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  1. Low-cost housing sites still not picked

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Housing Society remains in the dark about three of the five locations where it is supposed to build subsidised homes for rent or purchase under a scheme ... to deliver 5,000 flats in total. The society, a non-profit organisation and the city's second-biggest provider of subsidised housing after the Housing Authority, was asked to handle the project. ...

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

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

    ... and to ensure adequate arable land for food production. As housing prices have surged, people registered in urban centres have been flocking to rural areas over the past few years to take advantage ... demand for affordable housing has fuelled illegal developments. Property prices in major mainland cities have surged in recent years. Prices in Beijing, buoyed by Olympic fever, rose from ...

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

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

    ... Nick Gentle A developer has failed in its bid to claim about HK$200 million it says it is owed by the Housing Authority from a building contract affected by the Asian financial crisis. ... that it was not entitled to additional income from working with the Housing Authority on a joint project. The company had entered into a Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS) contract with the government ...

  4. Housing bosses face HK$440m claims over construction deals

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1995 in Charming Garden under the Private Sector Participation Scheme. The company was guaranteed a fixed price of HK$15,000 per square metre. The Housing Authority eventually paid ... Scarlett Chiang The Housing Authority may be forced to pay more than HK$440 million in legal claims relating to housing contracts. According to accounts published by the government, ...

  5. Dissident under house arrest

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has placed dissident Zheng Enchong under house arrest again following a scuffle with police in a bid to prevent the activist lawyer from attending the trial of property developer Chau Ching-ngai, Mr Zheng said yesterday. The lawyer and up to 60 residents involved in housing disputes with the city were turned back at the Shanghai Supreme ...

  6. Rents to rise as buyers wait on price drop

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Residential rents are expected to rise because of the government's measures to cool the housing market. This is because people planning to buy homes, anticipating a fall in residential prices, will postpone buying and continue to rent. And those owning rental properties are likely to keep them empty in case they need to sell before prices drop too much, constricting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ADVERTISING

    Advertising agencies' price code may violate competition law, say experts

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Association's pricing rules on minimum fees members can charge clients could be in violation of competition legislation, experts say Industry code of ad agencies may breach law Longstanding pricing rules set by the advertising industry's leading trade association conflict with the competition law, the consumer watchdog and legal experts warn. ...

  8. Drive for housing should never falter

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A lull in the public controversy about illegal structures does not mean the issue has gone away. Now is a timely opportunity for reflection. As our recent special report demonstrated, the rules under the Buildings Ordinance have become so complicated that ...

  9. Payment of $230m to end 7-year piling saga

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Insurers offer only half of what court ruled the Housing Authority deserved A consortium of insurers based in Germany is to pay the Housing Authority $230 million for losses ... of about $600 million. In September 2003, construction company Zen Pacific agreed to pay the Housing Authority $80 million to compensate it over those defective piling works. The authority's ...

  10. Officials failing to crack down on fire hazards and illegal guest houses

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the need for regular inspections of older buildings for such illegal works as subdivided flats and unauthorised guest houses, given that they violate fire safety regulations and pose a serious threat to residents. While I accept that it can sometimes be difficult to locate subdivided flats and take appropriate action, the law is clear on unlicensed guest houses. Operators ...




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