Rent-to-own plan only for those who can’t get loans

New Straits Times - - News | Dewan Rakyat -

The Peo­ple’s Hous­ing Project’s (PPR) rent-toown scheme is of­fered only to ap­pli­cants or buy­ers who fail to get loans from fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions.

Deputy Ur­ban Well­be­ing, Hous­ing and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Datuk Hal­imah Mo­hamed Sadique told the De­wan Rakyat yes­ter­day that ap­pli­cants who were of­fered the rent-to-own scheme would be put on pro­ba­tion for two years be­fore en­ter­ing the scheme.

“The min­istry has im­ple­mented the rent-to-own scheme for 1,000 units at Gua Mu­sang PPR.

“The lat­est ad­di­tion to this scheme are 300 units at Ta­man Danau PPR in Kam­pung Has­san, Ulu Ber­nam, Perak.”

Hal­imah (BN-Teng­gara) said the rent-to-own scheme for Lem­bah Subang 2 and Ladang Sil­iau PPRs would be im­ple­mented

Af­ter a PPR is com­pleted, it will be sub­mit­ted to the state gov­ern­ment. If it is sold, the rent-toown scheme will be ap­plied.

soon. There are two types of PPR — to be rented and to be owned.

“Af­ter a PPR is com­pleted, it will be sub­mit­ted to the state gov­ern­ment.

“If it is sold, the rent-to-own scheme will be ap­plied.”

She said two PPR projects to­talling 1,894 units had been com­pleted in Kedah.

“There are four PPR projects with 1,728 units un­der con­struc­tion and one PPR project with 500 units is be­ing planned.”

In re­sponse to a ques­tion by Hee Loy Sian (PKRPe­tal­ing Jaya Se­la­tan) about the sta­tus of Lem­bah Subang PPR, Hal­imah said Hee should ask Se­lan­gor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali in­stead.

She said when a com­pleted PPR project was handed over to a state gov­ern­ment, the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment could no longer in­ter­fere in its main­te­nance and res­i­dents’ wel­fare.

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