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  1. Indemnity for 'haunted flat' buyer

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was not entitled to the return of the deposit itself, but ordered Centaline Property Agency to pay him an equal sum in compensation. Mr Yu said Centaline's agent failed in his duty when he assured Mr ... entitled to keep his money. Mr Recorder Yu dismissed Centaline's counterclaim for $200,000, representing the buyer's and seller's commission to the agency. Mr Shum had earlier told ...

  2. Centaline ex-official admits to kickbacks

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A former director of Centaline Property Agency admitted offering more than HK$1.6 million in kickbacks to a manager to secure deals on three properties, a court heard ... advantages, by having offered HK$1.68 million in commissions to Ho Wai-jon, general manager of Li & Fung (Trading), for Ho requesting Centaline to handle three property transactions. Prosecutor Ho ...

  3. Agency sues over sale of Tony Chan property

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng One of Hong Kong's top property agencies is suing a businessman who assisted a would-be buyer of fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's luxury house on The Peak after the deal fell through last July. In a writ filed on Friday, Centaline Property Agency is claiming damages of HK$4.6 million from Derrick Hung Viet Luu. It says that Luu agreed to be personally ...

  4. Agency sued over flat's grim history

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A client is suing an estate agency for allegedly failing to tell her the body of an elderly woman- the mother of a celebrity- had gone undiscovered for days in the bedroom of a flat she was going to buy. Ho Chow-lan is demanding Centaline Property Agency and its agent Lucy Luk Wing-kuen return her deposit of HK$176,640 and legal fees of HK$9,400 incurred in halting ...

  5. Centaline case may see more charges

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A former general manager of Centaline Property appeared in court yesterday with a counterpart from another company on an HK$800,000 bribery charge, the first prosecution ... & Fung (Trading) Limited to engage Centaline as the agent in a HK$240 million property deal. Chan was charged with one count of offering an advantage to Ho, general manager of Li & Fung. ...

  6. Industry worries over law's efficacy

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... in different areas having different interpretations of the same law,' he said. Shih Wing-ching, the chairman of Centaline (Holdings) which runs Centaline Property Agency in Hong Kong ... Sandy Li Differing interpretations cause concern for home-owners' protection Just less than a month after China's Property Law was passed following 14 years of drafting, industry ...

  7. Centaline boss to rehire fraud trio

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong and Scarlett Chiang The chairman of Centaline Property Agency has vowed to rehire three former top sales agents who were convicted yesterday of conspiring to secure deals ... involving HK$800,000. Chan also admitted that he conspired with the agency's general manager, Poon Chi-ming, 44, and agent Elaine Chan Yee-ling, 41, to deceive Centaline into paying a referral ...

  8. One-year protection for tenants

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of $3,000 or below) in old districts such as Shamshuipo. Wong Leung-shing, senior research and marketing manager at Centaline Property Agency, said landlords of such premises would probably take ... it easier for landlords to end leases is due to be gazetted on Friday. In the case of leases concluded after that date, property owners are entitled to take back premises when the leasing agreement ...

  9. New tenancy laws will lead to complicated contracts

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... leases had been made more important by the change in the law, and more guidelines and training might be needed. Sandia Lau Ying-lam, a director of Centaline Property Agency, said the firm had ... are likely to add more clauses to the standard tenancy agreement, say market-watchers. Property agents may need more training in drawing up leases, they say. Tenants could ask for a lease longer than ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four more charged in property fraud case Four more people have been charged for alleged conspiracy to defraud and dealing using the proceeds of crime. Poon Chi-ming, 44, a former general manager of Centaline Property Agency, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to defraud. Former estate agents of the firm, Lau Sau-yu, 37, and Elaine Chan Yee-ling, 40, were each charged ...




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