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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Clear plan needed to address land supply and housing issues

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... ourselves, and there is no doubt that the previous administration did take its eye off the ball in terms of land supply and the need for an accelerated social housing programme. However, we are where ... to tackle legacy supply issues Not surprisingly, the state of the real estate market, particularly the residential sector, has been the subject of much discussion since the new administration took ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Plan to boost HK housing supply in short term misses the point, critics say

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND YVONNE LIU

    ... Joyce Ng and Yvonne Liu joyce.ng@scmp.com Critics say 10-point plan to boost short-term supply of homes ignores key issues, including speculation and lack of new sites for housing Where's big picture? Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's 10-point plan to increase short-term housing supply showed a lack of determination to tackle the city's overheated property market, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Bid to increase HK housing supply by making factory conversions easier

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... buildings into "transitional accommodation" to help the housing supply. These dwellings will be for rent and not for sale for at least 10 years. Elaborating on one of the 10 short-term ... of the property. While sales are not allowed, there is no control on the rents to be charged or who the flats can be let to. "We are not using private property to provide subsidised housing. We have ...

  4. Land supply rises to meet housing target

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Land supply is being increased to meet the ambitious housing target set by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, who takes office in two weeks. Secretary ... Che. Instead, it will adopt the traditional approach in which the government resumes private land to be sold later to developers to ensure future housing projects can be delivered faster. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Losing the plot: is 'tight' land supply just a myth?

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Yvonne Liu

    ... While officials blame 'tight' land supply for soaring property prices, developments that could ease the strain on housing are being held back When officials keep on saying ... "They would prefer officials to take real action to speed up housing supply," Li said. "Otherwise they'll easily fall short of whatever housing target they set." However, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Stop building new village houses

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... New village houses ignore all modern building standards There has been a lot of talk over the years about whether every male child of Hong Kong's "indigenous" villagers should continue to have the legal right to build a new village house. I would argue they should no longer have such a right. Nobody should have the right to build any more of these houses because ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Backing for taller village houses rises

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... village houses rises A rising chorus that includes government advisers is calling for the three-storey height limit on village houses to be raised as a way to cope with a land shortage. One rural leader suggested the small-house policy be changed to legalise unauthorised structures- the target of an ongoing government crackdown. Critics warned that if officials altered the policy instead ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Question of supply

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:34pm by Kenneth Ko

    ... and housing supply, developers should continue to launch their projects at a steady pace to generate proceeds." By location, Yuen Long will probably see the largest supply, with about 4,800 ... Kenneth Ko Some projects are near completion, but the number of homes to be released is unknown. If there is one thing most experts agree on, it is the need to increase the supply ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Land supply enough for years to come

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for years to come' The amount of vacant government land could be enough to support the city's housing supply for four years, the latest official figures suggest. The Development Bureau ... the government's plan to develop three new towns in the New Territories to increase housing supply. But a bureau spokesman said yesterday: "We want to tell people that it is not true ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Above-35 singles may get priority in public rental flats

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Amy Nip

    ... several old housing estates to accommodate more flats on the sites. Meanwhile, the government signalled its willingness to increase public housing supply after it identified suitable sites from ... reduce private housing supply and push up property prices. ...




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