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Tenants Purchase Scheme

New Home Ownership Scheme measure a boost for housing market in Hong Kong

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Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:34am

C.Y. reaffirms HOS plan

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he won't retract his plan to resume the Home Ownership Scheme, despite concerns raised by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Exams take toll on sales in June

Sales of secondary homes in Hong Kong edged higher thanks over the holiday weekend, but sales of new flats rose more strongly.

Research by property agency Midland Realty shows 15 flats were sold between Saturday and Monday on the 10 major housing estates that it monitors. That compares with the 12 transactions recorded on those estates over two days the previous week.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Flats offered at below market prices

Cheung Kong (Holdings) is offering flats in its latest project at prices below the secondary market in the area, reflecting slumping sales and growing fears of more cooling measures after chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying takes office next week.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Demand healthy for new subsidised Sham Shui Po flats

The Housing Society's private residential project Heya Green has been swamped with more than 1,000 applications since it started accepting them four days ago - three times the number of flats available in the Sham Shui Po project.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

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Man wins HK$300,000 for 'humiliating' kick in knee

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

It's shelter, but little else

The resurrected Home Ownership Scheme promises to deliver 5,000 flats a year - the same as before. But this time the philosophy behind the housing policy is different.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Buyers may have unfair advantage under new HOS

The newly revived subsidised Home Ownership Scheme gives flat buyers advantages denied to owners under the old scheme, and this may be considered unfair, Housing Authority advisers warned yesterday.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Home scheme revival 'no instant solution'

Reviving the government-subsidised Home Ownership Scheme now would not be an instant fix for high property prices since it would take seven years to get the first flats on sale, the housing director says.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Big backing for tenants' purchase scheme

Nearly nine in 10 public housing tenants would buy their homes if the Tenants Purchase Scheme resumed, a survey has found. And 99.9 per cent of those surveyed said the scheme should be restarted. The Federation of Trade Unions interviewed 996 tenants of Wong Tai Sin and Kwun Tong public estates.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am