DOI: 10.5176/2251-3809_LRPP16.36

Authors: Bibi Khairani Mohamed Sabri, NorsidahUjang, Afida Mastura Muhammad Arif, Srazali Aripin,


The practice of Building Control Enforcement is a challenging task to local Authority in coping with increasing population especially in urban area. The purpose of the paper is
to identify the problems faced by Local Authorities in enforcing building control regulation on the home renovation in the State of Selangor, Malaysia. The research adopted a qualitative approach where interviews were conducted with local authority officers-in-charge of enforcement of Building Control Regulation. Two City Councils and five Municipal Councils in Selangor were involved in this inquiry. Low staffing capacity in monitoring and inspection, difficulties in preparing investigation paper and obstacles in carrying demolition of illegal extensions were problems identified. Other issues include the conflicting opinions on the reason for imposing setback requirements on home renovation.

Keywords: building control regulation; local authority; compliance; senforcement;

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