Many residents of Baru Batu 14 village were able to extend the land lease for their homes with the help of Selangor Local Government, reported The Star.
“We helped the villagers in applying for the extensions. They only needed to pay the land premium of RM1,000 to extend leasehold to 99 years,” said Ean Yong Hian Wah, Committee Chairman for New Village Development and Factory Legalisation.
According to Kinrara Assemblyman Ng Sze Han, landowners can choose from two options under the lease extension scheme.
“One is for them to pay the premium of RM1,000 and the title can be transferred to their next of kin at no extra charge. The second is for the landowner to pay the rate based on market value,” he said.
Ean Yong and Ng handed out the extension letters to the land owners.
The latter noted that most of the applications for lease extension came from villagers whose remaining tenure is only between 20 and 30 years.
On the other hand, there is no need to apply for extension yet for around half of the 300 homes in Kampung Baru Batu 14 as they still have over 60 years on their lease.
Ong Chun Wei, Chairman of Residents Representative Committee for Bandar Baru Puchong also revealed that before getting the extension letters, they submitted the applications to the National Registration, Technical and Public Records Disposal departments.
“This should be done by the residents themselves. But since most of the applicants were senior citizens, the Kinrara Service Centre offered to handle this for free to reduce their burden.”
In fact, Ong had frequently followed up with these departments until they completed the documentation in one year.
“So far only one application has been rejected, because the property was being used for purposes other than residential,” he noted.
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