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  1. Old leases without height restrictions cannot override statutes passed later

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... alteration, modification or redevelopment of an existing building. There are so-called unrestricted leases on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon. However, the landowners there comply with the Buildings Ordinance and Town Planning Ordinance in respect of building heights during development or redevelopment. They have to, otherwise the building authority will not approve the building plans or give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972247/old-leases-without-height-restrictions-cannot-override-statutes-passed-later
  2. Lease conversion leaves Tsang stuck

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... manufacturing industry left to use it. Why not tear down these moribund industrial buildings and redevelop the sites as homes for Hongkongers? Good idea. But why didn't it already happen long ago? Hong Kong developers are no slouches at finding redevelopment projects. Why haven't they long spotted this opportunity and exploited it? The difficulty lies in a rule that anyone wishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992168/lease-conversion-leaves-tsang-stuck
  3. Urban renewal review 'unfair to flat owners'

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for removing their tenants in areas due for redevelopment, a property company controlled by tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung says. Yuen Fung Investment, which told tenants of Yue Man Mansion last month ... it back,' a company spokesman said. The group said it did not know if the site would be redeveloped in a couple of years. 'The defunct Land Development Corporation said many years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476359/urban-renewal-review-unfair-flat-owners
  4. Court order puts block on Central zoning plan

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Three key redevelopment projects in Central could be delayed after a developer won a court order yesterday that bars town planners from submitting a zoning ... to decide whether it would submit an amended plan, with the disputed land removed, for approval. The board would not immediately comment. If it decides not to submit such a plan, other redevelopment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990530/court-order-puts-block-central-zoning-plan
  5. Villagers foil Henderson eviction plan

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into possible redevelopment of the area. A villager said the attempted eviction was unreasonable as there was no imminent development on the site, and the future land use had not yet been decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984385/villagers-foil-henderson-eviction-plan
  6. Flat owners attack URA over threat of legal action

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Street redevelopment. Owners of properties who want their buildings excluded from the scheme said yesterday the authority should follow established procedures for challenging the board's ... in question from the already much-reduced scheme in Central. The newly renovated buildings were bought four years after the authority announced the redevelopment in 2003. Owners' spokesman Dare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691224/flat-owners-attack-ura-over-threat-legal-action
  7. Uncertainty over civil service flats

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... While others built under the scheme have been redeveloped, the long-term fate of the ageing flats remains uncertain, although officials have no plans for them. The civil servants' ... dollars for the transaction in one go,' he said. Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun said he saw no strong reason for the government to redevelop the properties, saying many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605686/uncertainty-over-civil-service-flats
  8. Developers offer to fund mediation

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to developers under a controversial law designed to facilitate private redevelopment. It was introduced by the government as an alternative to litigation. The law on compulsory sale for redevelopment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964372/developers-offer-fund-mediation
  9. Business - Companies - PROPERTY

    Ease rules for factory conversions, says Far East Consortium

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... on the conversion of industrial buildings for other uses in a bid to speed up the redevelopment of under-utilised properties. Far East chairman David Chiu said owners should be allowed to make alterations to exterior walls of a building equivalent to 30 per cent of the property's total gross floor area, up from 10 per cent. "This would allow for more windows in redevelopment projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1038684/ease-rules-factory-conversions-says-far-east-consortium
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Population size is only one factor in influencing property prices

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... may be redeveloped or altered to cater to the changes in demand. In short, the demand side is not an inflexible constant and when supply changes alter the pricing equilibrium, demand may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1226911/population-size-only-one-factor-influencing-property-prices

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