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Repeal of the Rent Control Act and its impacts on the pre-war shophouses in George Town, Malaysia

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Sulaiman, Mohd Bashir (2006) Repeal of the Rent Control Act and its impacts on the pre-war shophouses in George Town, Malaysia. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS), 79 (1). pp. 107-121. ISSN 0126-5483

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Pre-war buildings including the shophouses constitute an important element in the urban fabric of Malaysian cities. Being located within the traditional commercial areas, these buildings not only adorn the streetscape but support urban living and socio-economic activities. The Control of Rent Act 1966 (Act 56), enforced on 1 January 1967 by the Government of Malaysia, by default contributed to the heritage conservation in Malaysia. However, the Malaysian Government repealed the Act in 1997. The repeal of the Act adversely affected the historic buildings in the country. This paper studies the impacts of the repeal of the Control of Rent Act on the rent and property markets of pre-war buildings in general and the extent of renovation of the shophouses in particular in Noordin Street in Georgetown, Penang.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/51940
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rent Control Act 1966, Shophouse, Heritage conservation, Repeal of the Rent Control Act, Georgetown
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 14:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 14:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51940

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