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  1. Landlords spruce up flats to increase rents

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Landlords of luxury apartments are adding more features to liven up their properties and enable them to charge higher rents. Koh Keng-shing, managing director at Landscope Surveyors, which specialises in luxury property transactions, said deve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486108/landlords-spruce-flats-increase-rents
  2. Long wait for families to get public rental flats

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Almost a third of 16,800 household allocated public rental housing in the past year had to wait longer than the target time of three years. Some 13 per cent of those still on the waiting list have also waited for more than the t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983042/long-wait-families-get-public-rental-flats
  3. Railway-driven development pushing rents up

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Development and investment in Kennedy Town because of plans to build the West Island rail line is pushing up rents and forcing tenants out, a survey has revealed. The survey conducted by a community group in Kennedy Town, the Caritas Mok C ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629266/railway-driven-development-pushing-rents
  4. Property owners may get safety net

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Old people who own properties could be allowed to rent government flats- breaking the rule barring homeowners from public housing. The Housing Department put forward the idea as a means of alleviating the problems of elderly people living in f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451291/property-owners-may-get-safety-net
  5. Public housing for elderly put out to rent

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani A 20 per cent vacancy rate for senior citizens' public housing has prompted the government to convert 500 units a year for rent to the general public, the housing chief said yesterday. About 2,000 of a total of 9,820 units, which cater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580944/public-housing-elderly-put-out-rent
  6. Subsidised rents better than underfunded flats

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than three months after a court judgment threw the government's public housing policy into disarray, a long-term solution to the question of just how much tenants should pay remains elusive. The latest proposals floated by the Housing Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431913/subsidised-rents-better-underfunded-flats
  7. Official signals U-turn on housing policy

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Observer. 'This is a very incorrect and dangerous direction. It gives people an inaccurate impression and even creates societal problems.' Government figures show the urban home ownership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557920/official-signals-u-turn-housing-policy
  8. Blanket ban on new staff housing for government departments

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

    ... Kristine Kwok Three ministries have issued a blanket ban on government departments and institutions building housing for their staff. Under the directive, made by the ministries of construction, supervision and land and resources on Friday, governments wo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560967/blanket-ban-new-staff-housing-government-departments
  9. Diverse demands complicate new policy on rents

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A new policy on public housing rents is unlikely to meet the diverse demands of those who took part in the consultation exercise, a Housing Department source has said. 'It's impossible for a policy to fit all the demands. The suggestion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551943/diverse-demands-complicate-new-policy-rents
  10. Many more singles join queue for public flats

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Growing number of young applicants confounds housing officials struggling to cater for them More young single people are applying for public flats, confounding previous assumptions about marriage, the formation of households and demand for subsi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498113/many-more-singles-join-queue-public-flats

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