Laws needed to protect tenants from eviction

Photograph: Choo Choy May/Malay Mail

As the pandemic continues, many people find themselves at risk of eviction due to an inability to pay rent. BFM discusses with Lim Wei Jiet, the secretary-general of Hakam, the need for legislation to protect vulnerable groups from eviction at this time.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
10 Jun 2020 10.27am

Who is going to protect decent landlords from unreasonable tenants who do no pay or damage properties or refuse to leave when lease/tenancy expires or does not pay utility bills for years [and yet utilities not disconnected by relevant utility suppliers]?
My one tenant left without paying his rent for over two years and settling utilities bills accumulated over ten years. The total loss was Rent RM24K, Utilities [TNB RM3.7K and Water RM2.7K] in addition damage which cost RM5K.
I decided to not to waste more cash on legal case and rather decided to cut my losses. I then sold the house and collected monthly interest income of RM2K whcih is now RM1K due to reduction in FD rates to assist the borrowers while penalizing savers.
Be safe