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Hong Kong buyers to be offered Battersea Power Station flats

Hong Kong property investors will be offered an opportunity to buy apartments at the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in London later this month.

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 10:32am

C.Y. Leung says focus will be on increasing supply of flats

The government has a number of measures up its sleeve to curb property speculation that it can deploy at any time, while a ban on non-locals buying some new homes will "definitely" be expanded, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says.

5 Oct 2012 - 11:30am 2 comments

How subdivision of flats yields higher profits

Demand for subdivided flats has mushroomed over the last decade, bolstered by immigration from the mainland and a recognition among owners that subdividing flats could make for big profits, says Institute of Surveyors spokesman Vincent Ho Kwok-kwan.

Older buildings are easier to subdivide than new ones, he says, making Sham Shui Po a hub for low-income housing.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:26am

Poor sweat it out in 'flesh steamers'

For most families the recent heat wave has been just an inconvenience, easily handled by ducking under an air conditioner. But for people like Deng Aixia and her two children, the high temperatures could have had deadly consequences.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Housing starts highest in 8 years

The number of construction starts on new flats in the city climbed to the highest in nearly eight years in the first six months of this year after the government increased land supply to cool down the overheated property market.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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Development minister needs to fall on his sword

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Residents want cash not flats

Residents offered flat-for-flat compensation at a Ma Tau Kok redevelopment project have all rejected the offers, the Urban Renewal Authority said yesterday.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Efficiency ratios going to the extremes

The lack of legislation against advertising the gross floor area of new flats means the market is continuing to see extreme examples of efficiency ratios.

Just compare two examples of flats put on the market recently by the Housing Society and the Urban Renewal Authority.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Humble show flat comes a long way

London-based interior designer Kamini Ezralow had just put the finishing touches on a 7,500 squarefoot triplex apartment in Mayfair that was being kitted out as a show home.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Too late to object to flat-sale law

No one willingly gives up an advantage. Property developers have always had the upper hand when selling flats, being able to market and sell to buyers in whichever way they see fit. Naturally, they are unhappy about a law planned for next year that will regulate their activities and set tough penalties for violations.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am