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Lands Tribunal

Mediation fails to resolve rowson forced sales

Mediation was touted as a quick, cheap way to resolve disputes arising from a controversial law making it easier for developers to buy old buildings, but only two deals have been reached in the past year.

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012, 12:00am

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 trigger the compulsory sale of the remainder, the number of applications for such sales received by the Lands Tribunal has increas

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Social justice is more than hollow words

Earlier this month, government concessions to lobbying by lawmakers and lawyers to expand the scope of the supplementary legal aid scheme were pitched as though the government was doing its best for social justice.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Henderson pays HK$291m for Kowloon building

Henderson Land Development is continuing to buy older buildings in Hong Kong for redevelopment, purchasing a site in Kowloon for HK$291 million at an auction yesterday.

Henderson Land was the sole bidder of a property at 186-188 Tai Po Road, Kowloon, which houses a five-storey building, according to property consultant Savills, which conducted the auction.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

HK$80m sought to refund Hongkong Electric

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lam says she's a scapegoat for unpopular property developers

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor says people have been taking their unhappiness with developers out on her.

'Unfortunately, Hongkongers have a certain perception of property developers today, and they have projected that perception on to an official,' the secretary for development said in an RTHK interview.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Bid to delay law on building acquisitions

A controversial law that facilitates redevelopment of old buildings by private developers is likely to be passed tomorrow with the majority of lawmakers indicating support, although others are making an attempt to defer the measure's effective date by a year.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Court test for 'living' succession in villages

New Territories villagers often pass land to their heirs before their death, regarding it as a form of succession similar to transferring it after death, appeal judges heard yesterday.

6 Mar 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

41pc success rate for Lands Tribunal trial

A one-year Lands Tribunal pilot scheme in which mediation was encouraged to resolve disputes over building management achieved a 41 per cent success rate. Of 63 cases completed by mediators, 26 reached full or partial agreement. The test scheme was introduced on January 1 last year. The pilot scheme will be extended until June 30.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Government wins latest round in row over rents

The government's grip over more than HK$1.2 billion in disputed rents appears to have solidified with the Lands Tribunal having approved its method for calculating the amount owing for development sites.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Legco against easing of building sale restrictions

A revised proposal to make it easier for developers to seek the forced sale of a building where a few owners are holding out was still opposed yesterday by lawmakers, who feared the relaxation would encourage the demolition of old buildings that remained structurally safe.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New World wins ruling on Splendor sale

New World Development has won court approval to force the remaining flat owners of a Tai Hang apartment complex to sell their units.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

K Wah wins order for Mid-Levels auction

Lands Tribunal gives go-ahead for forced sale of Hang Hin Mansion flats

K Wah International, a mid-tier developer run by gaming tycoon Lui Che-woo (right), has won government approval to force the remaining owners of flats at Hang Hin Mansion in Mid-Levels East to sell their units.

5 Jan 2007 - 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

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