My husband and I have owned our flat here for more than 35 years. For succession planning, we would like to add the names of our two children (living and working abroad) to the title deeds of the property. Would this involve any duty or tax at any stage and, if so, would it be wise to do it in the current financial climate? We are about to start making our wills.Monday, 25 February, 2013, 2:14am
The ban on keeping dogs in Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats is being challenged in court after a private housing owner fought off efforts by his building management to remove his golden retriever.15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Being responsible for managing the transition from deeds registration to a register of title to property in Hong Kong, I welcome the article, 'Home ownership rules need revamp' (August 29).5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
A controversial land deeds bill should be phased in over a 15-year period and not brought in overnight, it has been proposed.
The U-turn follows strong opposition from the legal sector to the initial proposal for a 'midnight conversion'.2 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
Flat owners could become homeless overnight under a controversial bill that reverses the century-old practice of checking land deeds.
Lawyers warn a loophole in the Land Titles Bill means a flat owner might unknowingly lose his property rights.3 May 1999 - 12:00am
I REFER to your readers' letters headlined, 'Puzzled by need for a Land Titles Bill' and 'Illogical' (South China Morning Post, May 30 and June 1, respectively).6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
THOUSANDS of New Territories natives living overseas run the risk of losing their homes in Hong Kong under a new property law.
Legal experts are calling for a period of at least two years for these people to learn of the new law when it comes into force. The matter is expected to cause heated debate at a Law Society forum on Thursday.27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am