Mr Chang Kim Loong
Councillor, JKP Zone 16
Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
Re: Petition against turning Private Residential Units into Hostels at SetiaWalk
The above refers. I, the undersigned owner and/or resident of SetiaWalk Serviced Apartment, am first and foremost against turning our private residential units at SetiaWalk into hostels.
Secondly, the Deed of Mutual Covenant/House Rules (Clause 1.2 of Schedule 3 – Community rules) signed between the developer, SP Setia, and the owners warrants that permitted use of the residential units shall be exclusively for Private Residential Dwelling only.
Thirdly, the use of residential units at SetiaWalk as hostel is in contravention with MPSJ guidelines, as our residential apartments are not designed for high density occupancy usage such as for hostel. At the moment, at least 32 residential units have been turned to student hostels with each unit having 5 to 9 adult occupants. We heard that these 32 units are just a beginning.
The owners and residents of SetiaWalk apartments have already been affected by the presence of those 32 hostel units: bomba safety issue due to oversaturation of adults per resident unit/floor, overcrowding in human traffic in common areas such as in lift/swimming pool/gymnasium/reading room, potential security issues relating to frequent change of student occupants in conjunction with college term changes, student lifestyle of staying active during night/wee hours, noise pollution and etc.
Therefore we have the responsibility of protecting and promoting the best interests of the owners and/or residents of our Serviced Apartments. We urge that the responsible authorities such as MPSJ can take immediate action to remove the 32 hostel units and to return SetiaWalk Serviced Apartments to its normalcy.
Owner/resident of SetiaWalk Serviced Apartment
c.c. to: (1) Ahli Parliament: Y.B. Mr Gobind Singh Deo
(2) Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri: Y.B. Mr Ng Sze Han