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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... the authority's resources?" the source said yesterday. Authority officials review rents every two years and must link rises to the income levels of tenant households, with a maximum rise of 10 per ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    An open-and-shut case? Not for some homebuyers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong

    ... that she had also sought advice from an estate-agent friend. "What a surprise …" she said, on learning from the South China Morning Post that three windows in the living room and two ... the windows, because the design was not on the floor plan. "Given Hong Kong's scarce land resources, fixed windows would help maximise building opportunities," Institute of Surveyors ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... they have a 300 to one chance of securing one of the flats in the tourist village of Tai O, on the western coast of Lantau Island. Another 52 flats are being offered to buyers living in public ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'My flat is 30 sq ft and infested with bugs': Poor forced into dismal housing shows need for rent control

    Posted May 04th 2014, 09:11pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the idea of a permanent home is like a distant dream. Rent increases have forced him to move three times in the past year. The 56-year-old lives on government welfare of about HK$4,000 a month ... low-income families living in rented, sub-divided or substandard apartments across the city, about 90 per cent hoped for rent control measures to be introduced. Over 70 per cent of respondents were ...

  5. News - China Insider - HOUSING

    Younger generation in Beijing increasingly dependent on parents for housing, poll says

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... a latest study has revealed. Over 76 per cent of college graduates in employment under the age of 34 do not own their own house, with one in four of these living with their parents, according ... While most of the younger working generation have ended up living in houses available to rent by groups, or in cheap under-ground apartments, just 4.6 per cent live in public-rental houses set ...

  6. News - China - HOUSING

    One dead in Ningbo apartment collapse

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:35am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in intensive care in hospital. The collapse occurred at 9am when most residents were either commuting to work or preparing for the upcoming Ching Ming festival. People living on the ground floor heard ... officials admitted the building received a "C" rating after last month's check, indicating structural problems made parts of the building unsuitable for living. Professor Yan Peiyu, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rising rents taking biggest toll on the poor

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by LO WEI

    ... income. I couldn't stand it so I had to move out and find another place," he said. He found a cheap bed space for rent but said the living conditions were appalling, so he left, ... Kong from the mainland with her eight-year-old daughter two years ago, lives in a wooden house on a hillside in Tai Wai, which costs HK$1,700 a month. They share a bathroom and kitchen with six ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... flat on the market," Chau said. "But it could result in a mismatch as the scheme was set up to serve those in need of a flat for living."   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers 'worse now than 25 years ago'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to be held on March 12, features eight shocking photos of cubicles and cage homes titled Living at Limit. The photos, by Hong Kong photographer Benny Lai, will accompany an installation recreating ... are donated to Soco. Tang Man-wai has lived in cage homes for 30 years. He had never even applied for public housing until a few months ago, when doctors found mould in his lungs and warned him ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    MTR Corp not pulling its weight on housing needs, says Paul Chan

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... the chief executive said in his January policy address would require more resources. ...




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