RESIDENTIAL property prices may drop a further five per cent in the next two months, the president of the Society of Hong Kong Real Estate Agents, Michael Choi Ngai-min, said. But he criticised the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Tony Eason, for saying publicly this month that property prices would fall another 10 per cent. Mr Choi said Mr Eason was interfering with the market and his remarks had led to many buyers asking for a five to 10 per cent reduction in prices. He said that over the past few weeks property prices had been plummeting in a 'panic-stricken' manner. He agreed the sharp rise last year was not healthy, but neither was a sharp fall good for the economy. His view was shared by legislator Ronald Arculli, the Legislative Council's property sector representative. He said the Government should not interfere, and suggested banks be given a free hand in determining appropriate mortgage levels.