Good news for Halaman Kenanga buyers

Buyers of low-cost and low medium-cost housing units in Halaman Kenanga in Sungai Dua, Penang, came out smiling after a meeting with project developer Penang Development Corporation Properties Sdn Bhd (PDCP).

The buyers of the 715 units were earlier not allowed to move into their units although they had received the keys to their units from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on March 5.

However, they were now allowed to enter their units, some 50 buyers were told during an hour-long meeting with PDCP officers at the Penang Development Corporation (PDC) headquarters in Bayan Baru yesterday.

Halaman Kenanga action committee chairman Habibur Rahman said the buyers were not allowed to install lights and fans in their units by project main contractor Cheras Pinang Sdn Bhd (CPSB).

“We had a meeting with PDCP because we were wondering why we could not move in.

“They agreed to let us move in straight away and all the issues have been resolved,” he said.

“We would also like to thank all the relevant authorities,” he said.

In a statement, PDCP, a subsidiary of PDC, stated that it was served an injunction by CPSB on March 21.

The injunction prevented it from allowing contractors or any third party from carrying out renovation to any part of the building until any further order was made by the court during the inter parte hearing on April 2.

“The grounds cited by CPSB was that it was concerned that any renovation may affect its liability during the defect liability period as per the contract,” the email stated.

PDCP added that the injunction order was set aside yesterday. - By The Star

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