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  1. 'No ownership' public rent rule stands, says official

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai While elderly property owners living in buildings in disrepair will be allowed to rent public flats, the government says the 'no property ownership' rule still applies ... the no-property-ownership principle.' The Housing Department will allow older people who own properties in run-down buildings to rent government flats for a year if they are in genuine need. During that time, ...

  2. Tenant's paradise lost in dispute with landlord over ownership

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Nestled on the edge of a picturesque bay, below the walls of Tai Tam Reservoir, sits the hamlet of Tai Tam Tuk. Trees hang over the one-lane road leading into the village, which is home to a few scattered houses and a number of wakeboarding op ...

  3. Home ownership must be more than a dream

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be allocated to developers to build affordable housing and a predetermined percentage of developments can be set aside for cheaper apartments. With property ownership now enshrined in law, the mainland ...

  4. Action needed to broaden home ownership

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... As a middle-ranking manager at a state-owned sanatorium in Qingdao, Mr Xu was entitled to a three-bedroom apartment in one of the city's premium locations. He later bought outright ownership ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers too obsessed with flats and cars

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of home ownership and help bring down prices. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Price fear over Leung Chun-ying's ending of HOS flat resale premium

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Yvonne Liu

    ... the measure involves the random selection of 5,000 families (who earn no more than HK$30,000 a month) to buy second-hand Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats without having to pay a premium ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Living space

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some Housing Authority members have called for the return of the Home Ownership Scheme. Should this policy, which provides affordable flats to the less well-off, be revived? Write to us. ...

  9. Rich and poor resent developers' influence

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ownership Scheme flat. 'I know a drastic overhaul of our land policy will never happen because both [candidates] need developers to vote for them to win in this small-circle election,' he ...

  10. A home for life, at a rent of HK$3m

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on building more homes for the sandwich class. Meanwhile, a majority on the Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee, which met yesterday, agreed that future buyers of New Home Ownership ...




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