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  1. Government has no plans to regulate residential property sales: Suen

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 6.19pm: The government has no plans introduce legislation to regulate sales of residential flats, Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands, Michael Suen Ming-yeun said on Wednesday. His comments were prompted by an incident, revealed last month, when a buyer obtained a penthouse for a record price and also bought three other flats in the same ...

  2. Stiffer property sale rules sought

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for stringent measures to protect property buyers. Lee Wing-tat wants the department to regulate- through the pre-sale consent developers must obtain before selling- uncompleted residential projects, ... of uncompleted residential projects need to be improved. But it postponed the meeting without explanation. The meeting was called to address public concern after Sun Hung Kai Properties was accused ...

  3. Call to impose tax on property

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... be imposed on existing residential property holdings. Last month, another government think tank, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, suggested a similar tax, claiming it would be effective ... Peggy Sito Beijing should impose a property tax in order to rein in the red-hot real estate market, a government think tank has recommended. The imposition of the levy could reduce local ...

  4. Let the property market alone

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be left for market forces to decide. The property companies are only now offering flats at affordable prices. The current price is right for both commercial and residential premises. ... The property market needs no support. Speculators, property developers and greedy landlords made millions during the property boom and the government was a partner in this prosperity. Did ...

  5. Almost half expect property cooling to fail

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Almost one in two Hongkongers believe the recent government measures to curb property speculation have failed to cool the market, according to a poll. The results of a Liberal ... This would allow them to pay less rent than in the private sector and save for a deposit on their own property. Slightly less than 20 per cent said there should be tougher measures to curb ...

  6. Tsang promises fair property market

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of transparency in property transactions.' There have been growing calls for laws to tighten regulation of sales of uncompleted residential flats after the high-priced sales of 20 luxury flats at 39 ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised yesterday to address the problem of unfairness and lack of transparency in property transactions following the controversy ...

  7. Property-owning activists lead democracy drive

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... homeowners could not expect much support from local authorities. 'Most property management firms of urban residential compounds are designated by the property developers, a group ... affairs. 'Some officials of local bureaus have warned the media not to report on property disputes. Lawsuits by residential committees run by activist homeowners have often been rejected ...

  8. KCRC seeks return to property building

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Peggy Sito

    ... Denise Tsang and Peggy Sito The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp is exploring ways to resume property development along its rail lines after giving up its development rights less than a year ... year in support of government efforts to rein in land supplies. Yesterday, it was reported that KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun had asked the government to step up property development along ...

  9. Property owners vow action to stop power transformer station

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou A group of affluent Guangzhou property owners have vowed to block construction of a high-voltage transformer station in their neighbourhood and force the city ... rights.' The retired official added Guangzhou's approach to urban planning had held the city back. 'It took only 15 working days in February last year to rezone our area from residential ...

  10. Priest wearied by battle for return of church property

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Hebei priest Sun Quanxin has been lobbying Tianjin officials for the past 13 years in the hope of regaining state-sanctioned Catholic Church properties held by the city ... his prayers will be answered. Father Sun is campaigning for the return of nearly 30,000 square metres of property in the east coast city purchased by the church before 1949 and seized ...




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