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  1. Private property gains equality in law

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... with Li Qiang Amidst the frenzy of the heated real estate market, the Chinese Property Rights Law came into effect at the beginning of the month. While much of the law purports to consolidate and reinforce property rights-related provisions that already exist in various mainland laws and regulations, the significance of the Property Rights Law in furthering the development ...

  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. LAW wins

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and imprisoned for up to one year, with further fines of HK$20,000 for each subsequent day of failing to comply with an order, according to the Building Ordinance. To ensure that properties are free ... Tang Solicitors. When unauthorised works are found, the landlord will be ordered to remove or dismantle them. Ng warns that the state of title to the property will be affected once an order ...

  4. Review urged over change in tenancy law

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... The government hoped the new law would encourage owners to let properties. Ng Kam-chiu, representative of tenants' group H15 Concern Group, said the problem was common in old urban districts ... Paggie Leung Legislators are calling for a review of the amended tenancy law after some tenants complained of being victimised by landlords, to whom the revision gave more rights. Some ...

  5. New UK rental laws may catch out landlords

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Hong Kong landlords of British properties are in danger of being caught out by new rental laws that may see some being fined thousands of pounds, lettings agents ... Landlords will lose their right to serve notice on a tenant to leave the property. Marc von Grundherr, director at lettings agency Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings, said the new law would ...

  6. Wen pledge to keep property market curbs

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Dennis Chong Premier Wen Jiabao reaffirmed the need for government measures to restrain the mainland's property market yesterday. He spoke amid expectations ... down prices in what was widely seen as an overheated property market. 'It is a crucial time for the controls over the property market,' Wen said, according to Xinhua. 'The ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Property firm prospers in testing times

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... market uncertainties dampened business sentiment, which weighted on Hong Kong's commercial properties. We are satisfied with the results and will continue to deliver positive results ... per unit also surged to HK$3.29. Wong says weakening demand from banking sectors reflected a decline in Central office market rentals. But the reit's properties are located ...

  9. List could end property curbs

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com The central government is setting up a national database on individual property ownership, raising hopes that curbs on homebuying will be removed, allowing ... databases of their own, but as they are not centrally linked, big speculators can get away with buying multiple properties in different provinces. The minister of housing and urban township ...

  10. Fortune Reit buys two 'bargain' properties

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Fortune Reit has agreed to buy two retail properties in Hong Kong for HK$1.9 billion. The reit will pay HK$1.25 billion for a shop at Belvedere Garden ... (Fortune), said. Knight Frank Petty valued the Belvedere Garden property at HK$1.3 billion on September 30, and estimated its net property yield at 5.2 per cent. The Provident Centre property ...




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