Friday, 17 July 2009

Inanam New Township shop lot quit rent problem unsolved


The shop owners of the Inanam New Township have great difficulty in paying to Land and Survey Department the quit rent on their individual unit. The complaint said that the department can not state the amount of quit rent on each individual unit of the shop according to floors.

The individual subsidiary titles are finally ready for collection after 25 years long wait, but the titles will not be released until all quit rent is settled by the owners up to date. The developer LPPB had been paying the quit rent since the beginning until 2007, based on block titles. With the issuance of the new sub title, the owners of their unit will have to pay the outstanding due on the quit rent. The problems arise here is because the Land and Survey Department can not tell what is the quit rent allotted to each unit according to floors, but in stead the owners are asked to pay the quit rent for the whole block of shop in order to take their tittles from the legal firm.

Sabah DAP Local government and Housing Bureau chief Edward Ewol Mujie attended to the complaint and had found out the problem on the release of the Subsidiary Tittles to the owners of the shop units who had waited for 25 long years. The subsidiary titles for different floors are actually under a block title registered under LPPB for the particular shop lot, and the quit rent is set by Land office for the block only. Therefore, they have to pay as one block and not on each floor. There is also the requirement to organize a management for the maintenance of the block.

The owners looked at this as unreasonable, they don’t wish to handle the quit rent for others, in fact LPPB should settle all quit rent to date since the titles are registered under their name. Once fully settled, the Sub titles then can be released to each floor.

Edward said LPPB should liaise with Land office to iron out what ever the problem there is hindering the release of the Subsidiary titles to the owners of Inanam New Township. We hope the simple task can be sorted soonest possible to avoid further complication arising. It is ridiculous that just to issue a simple sub title can take up 25 years.

Edward Ewol Mujie

(picture : Edward Mujie show the copy of the Subsidiary titles of Inanam New Township)




下南南店铺地税问题仍未获得解决
下南南店铺的店主面对很大的困扰在支付给土地局他们各层单位的地税。 他们投诉说,当局到今天仍然无法根据各层店铺单位明确需付的地税。

经过二十五年漫长的等待,个别附属的地契已经完成了,但是如果店主没有付清该处的地税,个别的分层地契就无法获得分发。 沙巴房屋发展局(LPPB)已付还地税给土地局至二零零七年,依照整栋楼来计算。 根据新的个别分层地契地税,业主们必须也依照整栋楼来清还余额的地税,才能获得其分层地契。 然而因为土地局无法根据各单位的地段来计算要付的地税,而出现了无法得到个别的地契问题,因此当局要业主们支付整栋店铺的地税,以便他们可以即刻完成分发个别分层地契的程序。

沙巴民主行动党地方政府及房屋局主任爱德华慕吉接到该投诉,并且发现店主们等了二十五年才完成个别分层地契,实际上该些地契仍然是登记在沙巴房屋发展局的名下和以整栋店屋一张地契,而所征收的地税是属于整栋店铺的。 现在的店主们必须支付整栋店铺的地税,而不是个别层楼。 此外,各层业主们必须要组织管理委员会来保管和维修该栋楼。

该处的业主们对地税的问题觉得非常不合理,他们不要支付不属于他们单位的地税,实际上沙巴房屋发展局有责任去解决该些地税,因为至今该地契仍然登记在他们的名下。 一旦解决了地税,业主就可以得到他们的个别的分层地契。

爱德华说,沙巴房屋发展局与土地局应该即刻坐下来一同解决下南南店铺的地税所面对的问题。我们希望当局能够在最短的时间内尽快处理如此简单的任务,以避免以后有更多问题出现。 个别附属的分层地契需要花上二十五年的时间才完成,实在是非常可笑。

(图 :爱德华展示下南南店铺的分层地契)