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  1. 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

    ... controls would prevent poor tenants being forced from their homes by the city's soaring rents. "Tenants have little bargaining power," Kwok Wai-keung, from the Federation of Trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549165/lawmakers-call-study-return-rent-controls-protect-tenants
  2. Property - International - HOUSING

    British home prices soar 3.6 per cent this month, at record highs

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... a "major housing-supply boost" to prevent excessive rises in house prices. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1516276/british-home-prices-soar-36-cent-month-record-highs
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmaker Chan Kin-por in battle over management of private Cyberport estate

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:23am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Critic of policy on owners' corporations is trying to prevent one at his housing estate Lawmaker brings his work home with him Lawmaker Chan Kin-por, who has been a critic of the government's policy on owners' corporations, is now himself campaigning against the establishment of an owners' corporation at the estate where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432480/lawmaker-chan-kin-por-battle-over-management-private-cyberport-estate
  4. News - China - HOUSING

    Shenzhen temple at centre of latest rooftop scandal

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Shenzhen temple at centre of latest rooftop scandal Authorities are trying to learn who allowed a temple to be built atop a 21-storey residential building in Shenzhen, mainland media have reported. Surrounded by foliage, the temple has glazed golden tiles and traditional upturned eaves with carvings of dragons and phoenixes. Tight security prevented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298464/shenzhen-temple-centre-latest-rooftop-scandal
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Building renovation scheme targets criminals in construction trade

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... by providing building owners planning renovations with advice from government departments and operational support from the police. It offers regular workshops and seminars on preventing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1303437/building-renovation-scheme-targets-criminals-construction-trade
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Buildings Department rethinks tenement plan

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 02:41pm by Olga Wong and Samuel Chan

    ... weeks as the department will just strengthen support of both the balconies and the main structure as a temporary measure. It will also separate the balconies from the main structure to prevent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300339/kwa-wan-residents-vow-stay-despite-eviction-notice
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Eviction looms at 56-year-old To Kwa Wan block

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... crumbled and collapsed, all those below would be smashed. The government faced a dilemma in preventing such risks, he said. "A lack of incentives and consensus among the owners, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298664/eviction-looms-56-year-old-kwa-wan-block
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Widow and son kicked out of 80 sq ft cubicle after rent raised from HK$2,650 to HK$3,950

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... of the Society for Community Organisation, which has been helping Tao, said the government should bring back rent control and prevent landlords of subdivided units raising what they charge by more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299554/widow-and-son-kicked-out-80-sq-ft-cubicle
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Tycoon Lee Shau-kee in talks to donate land for cheap flats for young

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 04:34pm by Peggy Sito

    ... was taken, it should fall under existing policies of subsidised housing, which do not set an age limit on the beneficiaries, in order to prevent confusion. He said adjustments could be made within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252554/property-tycoon-lee-shau-kee-offers-land-affordable-housing-young
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Local opposition casts more doubt on land sale list

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND SANDY LI

    ... The board takes nine months to rezone a site. Former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat, who now runs concern group Land Watch, said the objections might make the rezoning process even longer, preventing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1167569/local-opposition-casts-more-doubt-land-sale-list

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