The following serves as a useful FAQ that you should know as a house/building owner who plan to extend and/or renovate your house/building in Malaysia.
What is meant by building extensions / renovations?
- Any demolition work to the original building
- Any extension work to the original building (enlarging floor area)
- Any renovation work to internal building layout
- Construction of car porch, fencing wall and refuse chamber
- Any other extension / renovation as prescribed in Act 133, Road, Drainage, and Building Act 1974, and Building By-Laws 1984
Steps to be taken by home owner for submission of extensions / renovations application:
- Obtain letter of consent from neighbours should extension / renovation work involving housefront bordering neighbour's house
- Appoint an architect or a registered draughtsman for preparation of building plans
- Appoint professionals should extension / renovation work involving concrete structures
- Obtain Development Order approval from municipal council should the extension work exceed 50% of the original floor area
- Ensure the proposed extension / renovation work comply with the Building Guidelines & Standards
- Ensure construction work commence only after proposed extension / renovation application has been approved
Documents in submitting application for building extension / renovation:
- Form A
- 4 complete copies of the building plan
- 1 copy of the most recent income tax returns
- 1 copy of the Certificate of Fitness
- 1 copy of the Title Deed or the Sales & Purchase Agreement
- Consent letter from neighbouring residents (if applicable)
- 1 copy of the structure plan and structure measurement from a certified consultant engineer (if applicable, or purchase the Standard Plan from Department of Building)
Examples of standard plan available:
- Back extension
- Front awning extension
- Building of gazebos
- Concrete fence
- Store and fish pond
Processing fees for plan submission:
- RM500 for extensions / renovations that involve the lower level / storey
- RM1000 for extensions / renovations that involve the lower and upper level / storey
Steps to be taken by home owner after extensions / renovations approval:
- Apply for permit to place building materials on the road shoulders prior to commencement of renovation work.
- Contact Alam Flora for collection of debris of building materials before construction begins.
- Display Letter of Approval of the extension / renovation application during construction work.
- Ensure construction works is carried out within own boundary and adhere to the approved extension / renovation plan.
- Notify construction stages to municipal council by submitting the relevant forms.