Managing your own high-rise

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Buying and owning an apartment is easy enough for those who can afford it, but after that comes a string of worries. As always, maintenance is a problem, and one should know as much as one can about what property management involves.

Penang has one of the highest densities of apartments and condominiums in Malaysia, and this is set to increase as more and more developments are constructed and completed. In a practical sense, this means that there are not enough qualified property managers to cover all these properties in the state alone, leading to a growth in illegal or unqualified property managers. This is despite the many graduates coming into this industry over the past few years.

There simply aren’t enough people with hands-on experience to fill the gap.

However, more and more owners are becoming aware of the benefits of engaging a truly qualified property manager.


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