Latest news, features and analysis on Hong Kong housing, including policy and efforts to find a solution to the problem of a shortage of homes in the world’s most expensive property market.
Official investigation has been launched into potentially dangerous, apparently unauthorised, work at home in a city tower block
Latest proposals to deal with those who abuse Hong Kong’s subsidised system must result in eviction action and not just talk.
Criticism by some parties that they have been left in the dark by authorities over a mega Hong Kong project does not bode well for unity or harmony.
The government needs to act decisively to strike a sensible – and sensitive – balance between development and conservation.
Scandal of former Hong Kong police officer already with expensive property under his name highlights need to get tough on cheats.
There is need for full transparency and for officials to listen carefully to community’s doubts over feasibility of project that comes with breathtaking price tag.
Survey finds law aimed at protecting poor tenants is falling short with rents increasing, homes getting smaller and few convictions.
Readers discuss the unauthorised removal of a load-bearing wall in a Lohas Park flat, the benefits of law reform by an independent commission, and the suspected looting of WWII war graves.
Ricacorp’s head of research says boost from border reopening has started to fade and market is in wait-and-see mode.
Director of Buildings Clarice Yu assures residents however there is no immediate danger to The Capitol block in Tseung Kwan O.
An online video showing renovations of a flat led to an investigation into the legality of modifications.
Director of Buildings Clarice Yu says flat owner, designer and construction company may be held accountable.
In the past year, Singapore’s median private-sector home price increased more than 8 per cent, while Hong Kong’s median home price fell 8.7 per cent, according to a new report.
According to video and floor plans, part of the alleged load-bearing wall was modified to create a door in Lohas Park flat.
Prices of lived-in homes in Hong Kong grew by 0.5 per cent in April, the least so far this year, as homebuyers weighed higher interest rates.
Government urged to adopt strategy of getting businesses or statutory bodies to rent out premises at low costs for welfare groups to conduct activities helping poor.
Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn says maximising land premium is not a top priority for San Tin Technopole.
Villa Ellenbud, which was built in the 1920s and is a Grade III historic building, has been acquired by Christopher Marcus Gradel, official documents show.
Readers discuss the Western foreign policy focus on Russia and China, how the stigma of mental health issues affect medical workers, the rise in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, and the needs of the local poor.
Tougher approach comes after authorities banned public housing tenants who are property owners from buying subsidised flats.
Tenants will be required to declare any purchase of a private flat within 30 days and undergo asset review every two years.
A third property consultancy has joined a growing chorus that believes prices are destined to slide as sales sputter after a recovery in the first quarter proved short-lived.
Historically high lending rates did not deter buyers from purchasing more than half the available flats at the In One Above project by Chinachem Properties and MTR Corporation on Sunday.
Readers discuss the need for balance between housing development and recreational facilities, the challenge of getting Cathay Pacific back to profitability, and a potential ally in facilitating contentious developments.
The land is expected to yield about 450 flats – some with a sea view – in an area popular among young expats, as the first government tender process of this financial year gets under way.
Readers discuss Hong Kong Disneyland’s losses over the years, how to tackle the rise of mental health problems among students, and the impact of the Biden laptop controversy.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan has said the government will push ahead with moves to increase land supply as high housing prices remain an issue.
Development Bureau says government will consider providing land grants in the San Tin Technopole, a major project in the planned Northern Metropolis.
Development Bureau warns number of expired land leases will ‘increase abruptly in future’.
After a 7 per cent rise in the first quarter, sales have now slumped and sellers are slashing prices to get deals done amid a ‘downward trend’ that will last through the year, according to agents and analysts.
City needs a comprehensive policy to help poor children avoid staying stuck in poverty, experts say.
With Hong Kong set to face a shortage of over 60,000 residences for the elderly by 2032, the government needs to create enough accommodation to defuse the ‘huge social problem’, according to JLL’s Wendy Chan.
Readers discuss the reality of English teaching in a globalised world, the validity of the argument against using the golf course for housing, the daily annoyance of junk calls, and what Turkish voters should demand of their new government.