KUCHING, Sept 7: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) conducted a briefing on Strata Management Ordinance 2019 today to provide its councillors, officers and staff with better understanding of the law, regulation and policy which came into effect on March 1 this year in order to ensure responsibilities and duties can be executed effectively.
MBKS Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, in his opening speech during the briefing, emphasised that the Strata Management Ordinance 2019 seeks to ensure that maintenance funds and sinking funds are collected by the relevant developers, joint management bodies, management corporations and subsidiary management corporations to ensure common facilities are managed and maintained responsibly.
“The Strata (Subsidiary Titles) Ordinance 2019, on the other hand, serves to improve and streamline processes especially in the issuance of parent and subsidiary titles that are under the purview of Lands and Survey.
“I am sure most of the things that I have just briefed on are considered very new to some of us, but nevertheless let us learn from the expert today so that we are aware of each and everyone’s duties, responsibilities and expectations in order to help the public when it comes to strata development,” he said.
The briefing was conducted by Abu Bakar Sepawi, an experienced architect from the Planning and Housing Policy Section under the Ministry of Public Health, Housing and Local Government.
MBKS Deputy Mayor Hilmy Othman and AG City secretary Hajah Zainab were among those present.
Meanwhile, The Strata (Subsidiary Titles) Ordinance 2019 and Strata Management Ordinance 2019 came into effect to replace Strata Title Ordinance 1995 (Chapter 18) to meet the rapid changes in today’s strata development.
This is to ensure strata buildings and common facilities are always in a good state of repair and maintenance for the benefits of owners and tenants alike.
These laws, amongst many others, stated in the latest Ordinance, which were never specified previously are meant to secure the rights and privileges of buyers while protecting all stakeholders in strata developments.
Processes have also been streamlined and improved for speedy issuance of parent and subsidiary titles while there are better provisions for enforcement and investigation powers of the Ordinance. — DayakDaily