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  1. Peak price

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Developer Sun Hung Kai Property has paid a record HK$1.8 billion for a residential site on The Peak, making it the most expensive plot of land in the world. Does the location justify the price? Write to us ...

  2. Gathering dust

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the shelf: 7- Description of flats on sale- overseas uncompleted residential properties, 1997- Extrinsic materials as an aid to statutory interpretation, 1997- Contracts for the supply of goods, 2002- Description of flats on sale- local completed residential properties, 2002- Substitute decision making and advance directives in relation to medical treatment, 2006- Hearsay in criminal ...

  3. Striking a balance

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Are there restrictions to buying property in Singapore? In order to strike a balance between helping Singaporeans buy a stake in the small city-state and attracting foreign investment and talent, the nation has some restrictions on foreigners buying property through the Residential Property Act. According to the Singapore Land Authority, a foreign person ...

  4. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong homebuyers hail 'honest' sales law

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... At the same time, the director of the Sales of First-hand Residential Properties Authority, Eugene Fung Kin-yip, said it was a good sign that the new law had halted most sales of new homes, as many ...

  5. Industry worries over law's efficacy

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... and private property. According to the law, the 50-year land grant for residential properties will be automatically renewed on expiry- the most welcomed provision by the majority of homeowners. ... the 50-year land grants for residential properties expired. Carson Wen, a partner at law firm Jones Day's Hong Kong office, said land use rights were always an open issue as China had only been ...

  6. Real estate law the right answer

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of legislation, developers can walk away for cheating homebuyers. After a year-long study, a committee has tabled a package of measures seeking to better protect buyers of first-hand residential property ... In Hong Kong, home ownership remains a distant goal for many. With land scarce and property prices high, most people still live in public housing or rent units in the private market. Those ...

  7. Private property gains equality in law

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... to prevent competing transactions and facilitate the enforcement of exclusivity of the proposed sale; and the automatic extension of granted land use rights for residential properties. Of equal ... with Li Qiang Amidst the frenzy of the heated real estate market, the Chinese Property Rights Law came into effect at the beginning of the month. While much of the law purports ...

  8. Law promises new lease of life

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the new law will encourage more owners to let their residential properties as they will have the right to repossess them when the tenancy expires. The Landlord and Tenant Ordinance was enacted ... to let their premises. 'Banks will be more willing to grant favourable mortgage terms for residential properties that have tenancy agreements,' he said. Mr Lau said there would ...

  9. Trial looms for former Shenzhen police chief

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... found to have invested in an illegal residential property which collapsed and killed a mother and son. The three admitted to having bribed An, leading to her dismissal in October. During ... as saying that such conduct was beyond the scope of their investigation. 'According to the criminal law in China, bribes are only defined as relating to property,' he said. An, a former ...

  10. Upswing boosts demand for quality services

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... of multi-owner residential properties. Knight Frank Petty has received a flood of inquiries from such owners. Cost was the main reason owners had hesitated in the past to put their properties ... operations helped to cut costs. Another reason for better managed properties was the large presence of expatriates buying in the local residential market. There was a lot of buying by expats when ...




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