Govt formulating law to prevent legal action against delayed housing projects

June 29th, 2020 Leave a comment

Delayed housing projects due to MCO

Housing developers and homebuyers of projects affected by the enforcement of the movement control order (MCO) cannot take legal action against one another if the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 is passed by Parliament.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured) said the bill is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat in the middle of next month.

“Many housing projects were disrupted and had to be stopped until they could not be completed in the stipulated time. As they occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot blame any party, including the developers and homebuyers.

“When we draft the bill, there will be a clause where both parties (developers and buyers) cannot sue one another. We will be making new terms,” she told reporters after visiting the Kamunting Fire and Rescue Station here yesterday.

To date, she said 700 to 800 applications had been received from developers to extend their completion periods, which had been interrupted for three months due to the MCO.

“Buyers must also accept the fact that they cannot make any claim based on the original agreement,” she said.

Source: EdgeProp.my


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