Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax
Land & Housing

Anybody home?! No? TAX!: Hong Kong’s imminent Vacancy Tax

As unaffordable housing continues to trouble many in the city, the Hong Kong government may announce this month a much-anticipated – and much-debated – vacancy…

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world
Land & Housing

Hong Kong is not alone: Widespread calls for public housing around the world

As the world’s population grows at an exploding rate, people flock to cities for better opportunities, adding housing pressures to the metropolises. Hong Kong is…

Your land is my land: The LRO’s biggest fans may understand it the least
Land & Housing

Your land is my land: The LRO’s biggest fans may understand it the least

Policymakers and advocates are urging the government to invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance (LRO) to annex land held by developers, reportedly some 1,000 hectares of…

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue
Land & Housing

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue

With plenty of land in the New Territories held in the hands of the developers, the government is proposing to work with them to get…

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage
Land & Housing

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage

Land supply researchers say there’s no lack of land in Hong Kong. Rather, the problem is the lack of creative thinking for effective use of…

Failed abroad, to fail in Hong Kong? New tax on vacant homes of uncertain impact

In a city where housing situation has been a nightmare for many, the government is looking to an alternative to stamp duty to alleviate the…

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port
Land & Housing

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port

Finding sites for housing projects is one of the key tasks for the Hong Kong government to tackle the increasingly dire housing problem in the…

350,000 people could be housed in New Territories North, government study finds
Land & Housing

350,000 people could be housed in New Territories North, government study finds

Up to 350,000 people could live in one of Hong Kong’s untouched frontiers, spanning Lok Ma Chau, San Tin and Ping Che, a consultant’s study…

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!
Finance & Budget

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!

The lack of focus on real estate problems in the latest budget seems to have annoyed some Hong Kong citizens. Hong Kong’s 2017-18 Budget revealed…

Views Divided on HK’s Housing Crisis Solution
Land & Housing

Views Divided on HK’s Housing Crisis Solution

The housing crisis in Hong Kong: Can’t live without ‘em, can’t buy ‘em. Data released by Hong Kong’s The Rating and Valuation Department last month indicated…