03/06/2009 The Star By OH ING YEEN
AFTER waiting for over 10 years for their apartments, which was an abandoned project, to be completed, Serdang Perdana residents are put through another waiting game.
Three years after moving into their homes, they have yet to obtain their strata titles. Moreover, the car park is flooded whenever there is a downpour.
At a press conference, former Serdang MP Datuk Yap Pian Hon said that the project was abandoned for more than 10 years and was later developed by another developer. It was completed three years ago.
He added that according to the Strata Title Act 1985, the developers could apply for the strata title six months after the CFs are issued.
“Residents in other areas in Serdang such as Bukit Serdang and Serdang Raya also face the same problem on strata titles,” he said.
Residents also faced another problem as the TNB sub station in the underground car park would be submerged in water for about two to three feet during a downpour.
Serdang Perdana JMB chairman Selamat Mohamad said he believed that poor drainage was the main cause for the floods in the underground car park. He added that residents had to pay RM12,000 a lot in the car park.
“I called the Bangi TNB and when one of its staff members came, he said that the flood would damage the cabels and may cause a power failure in this area,” Yap said.
He added that there was a road that links Serdang to the KL-Seremban Highway, which would benefit those residing around the area as it would save them time instead of having to take a longer route. However, the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has stated one condition for that link to be opened to the public, which is for the developer to provide maintenance for that link which measures about 100m.
“As the developer has failed to comply with the condition imposed, residents have to take a longer route.”
He hopes that the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will look into these matters.
Selamat added that the developers did not want to meet up with residents to discuss the issues.
However, when contacted, a manager from Green Crescent Resources Sdn Bhd, who wished to remain anonymous, denied the allegation.
“That’s not true, I can show proof that we had met up with the residents to discuss matters,” he said.
He added that they were in the process of compiling details for the strata title application.
“We can’t submit the strata title because certain documents are not compiled. We are in the midst of compiling the required documents.”
In reply to the car park problems, he said: “The car park was built according to the approved guidelines. We built scupper drains at the entrance of the car park as a way to minimise flooding.”
On the 100m link to the KL-Seremban Highway, he said: “The link has been approved by Plus and LLM but they want to charge for maintenance. We have written to Plus to appeal to them to waive the fees.”