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Enforcement of housing law in Malaysia: issues and challenges

Amin, Naemah and Syed Abdul Kader, Sharifah Zubaidah and Kassim, Salina (2015) Enforcement of housing law in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: International Conference on “New Directions in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice” (NDMRP -2015), 12-13 May 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Due to the significant nature of private housing project to public at large, housing developments in Malaysia is governed by stringent laws and regulations with the main purpose of protecting the interests of buyers. Despite the existence of these legal instruments, complaints on housing-related problems remain one of major consumers' complaints in Malaysia for the past many years. This includes complaints relating to abandoned project, late delivery of vacant possession, low quality material and workmanship, lack of basic amenities etc. In addition to the system of 'sell then build' that is commonly blamed for causing those problems, the question also arises as to whether the laws have been effectively implemented and enforced. The study aims to assess the existing enforcement mechanisms in housing industry which may be derived from private, public, administrative and self-regulations initiatives. The focus is to identify the adequacy and weaknesses of each mechanism in achieving a high degree of compliance possibly at lowest cost. The study also highlight challenges posed in implementing and enforcing housing development regulations. Ultimately, the study hopes to shed light on further improvements of the enforcements efforts which can enhance the effectiveness of legal measures in regulating the housing industry and safeguarding the interest of house buyers.

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 546/43776
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enforcement, housing law, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof.Dr Naemah Amin
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 11:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43776

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