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  1. HK the world's most expensive for luxury rents

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a three-bedroom apartment costs about US$9,450 a month to rent, putting it second after Hong Kong in the ranking of most expensive places for high-end rental property. Singapore, ranked ninth globally, ... sought by expatriate employees. 'The number of expat employees in Hong Kong has increased again over the past two years, contributing to the demand for rental accommodation,' ECA ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Investors flock to Britain's market for student rental housing

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Drawn by the potential for better returns than in Britain's regular rental market, fund managers are betting big on higher education Investors flock to student ... Reservations for this year amounted to 87 per cent at the end of June, enabling Unite to generate rental growth of 3 per cent to 4 per cent. Unite announced a plan today to develop London buildings ...

  3. HK overtakes London as most expensive office site

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the world's third most expensive city for expatriates to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Last month, ECA said in the survey that the average monthly rental for a two-bedroom apartment climbed ... Peggy Sito Hong Kong overtook London's West End as the most expensive office location last year as it outpaced gains in most markets across the Asia Pacific, according ...

  4. Luxury home rentals fall amid fewer expat hires

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Leasing of luxury homes in Hong Kong continues to decline due to fewer hires of expatriate staff in the banking and finance sector. However, rental demand ... led to a fall in rental demand for high-end flats. Global property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle said rents for luxury residential properties had declined by 7.5 per cent in the first half ...

  5. NETs petition for allowance rise up to 31pc

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... the allowance to HK$18,000. Teachers currently receive HK$12,950 to help cover rental expenses but the Native English-speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) is negotiating with the Education Bureau ... cent to HK$14,000. But he said this did not reflect the true increase in the rental market and was not based on the index recommended by the government's Rating and Valuation Department. ...

  6. Long wait for families to get public rental flats

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Almost a third of 16,800 household allocated public rental housing in the past year had to wait longer than the target time of three years. Some 13 per cent ... or four-member households. A source familiar with housing policy said a stable supply of public rental flats would improve the situation. 'Of the 75,000 flats to be provided in the next five years, ...

  7. Hong Kong owners reap British rental rewards

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... popular with some Hong Kong investors. 'We find that annual rental increases of 10 per cent upon renewal are not uncommon or confined to what is traditionally regarded as prime central London,' said Young. Robert Hadfield, managing director of investment property management company Pineflat, said yields were higher and void periods shorter for secondary market rental properties ...

  8. 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 warn. From October 1, landlords of British properties generating more than GBP25,000 (HK$300,000) a year in rent lose their right not only to negotiate individual contracts- known as non-Housing ...

  9. The high-end returns to HK rentals

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... department. 'That is an indication of how sharp the rental growth has been,' Tin said. The monthly rent paid for a 3,540 sq ft beach house at the Hong Kong Gold Coast in Tuen Mun had risen ... and found that monthly rentals that had been flat previously were now up by between 5 and 10 per cent a month. 'We have seen more foreign garment and IT companies from Europe ...

  10. URA gets an expensive taste of its own medicine as rising rent forces it to move

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo Who says powerful public bodies are in collusion with giant developers? It seems even the mighty and deep-pocketed Urban Renewal Authority has become a victim of big landlords. Like many poorer tenants and flat owners it has forced out of the ...




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