The significance of owner participation in a successful detached housing development in Malaysia: A literature review

Syed Abdul Karim, Syed Ahmad Qusoiri, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Wong, Johnny (2010) The significance of owner participation in a successful detached housing development in Malaysia: A literature review. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, China Architecture & Building Press, Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane, Qld.

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The detached housing scheme is a unique and exclusive segment of the residential property market in Malaysia. Generally, the product is expensive and for many Malaysians who can afford them, owning a detached house is a once in a lifetime opportunity. In spite of this, most of the owners fail to fully comprehend the specific need of this type of housing scheme, increasing the risk of it being a problematic project. Unlike other types of pre-designed ‘mass housing’ schemes, the detached housing scheme may be built specifically to cater the needs and demands of its owner. Therefore, maximum owner participation is vital as the development progresses to guarantee the success of the project. In addition, due to it’s unique design the house would have to individually comply with the requirements and regulations of relevant authorities. Failure of owner to recognise this will result in delays, fines and penalties, disputes and ultimately cost overruns. These circumstances highlight the need for a model to guide the owner through the entire development process of a detached house. Therefore, this research aims to develop a model for a successful detached housing development in Malaysia through maximising owner participation during it’s various development stages. To achieve this, questionnaire surveys and case studies methods shall be employed to acquire the detached housing owners’ experiences in developing their detached houses in Malaysia. Relevant statistical tools shall be applied to analyse the responses. The results gained from this study shall be synthesised into a model of successful detached housing development for the reference of future detached housing owners in Malaysia.

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ID Code: 38532
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Housing Development, Success Factors, Owner Participation, Detached Housing, Malaysia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 China Architecture & Building Press
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2010 02:03
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 01:23

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