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A Guide to Hong Kong's Real Estate System and Property Tax

1. Land Holdings and Registration Systems1.1 Land holdingsAll land in Hong Kong is owned by the People’s Republic of China as State property and is managed by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Government) under the Basic Law of Hong Kong.Land identified as suitable for private development is sold by the Government thro
By: Hilary Cordell

Conveyancing, Mortgages And Property Insurance In Hong Kong

1.  Conveyancing Procedures1.1 TitleIn order to establish title to a property, it is necessary to check all title documents affecting it.  There are many issues of varying materiality that are a common cause of questions and delays and which can affect a property’s liquidity. Title insurance is available in Hong Kong and provides protection agains
By: Hilary Cordell

Peter Churchouse's Real Estate Rule #9: Do Your Homework! Transparency, Law & Property Rights

Peter Churchouse is the founder of Portwood Capital, a leading real estate investment company. With more than three decades of experience in real estate investment and research he is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on Asian real estate markets. He is also author of The Churchouse Letter, his financial newsletter which pro
By: Peter Churchouse