Homeowners' Association

Buying a home turns IT manager into activist in campaign against developers

When did you buy a house and how did you feel at that time?

Sunday, 9 March, 2008, 12:00am

Property owners plant seeds of democracy

Residents powerless in rows with developers have been organising representative bodies

For nearly a year, residents of Xinghe Garden in Tianjin's Hedong district have been locked in a battle with the estate's developer over facilities that were supposed to be installed three years ago.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Property-owning activists lead democracy drive

Activist homeowners are facing pressure on two fronts - from property developers and local governments - but their activities may speed up the development of grass-roots democracy in cities, an analyst said.

But right now, the odds are stacked against them.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Property owners get more say

A new regulation will help thousands of homeowners protect themselves from acrimonious conflicts with their property management companies, but critics say it lacks elements that would allow authorities to enforce compliance.

11 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Developer backs down in dispute

A developer that sued two residents of a 700-unit housing complex in Beijing for telling prospective buyers about its alleged shoddy construction has withdrawn its demand for 216,000 yuan (HK$203,500) and a public apology.

31 Dec 2002 - 12:00am