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Cascadium Condominium Bangsar / Parking charges for visitors

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Visitors who are visiting condominium residents are apparently charged RM5 (five Ringgit Malaysia) for parking their vehicles at the Cascadium Condominium, Jalan Penaga Bangsar. Security guards at the condominium demanded this charges and refused to return back the driving license of a visitor visiting the condominium resident and demanded RM 5 for a parking charge on the way out. Apparently this is allowed by the management. Is it still right in Malaysia for the security guard to hold on to the identification card or driving license of the visitor? Is it legal according to law to charge visitors visiting the resident at the condominium to charge the visitors for parking? It's not the question of how much the charges are but it's a question of principle of whether the Malaysian Government allowed such a conduct in a residential location.
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Xj
  17th of Dec, 2010
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Legal point of view: It is not illegal for condominium management to charge a fee for service rendered (which include carpark) as long as they are approved by the executive commitee in the management corporation. It is also legal for security guards to request for proof of identification because you are entering 'private property'. This is a common practise for most residential and commercial property.

Principle point of view: It is also not wrong for condominium management to earn extra income where they can. After all, all money earned are plough back to provide service to the buildings. In view of the non-payment by some residents and the resilience by residents against increase in service charge, managements are often found in a financially tight situation. The viscious cycle the begins when service quality drops and more residents refuse to pay.

I support the management's decision to charge for carpark. Perhaps, allow the grace period of 15 minutes for drop off. Visible notices must be in place to inform visitors of such charges.
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  10th of Jan, 2013
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James is not only a reasonable, but a sensible and responsible person. I manage condos and oftentimes I find residents (mostly owners) often asking silly questions, oftentimes making unreasonable requests, and most of the time passing irresponsible remarks (even threats) when things don't go their way. Level of education, wealth, type of work, all these have nothing to do with their unwavering bad attitude - it is in their blood. It's simply a case of bad character. Nothing more. No amount of courtesy or explanation will convince such ###s that they are not right. I simply deal with such ###s the harsh way. Just tell them as a matter of fact that they are not always right just because they are the residents. And when they see that you really mean it, you know what you are doing, and don't take nonsense from nobody, they'll respect you. Some people are just not fit to live in condos - they should stay in graveyards. Likewise, some ###s are also not fit to manage condos.

In this case, levying a parking fee in the interest of the MAJORITY of the residents makes perfect sense. People who object are usually the ones who think they are king just because they live there and pay the management fund, special account, etc etc. These are just bums who happen to have a few dirty dollars and think they can rule the world. To them I've this to say - They can kiss my ###.

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