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English Property Law

Time to revisit law and consider minority property owners' rights

With the entry into force on April 1, 2010, of an amendment to the law governing the compulsory sale of land for redevelopment, which reduced from 90 per cent to 80 per cent the proportion of dwellings in an ageing residential block an owner must possess in order to trigg

Sunday, 25 September, 2011, 12:00am

Tribunal's new ruling on mediation

The Lands Tribunal says it will consider whether a developer buying up old flats has made an effort to solve disputes through mediation before going to litigation for a compulsory sale.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

HK$80m sought to refund Hongkong Electric

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Developer moves in on shop owner

The owner of a soy sauce shop in Causeway Bay is likely to feature in the first case under a new compulsory-sale rule for private redevelopment. He has twice received an offer from a developer for a Haven Street shop in an old building since the new law came into force last month.

3 May 2010 - 12:00am

Plan for acquiring buildings 'unfair'

Plans to make it easier for developers to acquire old buildings where they already own most of the units are being challenged by an alliance of apartment owners and an urban-planning pressure group.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Owners of Merry Terrace agree to joint deal

Mid-Levels plan gets 90pc support in largest collective sale

In the largest attempt at a collective property sale, owners of more than 176 of the 196 flats in Merry Terrace in Mid-Levels agreed to put the estate up for tender in January next year, surpassing the 90 per cent support needed to compel the rest of the owners to sell.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Compensation win for rural landowners

Owners of agricultural land taken back by the government are entitled to be paid compensation according to what they could potentially have done with their land, the city's highest court has ruled.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

$2.5b lawsuit headed for tribunal

A company demanding more than $2.5 billion compensation for the loss of boat access rights in Penny's Bay because of the Disney theme park failed yesterday to have its claim heard in the High Court.

18 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Anna Wu faces tribunal over unpaid flat fees

The chairwoman of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has refused to pay management fees for her flat since March last year as she believes the management office has not fully discharged its responsibilities, the Small Claims Tribunal heard yesterday.

23 May 2002 - 12:00am

Lands Tribunal may rule on West Rail row

A Lands Tribunal ruling may be sought by the Government to settle disputes over compensation with owners of an industrial building in Tsuen Wan affected by a West Rail plan.

A working group has been set up to look into individual cases in a land resumption row concerning the Wah Kai Industrial Centre.

27 Jun 2000 - 12:00am