Movable property were confiscated for failing to clear maintenance fees

Two residential units in a condominium near Batu Feringghi today received a warrant of detention of movable property from Penang Commissioner Of Building (COB) for Penang City Council (MBPP).

Penang COB Director, Sr. Nik Ariff Long Dir said, the warrant was issued in accordance with Section 35, Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757).

He said the warrant was issued at the request of the Joint Management Body (JMB) Edan Fairview due to the failure of the two residential units to pay maintenance fees amounting to RM9,802.60 and RM12,347.87 respectively.

“This warrant aims to recover the arrears apart from court action. This is an option by JMB to ask the homeowner to clear the outstanding maintenance fee.

It is hoped that the firm action today will send a clear message to buyers and owners not to disregard their responsibility under the law to pay the monthly maintenance fees to ensure that management and maintenance in a strata building can run smoothly.

confiscate-eden-fairviewAlso present were JMB Eden Fairview Chairman Khoo Boo Yeang and JMB Eden Fairview Lawyer Willie Ong.

According to Nik Ariff, the latest warrant today is the fifth warrant issued since 2018.

For the first unit, the owner of the premises involved promised to settle the arrears this afternoon while the second unit was found unoccupied.

Therefore, the MBPP acted to enter the premises to seize movable property in accordance with the legal provisions.

Meanwhile, Willie Ong in his statement said that unit one has arrears from December 2015 to January 2020.

“The second unit has been in arrears from April 2015 to January 2020 where arrears for all other dependents during the seizure must be paid by the unit owner,” he said.

It is understood that within 14 days, the owner can reclaim the movable property if he can settle the arrears.

However, if they fail to do so, the movable property will be auctioned off.

Source: Buletin Mutiara


  1. anthony
    July 18th, 2020 at 09:42 | #1

    Dear Penang Property Talk,

    FYI Publish Headline Title Spelling error “Movable Proprety” should be Property.

    Thank You.

  2. Internation
    July 18th, 2020 at 19:12 | #2

    I believe what they meant was “chattel” movable e.g. furnitures and so on…

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