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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New property law forbids publishing of unofficial price quotes

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Johnny Tam

    ... the law takes effect. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance is intended to protect consumer interests and increase market transparency. An information centre in Chai Wan will educate consumers on the law. There have also been concerns that developers may bombard buyers with information and cause even more confusion. Sun Hung Kai Properties has issued a three-volume, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    'Insufficient' laws are not preventing unfair property sales in Hong Kong: report

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 07:02pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Misleading and unfair sales practices by developers and property agents remain common despite a new law introduced by the government more than a year ago that aimed to combat them, Hong Kong’s consumer rights watchdog has found. In a damning report released on Tuesday, the Consumer Council described the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms ... circumstances in the property market. However, a senior conveyancing lawyer said the professional code of conduct required law firms to keep a separate account for their clients' money. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Centaline property agent sues law firm, barristers who represented him

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Plaintiff jailed for 14 months, then cleared, claims his legal team didn't do their job Centaline agent sues law firm, barristers A property agency ... by billionaire Law Kar-po, the boss of the company which was buying the property. Law told the Independent Commission Against Corruption that he had known about the deal and allowed his employee ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Sales law falling flat, says watchdog

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... sales practices by developers and property agents remain common more than a year after a law was introduced to combat them, the Consumer Council says. In a critical report released yesterday, ... the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority- the body set up to enforce the law- was failing in its duty, council chief executive Gilly Wong Fung-han said: "It is an objective fact ...

  6. News - World

    Protests over shooting of Michael Brown settle in Ferguson, but heat up in California

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:21am by AP

    ... No protesters showed up. The racially charged case has stoked passions nationwide, triggering debates over the relationship between black communities and law enforcement. There were no reports of major confrontations or damage to property overnight in Ferguson- where about 100 people marched in a light snow- and St Louis County police said there were only two arrests. Troops with rifles were posted ...

  7. News - China - LAW

    Chinese domestic violence law to offer victims easier access to restraining orders

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Better protection for domestic abuse victims The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make ... and they are almost completely unheard of, largely because victims aren't aware the option exists. The new law is aimed at making the orders standard protection that can be offered to a victim quickly. ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore hands extra trespass charges to German 'vandals' facing cane for graffiti

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:59pm by Reuters

    ... graffiti on train carriages. Singapore’s vandalism laws became global news in 1994 when American teenager Michael Fay was caned for damaging cars and public property, despite appeals for clemency ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    'Ho Man Tin' flats not all they appear, warns properties watchdog

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... between Nan Fung Group and Wing Tai Properties, are expected to go on the market as soon as next week, at prices of up to HK$27 million. The authority, which monitors new laws on flat sales, also ... at a luxury development to take marketing claims with a pinch of salt- not least because it is not in the area its name suggests. The Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority says buyers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jury in high-profile Rafael Hui corruption trial to start deliberations from December 15

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... allegations against a former government No 2 and two property tycoons- will begin deliberations on December 15 at the earliest. As lawyers for both the prosecution and the five defendants completed ... features of the evidence, and to give you directions on the laws which apply in this case," Macrae told the nine jurors, who have been sitting since June. "I shall reserve some concluding ...




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