordable home solution

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The Selangor government has partnered Maybank Islamic Bhd to offer a rent-to-own (RTO) solution for affordable homes. Selangor becomes the first state...

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Rent-to-own scheme to be expanded — Zuraida

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The government is looking to expand the rent-to-own scheme for the bottom 40 per cent income (B40) group on government-owned properties. Housing and L...

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Property crowdfunding quandary

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When Budget 2019 was to be announced, I held 110 expectations as our finance minister had repeatedly hinted that it was a budget of sacrifice. Surpris...

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Budget 2019: A question of affordability

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The issue of affordable housing is not new. We often see the masses voicing their grouse of being in a situation where completed housing units are &#8...

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