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  1. Higher rents boost Link Reit half-yearly income

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Shares in The Link Real Estate Investment Trust yesterday jumped to a 52-week high after it announced half-yearly net property income to September 30 jumped more than 15 per cent on the back of high rents. The Link Reit, which owns more than 180 shopping centres and car parks formerly owned by the Housing Authority, said its total distributable income ...

  2. Sunlight REIT posts 41.8pc rise in income

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it to third parties. Henderson Sunlight Asset Management, the manager of Sunlight Reit, announced a 41.8 per cent increase in the reit's distributable income for the year to June to HK$264.5 ... a 10.1 per cent increase in net property income to HK$407.4 million. It will make a final distribution of 9.1 HK cents per unit, taking the payout for the year to 17.6 HK cents per unit. ...

  3. The Link sidesteps calls to cut rent, reports income rise

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sallnow-Smith said: 'Every rent... is a market rent, and it will be different with every tenant because the store is different, the location is different and the potential income is different.' He refused to speculate on the prospects of a rent freeze or cut, saying: 'A generic solution is never appropriate.' The Link Reit reported a distributable income of HK$884 ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An Insight article on Page A15 on Monday, June 5, 'Why it pays to end the rents deadlock', incorrectly explained the median rent-to-income ratio. The cap on public housing rents makes it compulsory for any rent adjustment to ensure the median rent-to-income ratio of the population of public tenants does not exceed 10 per cent. The percentage refers to the median ratio, ...

  5. Tenants may face small rent rise in public flats

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Paggie Leung

    ... Amy Nip and Paggie Leung Public housing tenants may have to pay higher rents this summer- if their household income was HK$13 a month higher last year than in 2007. A government survey shows the mean household income of public housing tenants was HK$13,233 a month in 2007. If the mean changed by 0.1 per cent last year, a rent review mechanism will be triggered. ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Population size is only one factor in influencing property prices

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... Stephen Chung property.post@scmp.com Fewer people may result in cheaper property but there are other factors involved such as income and supply-and-demand dynamics More to prices than size ... property prices. Secondly, GDP or income is generally the more influential factor in determining real estate prices. Whether a single market across different time spectrums, or a single moment ...

  7. Why are taxpayers subsidising public housing for the wealthy?

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It comes as a great surprise to those of us living in the private sector and shelling out a significant percentage of our income every month in rent or mortgage payments to learn that there are families enjoying subsidised public housing while earning HK$47,400 plus per month or, more disturbing, tenants who refuse to declare their income. Your report ('High prices see more rich ...

  8. Rent rise formula sparks controversy

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that allows both rent increases and cuts according to changes in average household income. The first increase under the revised method, a moderate 4.62 per cent, was implemented two years ago without dispute. Since then, the income-based approach has been seen as a fair and acceptable way to determine rent adjustments. The second increase, however, has stirred controversy. Early this week, ...

  9. Valuations boost Regal Reit profit but payout falls

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Regal Real Estate Investment Trust (Regal Reit) saw a drop of more than 40 per cent in distributable income last year to HK$397.9 million, causing the final distribution per unit to decline by a similar percentage to 6.3 HK cents. 'The total distributable income in the preceding year was comparatively higher due largely to the higher ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Low rates, not lack of flats blowing Hong Kong's property bubble

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... On the question of affordability, it is clear that, just by looking at statistics comparing, for example, the rate of employment income increase and the rate of property prices increase or, ... incomes and prices and says they show that the lack of affordability has become serious. But he says nothing about interest rates, although it is interest rates that have long been the biggest ...




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