The Legal Implications of a Sale of Property by the Malaysian Developers under the Private Lease Scheme: In two minds?
Keywords:Private Lease Scheme, Developer, Certificate of lease, Misrepresentation, Security of Tenure
This paper aims to evaluate the legal implications of the private lease scheme (PLS) for a property sale by the developers. It mainly relies on statutes and court cases as its primary sources of information. PLS is selling a lease to purchasers by the developers. If purchasers were misled to believe a property is purchased and not the purchase of the lease, it is considered misrepresentation. An amendment to the law is timely to cater for a scheme that may address a different legal status of the purchaser. Australia introduced a certificate of lease to enhance the security of tenure.
Keywords:: Private Lease Scheme; Developer; Cetificate of lease; Misrepresentation.
eISSN: 2398-4287Â© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peerâ€“review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.