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An invention of "build-then-sell" in Malaysia via the housing law

Sufian, Azlinor and Sapian, Abdul Razak (2009) An invention of "build-then-sell" in Malaysia via the housing law. In: CIBW 107 Symposium on Construction in Developing Economies: Commonalities Among Diversities, 5-7 October 2009, Bayview Hotel, Goergetown, Penang.

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Abstract

For years Malaysia has been practicing "sell-then-build" in the housing development and for years also the concept has contributed to various types of problems, mainly to house purchasers. The urge from several quarters especially the National Housebuyers Association, has be part of the cause for the government to initiate few steps in implementing the "build-then-sell" in stages. Besides several incentives in terms of policy, the first step under the law to promote the "build-then-sell" is by introducing schedule I and J in the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Regulations 1989 (Amendment 2007). It is the aim of this paper to look into the so called "build-then-sell" according to Malaysian style which actually does not reflect the "build-then-sell" in toto. The paper then will analyze both schedule I and J above and also will consider other points that may be relevant to the issue of "build-then-sell".

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1736/9354
Uncontrolled Keywords: build-then-sell, sell-then-build, buying-off the plan, housing law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr Azlinor Sufian
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 06:41
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 14:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9354

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