Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Rent controls a small price to pay for protecting Hong Kong’s poorest

  • Proposals aimed to safeguard the most vulnerable of tenants – those in subdivided flats – would require strict enforcement in a city where the real answer lies in the provision of more homes

Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Occupants of Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are often poor families whose income growth lags rent rises. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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