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  1. LAW wins

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jimmy Chow The political controversy triggered by illegal structures in the homes of senior government officials has once again grabbed public attention on this issue. The problem with illegal structures is that they are hard to locate. For instance, base ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... a growing headache for Beijing. Wang said that with part of the returns he earns on these investments, he was able to quickly repay the tax loans. Jiang Rongqing,  senior partner at Dacheng Law ...

  3. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law should be drafted to ensure the proper use of low-income housing, others suggest that creative solutions by local governments ... and supervise the projects. 'I don't think it would be most effective to have Beijing work out a law and then make all places abide by it,' he said. 'We should allow local ...

  4. Real estate law the right answer

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the number of transactions in the opening sale, are not uncommon. The fact is, traders in a wet market may go to jail for selling under-weight produce under the law. But in the absence ... It would set up different levels of penalties and an enforcement agency. The proposed law is a belated but necessary step. Developers now face only the possibility of civil claims by a victim. ...

  5. Law on forced sales needs a rethink

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The revised law on the compulsory sale of old flats was supposed to help speed up urban renewal. Instead, it has become a rallying point for activists and disgruntled flat owners against big developers and their agents. Critics cite the law as proof of collusion between developers and the government. Whether or not that's true, the law is a difficult one to defend. ...

  6. Consumer watchdog seeks new laws in wake of Icon fiasco

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Joyce Ng

    ... officials should speed up the process and make sure flats in redevelopment projects- such as the Icon- were covered by it. 'It is necessary to have a law governing sales of all kinds ... and a further 12 proposed requirements for show flats came into effect in June. They only apply to association members, making it difficult for consumers to know the difference. Ho said the new law ...

  7. New UK rental laws may catch out landlords

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Hong Kong landlords of British properties are in danger of being caught out by new rental laws that may see some being fined thousands of pounds, lettings agents ... for existing lettings. Landlords must place tenants' deposits in a tenancy-deposit scheme within 14 days of the changes becoming law on October 1, and provide tenants with proof that this has been ...

  8. Review urged over change in tenancy law

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Legislators are calling for a review of the amended tenancy law after some tenants complained of being victimised by landlords, to whom the revision gave more rights. Some ... The government hoped the new law would encourage owners to let properties. Ng Kam-chiu, representative of tenants' group H15 Concern Group, said the problem was common in old urban districts ...

  9. Private property gains equality in law

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... with Li Qiang Amidst the frenzy of the heated real estate market, the Chinese Property Rights Law came into effect at the beginning of the month. While much of the law purports to consolidate and reinforce property rights-related provisions that already exist in various mainland laws and regulations, the significance of the Property Rights Law in furthering the development ...

  10. Developers accused of abusing law

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Planners fear judicial reviews will mean more unsightly projects Members of the Town Planning Board fear developers will increasingly abuse the legal system by seeking judicial reviews to push through their projects. They raised their concerns y ...




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