dream home has become a long-drawn nightmare. Buyers of the Mutiara
Court in Bandar Sunway are still in the lurch. Although the condominium
was issued a Certificate of Fitness (CF) for occupation by the Subang
Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) seven months ago, they are still unable to
move in. Why?
strange scenario is that the building was given the CF without utilities
such as water and electricity being installed first. The normal practice
is that a CF is issued only after all the essential utilities are in
are also unhappy with the yet-to-be ratified defective workmanship. They
are still waiting to be paid the liquidated ascertained damages (LAD)
that the Housing Tribunal awarded them in July.
condominium was originally to be delivered to the buyers between January
and March last year, but the vacant possession letter only came in April
to Kelana Jaya MP Loh Seng Kok, who is assisting the buyers on the
matter, Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) and Tenaga Nasional
Berhad (TNB) have confirmed that water and electricity are ready to be
developer’s responsibilities to install individual meters at each unit,”
that he had arranged meetings between the buyers, the developer
Westcourt Corporation Sdn Bhd, TNB and Syabas, but the developer didn’t
send attend any of the meetings.
had also sought the help of MPSJ president Adnan Md Ikhsan on July 6,
but nothing came out of it.
are now contemplating taking legal action against the architect involved
in the project, the developer and the council, as their queries with the
authorities have shown up various alleged irregularities in the
Jaya assemblyman and MPSJ councillor Datuk Lee Hwa Beng, meanwhile,
defended the MPSJ decision to issue the CF for the condominium.
in an email response to the buyers that the MPSJ was only interested
that all the necessary bylaws are adhered to, and since the developer
had apparently met all the legal requirements, the MPSJ was correct in
giving the CF.
Khing Hong, however, pointed out that if the bylaws allowed a developer
to hand over to purchasers a condominium that was not fit to be lived
in, then something was surely not very right or proper.
Jessica Tan said that they had been told that Housing Ministry officials
were unable to enforce the Housing Tribunal decision directly.
only help us initiate a civil suit file. But to file the civil suit
requires a year or more because we have been told that there are
thousands of backlog cases,” she said.