Circular No. 48/15: Seminar on Latest Amendments to Laws on Housing Development and Maintenance and Management of Buildings and Common Property (9 Dec 2015)

The Conveyancing Sub-Committee of the Johore Bar is organising a Seminar on the latest amendments to laws on housing development and maintenance and management of buildings and common property.

Synopsis of the topics covered in the seminar

In session 1, the speaker will highlight the recent amendments made by the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 [“HD(A)R 2015”], in particular:

  • focusing on the new Schedule H contract of sale which requires delivery of vacant possession of a parcel with strata title issued;
  • amendments made to the Strata Titles Act 1985 to synchronise with the new Schedule H;
  • renewal of housing developer’s licence;
  • advertisement & sale permit;
  • description contained in an advertisement;
  • collection of booking fees by persons acting as stakeholders; and
  • an analysis of amendments made by the new Schedule H contract of sale, and comparing salient provisions with the old Schedule H.

 

 

 

 

In Session 2, the speaker will discuss the new Strata Management Act 2013 [Act 757] and the new Strata Management Regulations 2015, in particular focusing on the differences between the old and the new regimes of management, including:

  • legislations relating to maintenance and management of buildings and common property before and after Act 757;
  • the importance of share units before and after Act 757;
  • assigning allocated share units where no share units have been assigned;
  • maintenance account and sinking fund account and computation of such sums;
  • maintenance and management before MC in existence and after MC in existence;
  • insurances;
  • disputes and Strata Management Tribunal; offences;
  • provisions applicable to management bodies;
  • the prescribed by-laws, and
  • the concept of limited common property and subsidiary management corporations.

 

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 9th December 2015 (Wednesday)
Time 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (Registration at 8.30 a.m.)
Venue Level 1, Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium

Johore Bar Building

No. 5 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru

Fees RM 63.60 for Members of the Johore Bar

RM 31.80 for Pupils-in-Chambers l Law Students

(Fees are inclusive of 6% GST, seminar materials, certificate of attendance, and coffee break)

CPD code T3/09122015/JHB/JHB152447/3 (3 CPD points)

 

Speaker: Andrew Wong, Advocate & Solicitor

The speaker is a senior member of the Malaysian Bar and was involved in the drafting of the new Strata Management Act 2013. He is currently the Chairman of the Conveyancing Sub-Committee of the Johore Bar.

Registration must be accompanied with payment to guarantee your place and is on a first-come first served basis for 90 registered participants.

Cash/Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Johore Bar House & Library Fund.

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration forms and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat not later than Tuesday, 8th December 2015.

 

Andrew Wong

Chairperson

Conveyancing Sub-Committee

Circular No. 48-15 Seminar on Latest Amendments to Laws on Housing Development and Maintenance and Management of Buildings and Common Property (9 Dec 2015)2

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