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  1. 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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lawmakers call for study into rent controls Lawmakers have called on the government to consider reintroducing rent controls despite government findings that doing so could rebound on tenants. Seven of nine members at a meeting of the Legislative Council housing panel yesterday backed a motion calling for a study. Supporters of the motion said ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plans for flats on two Tai Po sites rejected

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by BRIAN YAP, Olga Wong

    ... Brian Yap and Olga Wong Incomplete assessment of the impact of public flats projects draws criticism from councillors who accept a third, largely undeveloped, site Tai Po flat plans fail to get past council Plans for more public housing flats in Tai Po came under attack from district councillors yesterday, with criticism ranging from a failure to consider transport infrastructure ...

  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

    ... space- even if the homes end up next to busy highways or industrial zones. "Such an arrangement bypasses the planning system. The loophole should be plugged," said University of Hong Kong planning professor Ng Cho-nam, who used to sit on the Town Planning Board. Ng called it "a trick that can satisfy both the government and the buyers". To the government, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Kwai Tsing council rejects government's housing plans

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Kwai Tsing council turns down housing plan District councillors have dealt a setback to government plans to build about 13,500 public flats in Kwai ... Officials said they were still studying the other eight, but councillors urged them to look at other sites elsewhere instead. "We are already opposing [them]. Don't waste your time ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flats may be built on private homes land

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... for Development, Paul Chan Mo-po, reiterated yesterday that the government would study its feasibility. At a joint housing and development panel meeting on Friday, lawmakers called for more land ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

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

    ... increase of almost 10 per cent, if an authority committee approves the plan tomorrow. A government source says the authority's deficit for this financial year will be slashed from HK$1.7 billion to HK$900 million if the plan is endorsed by independent members of the subsidised housing committee. But the deficit will rise to HK$2.1 billion if members vote to waive one month's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    An open-and-shut case? Not for some homebuyers

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

    ... up in the end. "I read only the first few pages and viewed the floor plan. I couldn't really spot anything wrong with it. That was how we made the decision," Ho said, adding ... and the Peterson Group, and Sun Hung Kai Properties' Riva, in Yuen Long, specified their fixed windows on floor plans. But Cheung Kong's three-tower Trinity does not. Buyers must flip to page 106 ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Experts see lengthy downturn, but no collapse for China's property sector

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Peggy Sito

    ... cities and 1 to 2 per cent in second-tier cities. Ji expects home prices in urban areas to remain resilient in the second half of 2014, but growth would be limited to 3 to 5 per cent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... housing projects," Chau said, referring to opposition to its development plans. In February last year, the Housing Authority proposed converting one 12-storey public rental block ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    District council chiefs won't budge on rezoning plans after lunch with CY

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Olga Wong

    ... won't budge on rezoning plans Three out of four pro-government district chiefs say they will not lend support to its ambitious housing plans, after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying tried to lobby ... flats in the next decade. Wong Tai Sin district council chairman Li Tak-hong and his deputy Wong Kam-chiu turned down the invitation, saying they had travel plans. The council's housing ...




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