Housing officials were denounced as 'unethical' and 'shameful' yesterday, after submitting a rent report to the Secretary for Housing to amend an ordinance passed before the handover. Democratic Party housing spokesman Lee Wing-tat said he was angry about the Housing Department's determination to go against the law which states rents should be reviewed every three years. The department, after consulting the Housing Authority, is seeking to have rents reviewed every two years. 'While respecting the legislative spirit, the report proposes some changes to the Amendment Ordinance to facilitate its implementation,' a spokesman said. But Mr Lee said it was shameful for the department to insist it was respecting the legislative spirit while proposing a change. 'We can amend a law, but at least we should let the law be implemented first. 'That is real legislative spirit,' Mr Lee said. 'My colleagues and I will sue the Government if it really amends the law at this stage. It is totally unfair.' The Housing Amendment Bill was passed by the legislative council a week before the handover. It needs the Housing Secretary's signature before taking effect. The law also limits rent increases to less than 10 per cent of the average income instead of the existing 18.5 per cent. The Housing Authority agreed to follow this.