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Housing Development Account (‘HDA’) for Private Housing Developers in Peninsular Malaysia: Law and Legal Issues


Md Dahlan, Nuarrual Hilal (2019) Housing Development Account (‘HDA’) for Private Housing Developers in Peninsular Malaysia: Law and Legal Issues. Malayan Law Journal, 4 (xxxvii). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0025-1283

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Abstract

In Peninsular Malaysia, it is a mandatory requirement that all housing developers who carry out housing development must open a Housing Development Account (‘HDA’). The housing developers are only allowed to use the funds subject to the conditions of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 (‘Act 118’). Thus, the purchasers’ money can be protected. Nonetheless, despite this law, some practices have caused losses to purchasers. This paper highlights this issue through two case studies of housing projects in Peninsular Malaysia. The author used a composite of a qualitative case study and legal research methodologies to explain and analyse the issues in this paper. The author finds that despite there being a law governing the HDA, there are still dishonest methods used by irresponsible housing developers that have caused irreparable damage to purchasers. At the end of this paper, the author suggests ways to overcome the problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abandoned Housing Projects, Housing Development Account, Issues, Fraudulent Housing Developers, Purchasers’ Losses, Legal Remedies
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 02:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 08:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26362

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