Op-Ed: Policy Address doesn’t deliver bold land reform desperately needed now
Land & Housing

Op-Ed: Policy Address doesn’t deliver bold land reform desperately needed now

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s 2019 Policy Address doesn’t cut at the core of Hong Kong’s housing woes, proving the government fails to understand the property…

Half a century after the fact, courts uphold ding rights
Land & Housing

Half a century after the fact, courts uphold ding rights

Hong Kong’s High Court finally decided that it is constitutional for male indigenous villagers to build three-storey houses in the New Territories once in their…

Tiny flats ‘a necessary evil’ for some, the first step on the ladder for others
Land & Housing

Tiny flats ‘a necessary evil’ for some, the first step on the ladder for others

Good enough for Bruce Willis (in The Fifth Element), good enough for Hong Kong? Tiny flats in the future. Flats in Hong Kong are only…

Lawmakers propose to limit Link Reit’s rent increases
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Lawmakers propose to limit Link Reit’s rent increases

Hong Kong lawmakers are proposing an amendment to ordinances to limit rent increases for stores in malls managed by the Link Reit, Asia’s largest real…

Hong Kong housing market: The new unaffordability
Land & Housing

Hong Kong housing market: The new unaffordability

Hong Kong not only remains the least affordable housing market in the world, but it has now set a new record. Hong Kong has now…

Everyone loves reclamation! Except they don’t – East Lantau Reclamation
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Everyone loves reclamation! Except they don’t – East Lantau Reclamation

A government-appointed body cites public support as a solution to Hong Kong’s dire housing problem in a recent report. But a local research group says…

New Case Shines Light on Small House Policy
Land & Housing

New Case Shines Light on Small House Policy

The High Court is set, for the first time, to hear a judicial review launched against the rights of rural villagers to build houses in…

Hong Kongers say: Give us room to breathe (and play!)
Land & Housing

Hong Kongers say: Give us room to breathe (and play!)

Hong Kongers want better open space that can be used for more purposes and equipped with different amenities, according to a survey by a local…

Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’
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Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’

By Chermaine Lee With property prices still breaking records this year and given the excruciatingly long queues for public housing, housing and land supply has…

Hiding in plain sight: Land for Hong Kong development
Land & Housing

Hiding in plain sight: Land for Hong Kong development

Photo credit: Liber Research Community. Five land parcels near Hung Hom promenade laid idle.  While the Hong Kong government has reiterated that the city is…