Indefeasibility of Title Part 1 – Welcome to the Vortex

In relation to land and property rights in Malaysia, our country adopts the Torrens System, where registration is its cornerstone. S340(1) of the National Land Code provides that “the title or interest of any person or body for the time being registered as proprietor of any land, or in whose name any lease, charge or...

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Compulsory Land Acquisition Part 1 – Concept and Process

Introduction The Federal Constitution guarantees one’s right to ownership of property where private property cannot be compulsory acquired unless there is such law that allows the acquisition, accompanied with adequate compensation being paid to the deprived owner. By this, we should take note that our constitutional rights of ownership are not absolute. With the implementation...

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The New Strata Titles (Amendment) Act 2013

The concept of sub-division of title pertaining to property was first introduced in Peninsular Malaysia on 1 January 1966 via the National Land Code 1965. Subsequently, the Strata Titles Act 1985 (“STA 1985”) together with numerous other amendments, which facilitate the sub-division of a building into parcels, have been enacted. The most recent modernisation of law that...

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