IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(4): 239-242 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.827

Towards Strengthening Building Maintenance and Management by Joint Management Bodies (Jmb) in High Rise/Stratified Housing in Malaysia

Mohamad Sukeri Khalid, Abdul Halim Ahmad, Rozana Zakaria, Rozita Arshad, and Yusuf Pon
Abstract—The legislation related to high rise/stratified properties in Malaysia began with the provision of subsidiary titles in the National Land Code 1965 (NLC 1965). To improve the management of high rise/stratified buildings in Malaysia, the government enacted the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act (Act 663) in 2007. Two new entities were introduced through the drafting of Act 663, namely the Commissioner of Buildings (COB) and the Joint Management Body (JMB). This paper aims to identify whether there is a need for JMBs to undergo training provided by the COB and, if it is necessary, what are the courses or training required. This study applies a quantitative approach, in which 2 instruments of field survey and interview were used. A total of 100 questionnaires were distributed and 82 questionnaires were returned. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with seven (7) JMB elite groups. The findings showed that JMBs are expecting the COB to provide courses and training related to community living in stratified buildings, aspects of building maintenance, collection of service and maintenance charges, inventory management, communication, and office administration management. The important conclusion from this study is that all parties involved in the stratified housing industry should attend continuous training in order to improve their property management skills and knowledge.

Index Terms—Stratified property law, stratified property, commissioner of buildings (COB) and the joint management body (JMB).

Mohamad Sukeri Khalid, Abdul Halim Ahmad, Rozita Arshad, Yusof Pon are with the School of Government, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Rozana Zakaria with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: sukeri@uum.edu.my, abdhalim@uum.edu.my, rozana@utm.my, roz@uum.edu.my, p.yusuf@uum.edu.my).

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Cite: Mohamad Sukeri Khalid, Abdul Halim Ahmad, Rozana Zakaria, Rozita Arshad, and Yusuf Pon, "Towards Strengthening Building Maintenance and Management by Joint Management Bodies (Jmb) in High Rise/Stratified Housing in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 239-242, 2017.

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