Eviction procedures in Spanish courts for unpaid mortgages and rent hit a fresh high last year, an oversight body said, as a sharp economic downturn and record unemployment continued to take a toll.Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 6:06am
A sanctuary for bears rescued from the Asian bile trade, which has been at the centre of a high-profile land dispute, has been spared eviction by Vietnam's government.
The US$2 million facility run by Animals Asia Foundation, the Hong Kong-based animal welfare group, was told last July that it could face eviction from the Tam Dao National Park.17 Jan 2013 - 5:20am
Public housing estate tenants who place phone orders for contraband cigarettes to be delivered to their homes may face eviction if arrested and convicted, a senior customs officer said.
Wan Hing-chuen, divisional commander of the customs services' anti-illicit-cigarette investigation unit, issued the warning after a task force detected 96 phone-order cases.3 Nov 2012 - 3:18am 1 comment
Finally, the authorities have taken action to evict members of Occupy Central, who have been camping on the ground floor of HSBC headquarters for almost a year. Bailiffs were sent to the scene after protesters ignored a court order to leave two weeks ago. It is regrettable that the group remains defiant and had to be forcefully removed after scuffling with law enforcers.12 Sep 2012 - 1:41am
Hongkongers were relieved when the government cracked down on old buildings jammed with illegally partitioned flats early this year. Two deadly fires last year had roused public concern, and the forced demolition seemed reasonable - except to many of those who were forced to leave their humble homes.16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Dominique Strauss-Kahn26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Beijing has stepped up its crackdown on brazen land grabs and forced demolitions after a nine-month-old regulation intended to curb unlawful evictions has proved to be largely toothless.26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Two government-licensed Mong Kok hawkers applied for legal aid yesterday to challenge eviction notices filed by Law Kar-po, son of late Bossini chain founder Law Ting-pong.4 May 2011 - 12:00am
After a six-month battle, a Tuen Mun village has finally been vacated by residents to make way for a public housing estate.
About 80 villagers had vowed to 'defend our homes to the death' on Monday, as the deadline for a government clearance order passed.29 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
A long-running eviction dispute at one of the biggest dam projects in Sichuan province has taken another turn, with six villagers detained because of their persistent protest against what locals call unfair resettlement.24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
The Consumer Council has received more than 60 complaints from couples who had planned their wedding banquets at Club Regency, a Kowloon Bay banquet hall. The private club will close on March 31 after its landlord won a court application last week to evict the club for failing to pay two months' rent. The club can use the premises for pre-booked weddings until March 31.29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
September, 2005 After several rounds of talks, the site's developers successfully apply to the Jiulongpo district housing administration for a demolition order.
January 2007 the housing administration holds a hearing and upholds the demolition request.3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
He becomes the first casualty of demerit scheme
Littering has cost Yuen Kin-man more than a $1,500 fine - it has cost him his home.
The Housing Department yesterday gave the 'nightmare' tenant one month to move out of his subsidised flat in Tuen Mun, making him the first public tenant to be evicted for dropping rubbish.22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Although Hong Kong is known to the outside world as a bastion of capitalism, where market forces reign supreme, it also boasts a sizeable public-housing programme.18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The Housing Authority may have to review the penalty scheme it uses to punish dirty tenants if a second challenge to an eviction under the system succeeds.
No one has been evicted yet under the two-year-old scheme.
A tenant ordered to leave after accumulating 17 points for littering and spitting lodged an appeal with the authority yesterday.1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am