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  1. 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

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Low-income Hongkongers left vulnerable by complete lack of contracts or high rent increases by landlords, survey finds To Sham Shui Po resident Mr Yeung, 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Poor forced outside as subdivided flats sizzle

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... July 22 to August 10. It found that the temperatures indoors at the hottest time of the day were usually higher than temperatures outside. "The cost of electricity is a big financial ... evening, but rose again by about one degree Celsius later in the night. Yu said the small spaces and lack of ventilation were to blame as the heat from cooking and electrical appliances stayed ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... supported the new ratio because he said private flats had become unaffordable for the ordinary Hongkonger in recent years. Another committee member, Lau Ping-cheung, disagreed with setting a fixed ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Life of misery in shadow of the corporate giants

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... the stores lying around. Zhang moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong four years ago with her 70-year-old Hongkonger husband and 24-year-old son and they found this place through a friend. The family has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    City needs a Sha Tin every 10 years

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com City needs a Sha Tin every 10 years Hong Kong will need land equal in size to Sha Tin every decade to meet the housing demands of its residents, especially the younger generation, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said last night. Leung also said Hongkongers needed to pull together and make compromises to solve the housing problem, eschewing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong's subdivided flat dwellers pay more rent for smaller, substandard space

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... cent to typical market rents, a study has found. The figures from the government-commissioned research come a day after the housing minister said around 170,000 Hongkongers are living ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Prices of 800 Tin Shui Wai flats to start from HK$1.2m

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com The subsidised homes, mostly in Tin Shui Wai, will be offered at a 30pc discount, with one flat in Aberdeen priced at more than HK$3 million Prices of 800 flats to start from HK$1.2m Many Hongkongers may be surprised to read about homes on sale for HK$1.2 million, in a city where HK$2 million has long seemed like the bottom price. Yet that will be about ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Kai Tak sites in local housing plan seen to draw keen bids from builders

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... they go on sale in Kai Tak next week. The land price could be 30 per cent lower than for comparable lots, however, because flats to be built there can be sold only to Hongkongers, surveyors said. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Veteran planner Cookson Smith can't see point of new border town

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in 2015, would change the commuting style between the city and the mainland. For example, Hongkongers would be able to travel from West Kowloon to areas such as Nansha- a new commercial, technology ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    End small-house policy, Civic Party says

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Chun-ying said earlier that Hongkongers should make sacrifices to solve housing issues, in response to opposition to public housing. But Tien, former Kowloon-Canton Railway chairman, said ...




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