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MCO SERIES: Can a tenant ask the landlord for a suspension of rental (residential, office, retail, factory) in light of MCO?

As we were preparing this update, the MCO period is extended until 14.4.2020 as widely reported. Whilst the essential service providers are carrying out their business as usual, . . .

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MCO SERIES: In light of MCO, what can an employer do to reduce staff cost?

Many have written about whether the Employers must continue to pay salary during the MCO period. In a press report carried on 23.3.2020, the Human Resources Ministry issued . . .

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MCO SERIES: Clarity provided by KPKT as to the operations within a Strata Scheme Development Area

KPKT has just issued a circular (reference number: KPKT:800-7/2/1-JLD.5(59)) dated 21.3.2020 (today) in providing active steps to be taken by all JMB/MC in all stratified development area. The . . .

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MCO SERIES: Is Property Management Service deemed an “essential service” within the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the infected local areas) Regulations 2020?

As of now, we have yet to receive an official directive from the relevant ministry to declare that property management services be deemed essential service. At present, what . . .

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MCO SERIES: What impact does the Movement Control Order have over the property managers, other service providers to a JMB / MC?

On 16.3.2020, the Government imposed a Movement Control Order for the period of 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020 pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988. The . . .

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Strata Management Case Updates 22 – Can a JMB directly employ services of a property manager and can an employee of a JMB claim unlawful dismissal in the Industrial Relations Court?

Thong King Chai v One South JMB (Industrial Court) Award No. 2091 of 2019 [2019] 2 LNS 2091 Facts: Thong King Chai, a General Manager employed directly by . . .

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Strata Management Seminar 2020 – Series 1

How to avoid critical mistakes committed by developers, joint management bodies, management corporations and property managers Date: 20 February 2020 Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur This 1-day intensive . . .

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Strata Management Case Updates – 21 Exclusive: Developer, JMB and MC is now required to identify proprietors who have arrears of quit rent

The recent amendments made to the Strata Titles (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) Rules 2019 (which will come into force on 1.1.2020) has now made any developer, JMB, . . .

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Strata Management Case Updates 20 – Can a Parcel Owner sue for matters in respect of common property?

Syarikat East Coast & 12 others v 1.Makna Mujur Sdn Bhd 2.KL Plaza Joint Management Body 3. Dato Bandar Kuala Lumur (CA) Civil Appeal No. W-02 (NCVC)(W) – . . .

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Strata Management Case Updates 19 – Can a JMB apply multiple rates in light of the Court of Appeal decision?

In my previous posting I wrote about whether a JMB can apply different rates of charges and also reported the High Court decision. On 4.10.2019, the Court of . . .

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