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Owners put high hopes on new apartment management decree

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 24, 2019   /  09:42 am
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Lilis has been living in a privately owned apartment at Mediterania Palace Residences in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, since 2008. She had lived in peace until the issuance of Gubernatorial Decree No. 132/2018 obliging residents to form an Apartment Owners and Tenants Association (P3SRS), after which the terrors began. A P3SRS is tasked with handling the management of an apartment building, including the water and environmental maintenance fee (IPL), which was previously handled by a similar body called an Apartment Tenants Association (PPRS).  The problem was that in many cases the members of the PPRS were mostly people affiliated with the apartment developers. Consequently, many management decisions failed to consider the best interests of the apartment owners, and many decisions were made without much transparency, including arbitrarily rising the IPL from time to time withou...