Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang

Rent control proposal for Hong Kong’s smallest homes could consider inflation, will respect property owners’ rights

  • Moves to protect poorest families from rising rents complicated by fear of backlash by owners
  • Task force hopes to initiate change, but won’t set ceiling on rent or ban substandard dwellings

Topic |   Hong Kong housing
Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong is considering some form of rent control for its poorest residents. Photo: Sam Tsang
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