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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... the authority's resources?" the source said yesterday. Authority officials review rents every two years and must link rises to the income levels of tenant households, with a maximum rise of 10 per cent. The department found that average incomes among a sample of 24,000 households rose by 19 per cent over the two years since the 2012 review, which saw rents rise by 10 per cent. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers call for study into return of rent controls to protect tenants

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Olga Wong

    ... on the government to hold a public consultation on rent controls and to set a timetable for a review. It came as the government released a report on rent controls overseas. Average residential rents ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may get revised guidelines urging clarity on fixed windows

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... design is deemed acceptable by the Environmental Protection Department. When asked if the department would review the practice, a spokeswoman said fixed windows with handles were acceptable ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public-flat funding 'no longer works'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY WF FUNG

    ... urged the authority to review its business model because its financing was unsustainable. The authority is due to submit a report on its review to the financial secretary by March next year.   ...

  5. Property - International - HOUSING

    British home prices soar 3.6 per cent this month, at record highs

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... requiring stricter checks on borrowers' ability to repay their loans. Rightmove said that the so-called Mortgage Market Review could help temper the wider market, but added that London needed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong's land crisis justifies small-house review

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Land crisis spurs small-house review Hong Kong's chronic land shortage justifies a review of the small-house policy for indigenous villagers in the New ... resources, I agree there is a need to review the small-house policy," Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po wrote in a newspaper column. "This will inevitably involve issues of law, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Welfare recipient bids for judicial review over 'inadequate' rent subsidy

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Simpson Cheung

    ... to change the system. Joel Suen Mo is calling for a judicial review of policy on rent subsidies for recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme (CSSA). Suen, who is applying ... dialogue in the community. "The government should increase rent allowances, and also- even more importantly- review the existing mechanism for adjusting them," he said. A Social Welfare ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... The government has pledged to offer a public flat to an applicant within three years on average. The committee has advised the Housing Authority to conduct regular reviews of the income and assets ... to focus instead on the “review of sites in green-belt areas and to make better use of brown-field sites and degraded agricultural land”. Professor Cheung said the government would follow up ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel suggests prefabricated housing for families in subdivided flats

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:07am by Olga Wong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... decade- 60 per cent of them public rental and subsidised flats- that was adopted by the chief executive in his policy address last month. Other proposals include regularly reviewing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Heung Yee Kuk leader backs idea of country park flats

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Gary Cheung

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Lau Wong-fat urges review of protected areas, saying homes could be built on less ecologically sensitive land to ease city's housing shortage Kuk leader backs idea of country park flats Rural strongman Lau Wong-fat has suggested flats could be built in certain areas of country parks to ease the housing shortage. He called for a review ...




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