by Nancy Nais
KUCHING, March 11: The Sarawak Housing Purchaser Claims Tribunal today ordered a local developer to rectify and rebuild the fences for six houses at Taman Samarindah, Kota Samarahan.
The decision was made by tribunal president Peter Lim Thiam Seng together with members Simon Woon Ta Meng and Trabawan Mandi after the hearing this morning.
The six claimants lodged their complaints against the same developer for not abiding with the original specification when the fences were built.
Lim in his judgement said: “According to the documents of the Sale and Purchase Agreement, we find their claims valid and therefore we order the developer to rectify the defects within 30 days after receiving our letter which will be issued as soon as possible.
“Once the developer has replaced the fence, our tribunal officers will visit the site for joint inspection to ensure that it is properly done.”
He also touched on the issue of safety as raised by the claimant in regards to the fence.
“In respect to this, the fence is important especially when it comes to safety. Owners with small children in the family may end up wandering outside of the house compound or falling into the drain,” he said at a press conference after the hearing.
Lim added that if developers failed to comply with tribunal directives, they may be fined not more than RM5,000 or jailed not more than two years under the Section 53(1) of the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Ordinance 2013.
They could also be fined RM1,000 per day for late compliance. — DayakDaily