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Rent control proposal for Hong Kong’s smallest homes will consider inflation, respect property owners’ rights too

Almost 100,000 subdivided flats, home to some of Hong Kong’s poorest people, could become subject to a rent control mechanism to safeguard tenants from exploitation by landlords.The mechanism would take into account various factors, including inflation, said Dr William Leung Wing-cheung, who heads a government task force studying tenancy control of shoebox homes as tiny as 15 sq ft.He told the Post any moves to protect tenants under a proposed bill regulating such flats would be a “compromise…


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