A two-year-old picks up a toy, as his mother stops him from wandering out their door-less subdivided Sham Shui Po flat. The door was removed on Wednesday after she received two weeks' notice to vacate.Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am
The ruling requiring estate agents to advertise the actual area of a property offered for sale on the secondary market comes a bit late for Cindy Yiu.
A few years ago she bought a second-hand flat in La Cite Noble, a development in Tseung Kwan O, which according to the estate agent's assessment of the gross floor area covered 527 square feet.30 May 2012 - 12:00am
With home prices soaring, the government will put eight sites up for sale over the summer in what [development minister] Carrie Lam calls a 'conscious effort' to increase land supply
SCMP, May 2629 May 2012 - 12:00am
How much tenants should pay for public rental housing should be a straightforward affair after a revamp in the rent adjustment mechanism in 2008. The Housing Authority has adopted a method that allows both rent increases and cuts according to changes in average household income.26 May 2012 - 12:00am
The Housing Authority has decided to give public housing tenants a one-month rent waiver to ease the pain of a 10 per cent rent rise, but it says tenants should not take such relief measures for granted in future.
The HK$1 billion waiver will be given in September, the month the 10 per cent increase kicks in.25 May 2012 - 12:00am
About 100 people protested against the rent rise, the maximum allowed by law and the highest rise since 1997, at the [Housing A]uthority's Ho Man Tin headquarters yesterday ... The demonstrators, from different political parties and concern groups, called the authority a 'bloodsucker' and some burned banners.
SCMP, May 2324 May 2012 - 12:00am
Real estate industry leaders say a central database of flat sizes is needed to prevent lawsuits arising from discrepancies between two data sources used by the property agents' watchdog.24 May 2012 - 12:00am
Falling share prices, coupled with warnings of a property bubble forming in Hong Kong, have sapped the confidence of home seekers and triggered a sharp fall in sales.
'The recent stock market plunge, led by the euro-zone debt crisis, has dealt a blow to the Hong Kong housing market,' Midland Realty chief analyst Buggle Lau Ka-fai said.23 May 2012 - 12:00am