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  1. 40pc of sites in residential area non-residential

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com The government has been urged to review its town planning policy after a property consultancy found nearly 40 per cent of plots in Kowloon Tong- primarily zoned for residential use- have been used for educational or commercial purposes. Knight Frank found 91 of 227 plots around Waterloo Road and the area's MTR lines have been used ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... converting empty industrial buildings into hostels for university students ("Sensible way to ease hostel shortage", November 19). Even if converting buildings designed for non-residential purposes is workable, money would still be needed to get them up to the standards required for residential premises. There is a far more sensible solution to deal with the accommodation shortage; ...

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    Letters to the Editor, December 2, 2012

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... houses I agree with Trevor Yeung about the problems connected with the government's measures to mitigate the property market ("We need more reclamation projects", November 27). ... for housing. I believe the government should meet the housing demand converting all unused land into public residential use. The government hoards and then sells at the best time to private developers ...

  4. Lawmakers slam 'discriminatory' policy on residential hall places

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Lawmakers this week poured scorn on education officials' attempts to meet a shortfall in university residential halls, saying the policy discriminated against local students in favour of those from outside Hong Kong. 'Your solutions are not working,' Democratic Party legislator Yeung Sum said in a meeting of the Legislative Council education panel on Thursday. ...

  5. CUHK to build two residential colleges

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Chinese University of Hong Kong is to build two residential colleges at a cost of HK$270 million. CW Chu College and Wu Yee Sun College will be constructed to cater for the needs ... students. Another HK$170 million will be donated by Wu Yee Sun Charitable Foundation for Wu Yee Sun College, which will cater for 600 residential students and up to another 600 living off campus. ...

  6. Market boom goes against the tide

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Figures from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents show this is almost double the level of return available on other buy-to-let properties, which is 4.9 per cent. Student housing rental returns are relatively high because tenant demand is large and growing, and sales prices are relatively low compared with mainstream residential property. The university town of Nottingham has ...

  7. Plan to limit cash held by subsidised schools

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... money on stocks and properties, in some cases on luxury residential homes for senior staff. Under the new proposal, school heads must notify authorities if their reserve exceeds the 12-month ... six-month cash buffer was too stringent, warning it could affect liquidity and make property purchases difficult. Tougher guidelines on the types of investment a school can make are also ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clause in today's residential leases is a complete joke. What, I wonder, would a landlord actually have to do to constitute breaking this clause? Our 'peace and quiet enjoyment' ...

  9. An education in relative values

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be high-fiving themselves. In May, the government sold the site to Sun Hung Kai Properties for HK$4.49 billion, or HK$24,829 per buildable square foot, making it the third most expensive residential site ...

  10. Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but a child cannot be admitted to them unless his or her hukou (residential registration) is in the area where the school is based. The way around that is to buy a dwelling in the area and transfer ... (HK$1.14 million). For this, young parents have been saving furiously ever since their children were born, providing another catalyst for the city's red-hot property market. The buying frenzy ...




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