Friday, March 23, 2012

New owners urged to form JMB quickly

SELAYANG: Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) will help owners of a new medium cost development here set up a Joint Management Body (JMB) to ensure all problems at apartments are addressed promptly.

"It's important to form a JMB committee as soon as possible to channel complaints about repairs and maintenance from residents to us, the developer. We will assist in this," said PKNS deputy general manager Noraida Mohd Yusof during a ceremony to hand over mock keys to nine selected Banjarai Court home owners, near Batu Caves, last Saturday.

Almost all the units at the five-block high-rise have been sold and the owners are expected to move in shortly.

Noraida advised the house owners  present – many of them first-time owners - to check their units for defects and to report their findings to the site office located on the ground floor at Block A.

She added that PKNS was committed to building more homes to cater to demand in Selayang.

She said the 612-unit apartments, with built-up area between 1,012 to 1,245 sq ft, were sold for around RM270,000 to RM330,000 each.

State executive councillor for housing Iskandar Samad lauded PKNS' move to assist residents in setting up the JMB immediately.

The Cempaka state lawmaker agreed with Noraida that a JMB should be set up as soon as possible.

He also urged residents at Banjaria Court to be alert to acts of vandalism at their new premises.

"There's no point having the best amenities that money can buy if they are vandalised by irresponsible people," he said.

Iskandar congratulated the 60 new house buyers who turned up to view their units.

"It's a good decision to have purchased a unit here. I understand the units have appreciated by 30 per cent since they were launched in 2009," he said.

The housing project was completed some eight months ahead of schedule - Alvin Yap, Selangor Times.