Strata Titles Act to be amended to address issues on dilapidated buildings

KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (Act 318) are remaining drafted to address the situation of dilapidated properties in the state, reported Housing and Community Federal government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

He explained the amendment associated consent by device homeowners, as very well as technique for the termination of strata scheme, to permit reconstruction of the making.

“Although there is no law on it but, several urban renewal programmes have been applied considering the fact that 2000. It entails the implementation by the personal sector for city renewal parts to create proper economic returns.

“For dilapidated buildings or places that do not provide financial returns to the private sector, the government can look at a variety or method of city renewal to avert the region or constructing from further more deteriorating and elevating the issue of ‘urban decay’,” he advised the Dewan Rakyat throughout the Ministers’ Issue Time right now.

He was responding to a query from Bukit Bendera (PH) MP Wong Hon Wai on the ministry’s strategy in introducing programmes and guidelines on city renewal to deal with the situation of obsolescence of previous flats in the town.

Reezal also reported a regulatory effect assessment would also be introduced as a commence in direction of the formulation of new conclusive and comprehensive laws to make certain the correct to residence could be preserved, as perfectly as urban renewal enhancement could be carried out.

“When we want to formulate a regulation that involves city enhancement and renewal, it will be relevant to almost seven or 8 (existing) rules,” he stated, including that the legislation consist of the Countrywide Land Code, Strata Titles Act, Strata Management Act, Land Acquisition Act and City Planning Act.

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