A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong
A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong

Low-income Hong Kong residents want rent increases capped at 10 per cent, prices tied to market value of properties

  • ‘You’ve lost your job, you can’t afford to rent here anyway,’ one man says landlord told him after flurry of rent increases
  • Society for Community Organisation says some have reaped large profits from city’s poorest residents amid pandemic

Topic |   Hong Kong housing
A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong
A press conference arranged by the Society for Community Organisation on Sunday called for rent controls on subdivided flats. Photo: Winson Wong
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