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  1. Property rights law likely to go ahead

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan First measure to protect private assets expected to be enacted at next NPC session The mainland's first property rights law is expected to be passed during the next annual ... by Xinhua as saying. Professor Wang said the property rights legislation wrote the constitution's private ownership clause into law. The university's Yin Tian, who helped draft the law ...

  2. Eviction law expected to boost property sales

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy New rules will make it easier for landlords to kick out tenants New laws to make it easier for landlords to evict tenants will further boost the property market, a housing ... Mr Tam held a press briefing yesterday to raise awareness of the new laws. He denied they were intended to prop up the market, but admitted the changes would make property a more attractive ...

  3. Parasites vs the rule of law

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...'. We have intellectual property laws in part to attract business and get reciprocal protection for our own products. Not that the laws are always right, but we do not enforce them ... I refer to the column 'Robbed blind by the copyright illusionists' (February 24), by Jake van der Kamp. He misses the point, in fact the very name, of intellectual property. If, ...

  4. Law promises new lease of life

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an upswing after a new tenancy law that gives landlords more control over their properties was passed in the Legislative Council last week. Property experts generally welcomed the new law and said ... the new law will encourage more owners to let their residential properties as they will have the right to repossess them when the tenancy expires. The Landlord and Tenant Ordinance was enacted ...

  5. New tenancy laws will lead to complicated contracts

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the standard two years, and state conditions for the renewal of a tenancy agreement, said Lau Chun-kong, of property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle. Mr Lau, said the change in the law, which enables ... leases had been made more important by the change in the law, and more guidelines and training might be needed. Sandia Lau Ying-lam, a director of Centaline Property Agency, said the firm had ...

  6. Law change ends right of renewal for tenants

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... position,' she said. Wong Leung-shing, senior research and marketing manager of Centaline Property Agency, said the new law would be favourable for the property market. 'Owners' rights ... Legislators passed a bill yesterday that enables property owners to end leases when they expire, depriving tenants of the right of renewal they have enjoyed for more than 20 years. ...

  7. Tightening the law on internet's music pirates

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Intellectual Property Society. In the speech ('Let's keep the pirates out', December 11), Mr Tsang acknowledged the problem of internet piracy, particularly that of sharing infringing ... awareness of the need to accord to digital copies of copyright works the same level of respect for intellectual property rights. We have also been discussing with copyright owners and local internet ...

  8. Property market

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What impact do you think the government's resumption of land sales after a 13-month freeze- offloading only 17 sites in the next 15 months- will have on the property market? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Debate over key clause in tenancy law to intensify

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The ongoing debate over whether the 31-year-old Landlord and Tenant Ordinance should be amended is set to intensify when proposed changes to the law are tabled in Legco for second and third readings in the next two months. While property agents say the new tenancy law could help expand Hong Kong's rental housing market, some academics and property consultants ...

  10. Development rows show why property rights need to be limited

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... assertive in defending their property rights, that government too often infringes on these rights at the behest of environmentalists and other activist groups, and that it has no business doing so: '...property rights are exactly that- rights.' Thus, among other things, he encourages Hopewell Holdings chairman Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung to continue fighting for his proposed redevelopment ...




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