There has been much developments in the housing development following the landmark decisions by the Apex Court in Ang Ming Lee & Ors v Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan & Anor & Other Appeals  1 CLJ 162 and in PJD Regency Sdn Bhd v Tribunal Pembeli Rumah & Anor  2 CLJ 44. The decisions highlighted on the lawfulness of the extension of the time period of the completion of a subject project by the developers and the attempts to contract out of the Housing Development Act 1966 (“HDA”). The decisions have centered on the issues of liquidated ascertained damages (“LAD”) and computation from the booking payment date. This webinar will analyse the subsequent decisions of the Court of Appeal in Bluedream City Development Sdn Bhd v Kong Thye & Ors & Other Appeals  2 CLJ 829, Obata-Ambak Holdings Sdn Bhd v Prema Bonanza Sdn Bhd & Another Appeal  5 CLJ 251, and other recent decisions to highlight the trend of the courts where some will favour developers and others favour purchasers.
Ranjan N Chandran graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London in 1994 with a 2nd Class Upper Honours, and completed the Certificate of Legal Practice in 1995. He was admitted as advocate and solicitor to the High Court of Malaya in 1996 and has been in practice for 25 years now. He had his own practice under the name and style of Ranjan Chitravathy & Nik for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015. In the year 2016, he joined the firm of Hakem Arabi & Associates as a Partner, and is currently a consultant at Hakem Arabi & Associates.
He appears frequently as counsel in the Appellate Courts and the High Courts. He has a passion for writing articles, and has had many of his articles published in law journals, among them: Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 ("HDA") Post Covid-19: Who Benefits-Developers of Purchasers?’  3 MLRA 9; Revisiting Faber Union Sdn Bhd v Chew Nyat Shong & Anor: The Pandora’s Box of The Law on Liquidated Ascertained Damages  3 MLRA 1; and Revisiting Selvakumar Murugiah v Thiagarajah Retnasamy: The Coming of Age of the Law on Proving Liquidated Ascertained Damages in Housing Development Contracts  3 MLRA 37.
He has been interviewed by The Edge Weekly on housing development issues in articles such as “Claims for Late Delivery of Homes likely to Spike” on 4 July 2020, “Date of Booking Fees deemed as start of delivery charges will force developers to review their sales plan” on 2 Feb 2021, “Ruling on Housing Tribunal’s scope raises more questions” on 4 Mar 2021, and “Risk of abandoned projects rising amid prolonged pandemic” in The Edge Weekly on 8 Sept 2021. He has also authored the book Quick Guide Series: Judicial Management Fundamental Principles & Analysis (published by Current Law Journal).
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.
- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).