A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung
A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung

Hong Kong landlords face HK$10,000 fines under new rent-control law to protect some of city’s poorest people

  • Government adopts all recommendations made by task force, and new bill could be passed as soon as the end of this year
  • Rent increases will be tied to market index, and landlords that overcharge face penalties that will rise to HK$25,000 for second offences

Topic |   Hong Kong housing
A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung
A new rent-control law will protect some of the city’s poorest people from unscrupulous landlords. Photo: Sun Yeung
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