Louis Loong

Developers step up pressure over bill on flat sales

Developers want the government to remove two key components of a bill to regulate the sale of new homes, which their lawyers say are unconstitutional.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Gross floor area still needed for a fair comparison of old and new properties

I refer to your editorial ('Developers can't have it both ways', December 31).

I commend you for managing to see most of the issues at stake and recognising that public interest and transparency must be the main focus of any proposed legislation to regulate the sale of properties.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Developers bid to reverse rules on floor area of flats

Developers are making a last-ditch effort to reverse new government rules on floor areas scheduled to take effect in April.

Forget large swimming pools and luxury clubhouses, warned the Real Estate Developers Association. Water and drain pipes will be exposed. Covered walkways and easily accessible car parks could become a thing of the past, it said.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Real estate developers' group has clear definition of gross floor area

I refer to the articles 'Hong Kong's incredible shrinking flats revealed' and 'Grand illusions', (September 27).

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am