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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why bother inspecting a Hong Kong investment flat?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by Alex Lo

    ... to the construction site. This has upset the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority. Under the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance, developers are required to let buyers see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557023/why-bother-inspecting-hong-kong-investment-flat
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Developers exploiting property loophole Few people outside its neighbourhood have heard of Leung Faat Noodle Shop. But its fight with a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development should concern us because it involves a basic private property right. It could leave gaping loopholes for developers to exploit at the expense of minority flat owners on old private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591220/canny-developers-exploiting-loophole-expense-minority-owners
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't pretend tycoons' gift is good for us

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on residential and non-residential properties above HK$2 million, were working. That's all fine and dandy. Developers and big business, of course, have been pressing the government to relax or even ... one government minister talked tough, another gave way. Professor Chan Ka-keung, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, sounded all brave and defiant when he said property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1272629/dont-pretend-tycoons-gift-good-us
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Comparisons can solve gross problem

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... attempts to make the sale of properties more transparent and fairer for buyers. Even so, it is right to argue that gross floor areas should also be included in sales brochures. The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance will come into effect at the end of next month. Under the new law, developers and agents must use the new standard saleable area in the place of gross floor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1195686/comparisons-can-solve-gross-problem
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Setting more rules won't solve Hong Kong's ills; enforce the ones we have

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... have proposed licensing subdivided flats in residential buildings. Triad-affiliated contractors and decorators have been a problem for decades. One favoured tactic is to start work, make ... such a property. Well, at least the government is waking up to long-standing problems that have been left festering for a long time. Better late than never! ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1307231/setting-more-rules-wont-solve-hong-kongs-ills-enforce-ones
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Little guy will pay for parking lunacy

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... price that parking spaces being sold at a Cheung Kong residential estate in Tai Wai have allegedly fetched. Greasy-haired agents claim some buyers were able to flip the spaces for a quick profit of HK$200,000 to HK$300,000. Li Ka-shing's flagship property developer is not the only one selling large numbers of parking spaces. Practically every developer has been in the game since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1091497/little-guy-will-pay-parking-lunacy

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