JAKARTA: Property developer predicted the house backlog surged 297% to 54 million units from 2010 calculations of 13.6 million units if the 36m2 minimum house are restriction is enforced.
Indonesian Housing Developers Association (Apersi) Chairman Eddy Ganefo said after Article 22 Paragraph 3 Act No.1/2011 of Housing and Settlement region (PKP) is enforced, the housing under 36m2 that have been built are considered inhospitable.
“Thus, the house backlog could soar to around 54 million units since houses under 36m2 is not considered a house, including the self-build one or not from the developer,” he said after a judicial review of PKP act in Constitutional Court, yesterday.
The provisions in Article 22 paragraph 3 of PKP Act oblige the developers to build houses above type 36 to receive liquidity facility of housing financing (FLPP). In fact, type 30 and 21 are still the most interested house.
Eddy added that if the regulation is enforced, the government should provide subsidies for low income people who are unable to buy type 36 houses, which would be very large. (T07/aph)