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  1. Woman falls to her death from 31st floor

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 27-year-old woman yesterday fell to her death from her home on the 31st floor of an apartment block, police said. An initial investigation showed she was standing on a stool ... at the scene. Her mother was asleep at the time of the incident. Police said investigations found nothing suspicious. The woman, a sales assistant, had a day off yesterday. ...

  2. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong homebuyers hail 'honest' sales law

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... Paggie Leung and Joyce Ng But some customers still trying to get used to new way of presenting saleable areas of flats Home buyers hail 'honest' sales law Homebuyers have ... At the same time, the director of the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority, Eugene Fung Kin-yip, said it was a good sign that the new law had halted most sales of new homes, as many ...

  3. Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Cullen Leading constitutional lawyers from Britain and Hong Kong have recently been consulted by the Real Estate Developers Association. Based on those consultations, the association has argued that parts of the proposed law to regulate the sale of new homes in Hong Kong, currently before the Legislative Council, may not comply with the Basic Law and human rights ...

  4. Only fair to put property crooks in locked 'homes'

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp More than six months after Henderson Land trumpeted the sale of 24 flats at a luxury Mid-Levels block, it now says 20 of the deals have fallen through- among them the world-record HK$439 million sale of a top-floor duplex. The news prompted calls from professionals and lawmakers from across the political spectrum for an investigation into the handling of the sales ...

  5. 25 held in raids to halt drug sales to youngsters in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... on Wednesday. An alleged leader known as 'Sai Lo Tsai', who heads a crew in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun, was arrested at his home. The other arrested crew leader was an associate of Sai Lo Tsai known ... arrested at their homes. Beef knives, water pipes, extendable batons and one knuckleduster were also seized in the raids. Police said most of the suspects were believed to be Sun Yee On members. ...

  6. Property-sales levy to pay for watchdog

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A levy on property sales will be introduced to support a future watchdog to regulate building management companies. The government says the levy, to be set at not more than 0.01 per cent of the transaction value, will bring a steady source of income for the statutory body, which it first proposed in October last year. Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs ...

  7. Developer loses appeal for HK$200m from Housing Authority

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... to buy one of the discounted units. The return for Oriental Sharp was fixed at HK$15,000 per square metre, with the government making up any shortfall or pocketing any surplus from the sale ... received the HK$15,000 per square metre owed for each flat, either from sale to the public or from the government purchasing them itself. But the firm also claimed the deposits paid ...

  8. Rural homes in limbo as land-rights debate rages

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and related judicial interpretations, urbanites are expressly forbidden from buying homes in the countryside and government agencies are not allowed to issue the land use certificates for homes ... of much lower residential property prices. Most homes in rural areas are 25 to 30 per cent cheaper than urban properties because developers do not have to pay land-use rights fees. The strong ...

  9. University student, parents held over sale of firearms

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A university student and his parents were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after police followed up an advertisement for weapons for sale on the internet. The arrests ... seized when officers raided his home in Ka Fuk Estate, Fanling, police said yesterday. The student's parents, aged 51 and 59, were arrested in the flat during the raid last month. ...

  10. Hunghom demolition 'not known' before sale

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the government was negotiating the sale of the flats with developers. Speaking on the Commercial Radio programme Small World in a Big World, hosted by legislator Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Mr Leung said ... it possible for the flats to be refurbished into private homes, under the now-defunct Private Sector Participation Scheme. 'According to my understanding, the developers will have to pay a higher ...




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