A picture provided by 9 Studios for a room for two available for online booking in Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, near Times Square. According to the government online database, there is no licensed guest house on that street. Photo: SCMP

Illegal guest-house clampdown

Penalties for unlicensed accommodation are too lenient, says lawmaker, who wants fines linked to profits in effort to boost safety and standards

A picture provided by 9 Studios for a room for two available for online booking in Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, near Times Square. According to the government online database, there is no licensed guest house on that street. Photo: SCMP
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