Dennis lauds tabling of Housing Devt Ordinance


THE introduction of Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Ordinance 2013 will hopefully prevent house buyers from falling victims to unscrupulous developers.

Dennis Ngau (BN-Telang Usan) said past incidences of developers not meeting standard as spelt out in the Sales and Purchase agreement or poor workmanship should be wake-up call for everyone.

“Generally, most families are happy and satisfied with what they paid for but at the same time there are cases whereby their dreams to own a house are shattered by irresponsible developers,” he lamented

Debating on the Bill at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting yesterday, Dennis said many of the cases reported could be due to loopholes in the current ordinance.

“Irresponsible housing developer will take full advantage of the loopholes, leaving their victims with endless burden to shoulder.

“I believe, as people are getting smarter, these problems would not end but might become more rampant due to high demand for houses in our state,” he cautioned.

In view of this, he said, the government’s efforts and far-sightedness in coming up with the amendments to the current ordinance should be lauded.

“This is because in our people’s relentless pursuit to own a house buyers sometimes do not bother to check the housing developer background or profile or sometime were misled by misleading information and the saddest part is some became victims of irresponsible developers,” he said.

As such, he said, there was no reason why people should not support such a law that would protect the interests of all parties concerned.