Real Property Law
The day that Lau Chun-kai signed an agreement to lease a 500 square foot shop on the second floor of the DNA Galleria shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui in August was one the 24-year-old hoped to celebrate for years to come.Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 3:16am
Mainland property stocks fell yesterday on speculation that the central government will implement a property tax in more than 30 cities.15 Aug 2012 - 1:33am
Profit at Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (Fortune REIT) was up a record 20.3 per cent to HK$537.4 million in the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, as its growth strategy continued to deliver results.15 Aug 2012 - 11:04pm
Today marks the end of a legal tangle over a property lease for mainland student Zhang Mengtao.
'I am just relieved that it is finally over,' said Zhang, who made the mistake of subletting her rented flat without letting her landlord or agents know - a pitfall into which many mainland students have evidently fallen as they seek to save additional charges for amending leases.15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm
The political controversy triggered by illegal structures in the homes of senior government officials has once again grabbed public attention on this issue.
The problem with illegal structures is that they are hard to locate. For instance, basements and indoor structures are often hidden from public view.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Premier Wen Jiabao reaffirmed the need for government measures to restrain the mainland's property market yesterday.
He spoke amid expectations that back-to-back interest rate cuts could signal a policy shift.8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Wealthy Hong Kong residents who own property in Britain could be facing a hefty tax slug if a new law is passed.
Changes to British property taxation rules, announced in the March budget, will hit those who have established companies to buy residential property worth more than GBP2 million (HK$24.2 million).24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Demand for prime, high-end residential properties in Hong Kong is weakening, forcing landlords to lower their asking rents by as much as 20 per cent.
This comes as global financial institutions place their expansion plans on hold and reduce housing allowances for expatriate staff due to the world's grim economic outlook.20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The Link Real Estate Investment Trust's distributable income for the year to March has increased by nearly a fifth on the back of strong consumer confidence and retail spending that boosted demand for retail space.7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
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.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A woman has gone to court to challenge an eviction notice from the Housing Authority because of an 11-month delay in moving into a public flat.12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Subdivided flats are nothing new in Hong Kong. Ask Tam Kin-wai, who lived in them for half a century.
Life for the tenants was never easy, but while Tam, 78, has some fond memories of the communal living in the early years, he says things are much tougher for today's cubicle dwellers.
'Back then, people had heart - they had compassion for one another,' he says.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust (Prosperity Reit) reported steady financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011 with revenue increasing by 2 per cent to HK$275.6 million.
The reit says income available for distribution grew by 10.6 per cent. Correspondingly, distribution per unit to unit holders increased by 9.2 per cent.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The city's property market, which is dominated by a few large developers, is expected to be opened to more competition under the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying, assumptionists say.
SCMP, March 28
Well, it wasn't actually assumptionists who said it. That's just my made-up word for them. The actual word in the text was 'analysts'.1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Undeterred by government austerity measures, Sun Hung Kai Properties yesterday launched its luxury residential project in Shanghai at a record price.
Victor Lui Ting, executive director of Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency, said a 300 square metre penthouse at Shanghai Arch on the Huangpu River in Pudong, would be offered at 264,000 yuan (HK$323,780) per square metre.24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am