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  1. Britain puts homeowners in charge

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London A new form of tenure set to be introduced may not prove practical for overseas-based leaseholders A new form of tenure, commonhold, will be introduced by the government as an alternative to leasehold in England and Wales on Monday. Leaseholders will have the option to convert to commonhold if they wish. This may prove especially popular with leaseholders ...

  2. Pacific Place sees strong office tenant take-up

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Swire Properties says three tenants have leased 60,000 square feet in One and Two Pacific Place in Admiralty, making the average rent at the complex about HK$80 per square foot. Two new tenants, Lovells, an international legal practice, and Credi ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong real estate seen as poor bet

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:37am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com City comes last, with Tokyo in lead, in terms of future returns from residential investments in analysis of 12 cities around the world HK real estate seen as poor bet Hong Kong is likely to see the lowest returns on residential investments in the next five years among 12 global cities monitored by Real Estate Foresight, an independent research, ...

  4. UK landlords put up with pointless red tape

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Lester

    ... and guarantees for new homes, guarantees for any work carried out on the property and replies to local searches. As if this were not enough, after June 1 estate agents must be able to produce an Energy ... to imagine many sellers paying substantial sums for something that is not required, critics have described the whole exercise as worthless. Meanwhile, the National Association of Estate Agents has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Fire in Kwun Tong housing estate, killing a woman and two children

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:31am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A fire broke out in a publing housing estate in Kwun Tong, killing three people and injuring two in a family of five. Among the dead were a woman, 33, a girl and a boy, aged 5 and 2 respectively. A man, 53, and an eight-month-old baby were injured; the baby was in critical condition. At around 3am, fire broke out in a flat in 20/F, Tsui Lok House, Tsui Ping (South) Estate. About 60 ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Evergrande Real Estate speeds up push into new businesses

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:08pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com While the mass-market homebuilder pursues diversification despite a 39.3pc rise in profits, Sunac sticks with luxury development in top cities Evergrande steps up push into new business fields Evergrande Real Estate Group, a mass-market homebuilder on the mainland, is speeding up diversification of its business even as it outperformed the slowing ...

  7. Business - China Business - Tax

    Reverse mortgages hit estate tax snag

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... inheritance tax Reverse mortgages hit estate tax snag Beijing's controversial inheritance tax plans could be complicated by its own efforts to promote reverse mortgages to help fund old-age ... estate-backed loan, the terms of which allow residents to live in their properties until death, or the expiration of the mortgage. Permitting reverse mortgages effectively removes from the net the key ...

  8. Business - China Business

    Miner plans HK$405.65m rights issue to fund real estate deal with director

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Sky Holdings. The deal will allow the miner to move into real estate as China Sky’s main business is the development of Jintang New City Plaza, a residential and commercial development project ... diversifying into real estate to generate new cash flow. It reported a loss HK$178,000 last year, with turnover down 67 per cent year on year to HK$4.4 million. The deal is a very substantial ...

  9. Sale of 9,400ha estate a once-in-a-century opportunity

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Estate sale is unusual because it is offered leasehold when most country estates are freehold. The vendor wants to retain freehold to protect its water rights on the estate, the catchment area ... of landed estates at accountants Saffery Champness, said the leasehold price was high. 'This is rather an expensive deal for a 125-year lease,' Harrison said. 'From an investor's ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY INVESTMENT

    Mainland real estate investment growth slows to 13.7pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland investment growth hits 5-year low Mainland real estate investment grew at the slowest pace in almost five years in the first seven months of the year, official data showed yesterday, posing the biggest downside risk to government efforts to ensure the 7.5 per cent economic growth target for the year is met. Real estate investment rose ...




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