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  1. Time to revisit law and consider minority property owners' rights

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of dwellings in an ageing residential block an owner must possess in order to trigger the compulsory sale of the remainder, the number of applications for such sales received by the Lands Tribunal has ... of the applications for compulsory land sale orders were made by well-known property developers and property acquisition agencies. It appears that the new law, having operated for almost 18 months, works very ...

  2. Home Ownership Scheme will not undermine property market

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to express my dissatisfaction with the government's erroneous housing policy. The chief executive said that only the prices of luxury properties were sky high and this would ... Therefore, they turn their attention to lower-grade property. This in turn displaces prospective buyers at that grade. Flats in Ho Man Tin and Taikoo Shing have always been much sought after ...

  3. Property giants may be let off hook over underpaid workers

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Property developers may be able to gain accreditation under the voluntary 'wage protection movement' even if workers managed by their subsidiaries are paid less than the market rate. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung made the comment after an association of the city's leading property management companies ...

  4. Law change ends right of renewal for tenants

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Legislators passed a bill yesterday that enables property owners to end leases when they expire, depriving tenants of the right of renewal they have enjoyed for more than 20 years. Residential and commercial owners will have the right to take back the premises - even if the tenants are willing to pay market rents - under the Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) (Amendment) Bill. ...

  5. Beijing launches massive survey

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its booming commercial and residential property sector. The project is expected to cost 200 million yuan and take at least 18 months to complete. The findings are aimed at giving the government a basis to set industry benchmarks. The census will cover residential, commercial and industrial properties and be accompanied by an assessment of the viability and commercial value ...

  6. Survey explores cross-border living

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Planning Department and the Shenzhen Municipal Statistics Bureau will conduct the first survey of Hongkongers living in Shenzhen. The bureau will carry out research into 4,000 Hong Kong households across the border between tomorrow and the end of the month. Information on socio-economic conditions, living standards and residential properties ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a widening income gap, a problem we share. But it has prompted property and tax experts to say it would not work in Hong Kong because our residential property market is different. And if that were ... a lot of thought is going into how to close the income gap, the contrast with Singapore springs to mind. The city-state budget that taxed the owners of luxury properties also doubled spending ...

  8. Follow the path of the migrant workers and find the profits

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai To the profit-seeking mainland residential property developer the roadmap to success is relatively straightforward... follow the migrant workers to economic openness. ... that Shenzhen's property investment will recover from its six-year decline and edge up in the next two years. The average price of residential property was 8,200 yuan per square metre in February, ...

  9. $207m plan targets two old buildings

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Street and Sun Shing Street, with a high-rise residential building with a retail podium. The two buildings- one residential, one industrial- cover about 7,640 sq ft and are both close to 50 years old. The project affects 22 property interests including eight families and 11 factories. Owners will be compensated as though their properties were seven years old, as in Urban Renewal ...

  10. Middle-class housing sales brighten sentiment

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... that the demand for residential property was strong, he said. In the primary market, property agents said there were about 340 transactions, mainly from Central Park Towers and the remaining units ... to property agents. Buying sentiment was also boosted by the sale of a special unit at Grand Waterfront in To Kwa Wan at a record high for the area. The average prices of the key 50 housing estates ...




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