The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) on Tuesday (26 July) announced that the housing development sector will be allowed to operate under the National Recovery Plan’s (PPN) Phase 1 and 2.
KPKT said the permission to operate applies to housing developers that are still active and have valid Advertising Permit and Developer’s License (APDL) under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1996 (Act 118), reported Bernama.
It noted that the decision to allow housing developers to operate was arrived during the Pandemic Management Technical Working Committee meeting held on 23 July.
The ministry explained that housing developers’ management offices and handing over of vacant possession notices and house keys will be allowed under Phase 1 of PPN.
Critical damage repair works during the defect liability period as well as construction work for Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) under Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) for G1 to G4 contractors will also be allowed under Phase 1.
Meanwhile, activities allowed during Phase 2 of PPN are sales and marketing at the housing developers’ office, sales gallery, sales agents, show units and sub-sale property units.
KPKT underscored that the permission to operate is subject to the housing developers’ compliance with the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs).