A housing law to protect tenants?

Nick Tan

The Residential Tenancy Act would still have its own limitations in terms of addressing the issue of housing affordability, since housing development projects will still be playing a huge role in stimulating the economy, the writer says. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 11, 2022.

THE proposed Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) involves a third-party mechanism – in this case the government instead of a third-party company or platform – to manage security deposits, disputes and rent adjustments. 

This has sparked a debate on whether the government should intervene in the market or the degree of government intervention. 

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