Potential buyers queue up for SHKP's residential project St Martin at the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon on July 14, 2018. Photo: Dickson Lee

Looming vacancy tax is prying long-held flats from Hong Kong developers who kept them locked away for future appreciation riches

Developers have sold 1,677 empty flats – some luxury ones held empty for more than a decade – in a scramble to avoid paying a big penalty. That is 12 per cent of all flats sold in a 10-week period

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Potential buyers queue up for SHKP's residential project St Martin at the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon on July 14, 2018. Photo: Dickson Lee
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