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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public housing to account for 60pc of new flat supply

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

    ... to account for 60pc of new flat supply Public housing will take up 60 per cent of new residential supply in the next decade, from the current 50-50 share with private flats. The marked change ... take a more active role and do more in providing public housing." Cheung said the ratio of public to private housing in new supply in the next 10 years would be 60 per cent to 40 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1290786/public-housing-account-60pc-new-flat-supply
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved for public housing were returned to the government between 2001 and 2013 and eventually sold to developers or converted to other uses. A report released by the Legislative Council Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031836/bid-increase-hk-housing-supply-making-factory-conversions-easier
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong

    ... Committee will decide whether to extend the pledge to cover the non-elderly singles. "Given the tight supply of new public housing units, the suggestion is to extend the pledge in phases, so ... Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong 'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats A high-level housing committee will meet today to discuss ways to allow middle-aged single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201424/non-elderly-singles-may-get-priority-rental-flats
  5. Business - Property - HOUSING

    Supply of new homes in Hong Kong to remain tight in 2013

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Despite a jump in building work on new flats, completions still well short of government target New homes supply to remain tight The supply of new private housing is expected to remain tight this year, property experts say, although the number of flats on which construction began or was completed rose last year. Figures from the Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1136312/supply-new-homes-hong-kong-remain-tight-2013
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Antony Leung warns rising interest rates could derail flat supply boost

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... fiasco 'at risk of recurring' Former financial secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung says the government's plan to boost the housing supply could flood the market with more flats than ... of the Executive Council from 1997 who was named financial secretary in 2001, said the new administration was right to address the city's housing problem by increasing supply. But he was worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142179/antony-leung-warns-rising-interest-rates-could-derail-flat-supply
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Retired civil servants offer housing estates to ease land shortage

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Homes built by co-ops for retirees could provide land on which to build 19,000 flats Take our housing estates, ex-civil servants tell C.Y. More than 100 retired civil servants yesterday urged the government to redevelop their co-operative housing estates, which officials say can generate 19,000 medium-sized flats. "[Chief Executive] Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136856/retired-civil-servants-offer-housing-estates-ease-land-shortage
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by BRIAN YAP, Olga Wong

    ... to get past council Plans for more public housing flats in Tai Po came under attack from district councillors yesterday, with criticism ranging from a failure to consider transport infrastructure to obstructing views of existing estates. Two of the three sites were widely rejected at a Tai Po District Council meeting, dealing a setback to the Housing Authority, the government's developer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550583/plans-flats-two-tai-po-sites-rejected
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... that doing so could rebound on tenants. Seven of nine members at a meeting of the Legislative Council housing panel yesterday backed a motion calling for a study. Supporters of the motion said ... in the city have jumped by about 67 per cent since 2008/09. Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said the government had yet to make a decision on the matter. The report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... a hard landing in the market, they add. More resilience is expected to be seen in first-tier cities and major second-tier cities, given the limited supply and strong demand. Since the start of this year, the housing market has experienced downward pressure, hit by the tightened credit from banks to property-related companies, corporate bond defaults and a high-profile anti-corruption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539687/experts-see-lengthy-downturn-no-collapse-chinas-property

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