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Sandy Mok loves taking mini breaks outside Hong Kong during public holidays. She's dubbed "the big spender" by her travel companions, always wining and dining at swanky restaurants and visiting luxury spas.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 11:03am

Alarm bells ring on London rent levels

With many of London's private tenants paying more than half of their earnings in rent, the market has become a hot political issue.

Some politicians want rent controls, others want an accreditation scheme for landlords. Hong Kong owners of London rental property would be affected should any of these reforms be introduced.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong owners reap British rental rewards

If Britain has entered an age of austerity, London's landlords may want more of it, since rents in the capital are at record highs. And among the beneficiaries of those rents are Hong Kong investors, who have bought heavily in Canary Wharf in particular, where rents are rising strongly.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Best of British property now online

Searching for British property from Hong Kong used to involve many expensive phone calls and a long wait for brochures to arrive by airmail. Now you can find most information, including what the street looks like, what the house next door sold for and what mortgages are available with just a click of a mouse.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Agent control scheme to lift letting sector

The British residential leasing market received a government boost recently with the announcement of a scheme to raise standards within the sector.

The government hopes the introduction of the National Approved Letting Scheme (Nals) will encourage owners of Britain's 250,000 empty homes to offer them for rent.

24 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Con agencies run with cash

Rogue London letting agents are taking advantage of legal loopholes to disappear with clients' money, industry sources say.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Letting market keeps up with brighter scene

The demand for residential letting has been gathering momentum in the wake of an upturn in the London market.

Christine Harding, the Chancellors Group of Estate Agents' residential lettings director, said the main hurdle facing agents was supply rather than difficulty in letting property.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am