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A comparative study on the feasibility of introducing a law to regulate retail tenancies in Peninsular Malaysia

Syed Abdul Kader , Sharifah Zubaidah and Mohamad, Nor Asiah and Amin, Naemah and Kassim, Salina (2016) A comparative study on the feasibility of introducing a law to regulate retail tenancies in Peninsular Malaysia. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS) 2016, 26th-28th April 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia has no special law to regulate retail tenancies unlike the position in Australia and the United Kingdom. This article discusses the present tenancy law in Malaysia, identifies gaps, looks at the position in Australia and highlights defining features of the law regulating retail tenancies there. Employing both, quantitative and qualitative research methods, a survey was carried out on landlords and tenants of retail premises in the Klang Valley. The findings reveal that there are various issues and problems arising out of the relationship of landlord and tenant of retail premises in the Klang Valley and that both generally favour proposals to improve this relationship. A majority of respondents are agreeable to a special mediation body for settling retail tenancy disputes so as to avoid court action. Further, a large proportion of respondents are also supportive of a specific law to regulate retail tenancies. The article concludes with recommendations on the defining features of a proposed law to regulate retail tenancies in Peninsular Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 1742/50572
Uncontrolled Keywords: retail, franchise, law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Zubaidah Syed Abdul Kader
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 09:11
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 09:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50572

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