Filipino tycoon Lucio Tan’s Hong Kong leasing enterprise of 500 subdivided flats halts after breaching land lease guidelines
The Lands Division additionally ordered the developer to return the properties to their unique design or threat confiscation.
Eton’s advertising and marketing supervisor Cynthia Cheung mentioned the corporate would change using the affected properties however didn’t present particulars.
Since August final 12 months, the developer had transformed three luxurious residential developments to accommodate extra and smaller flats, with every unit as small as 60 sq. ft.
It turned 18 flats in Woodland Villas on Shouson Hill Street into 270 items ranging between 80 and 200 sq ft in dimension to lease out as co-living area to younger professionals. The event was renamed Mini Ocean Park Station and the flats provided at an all inclusive month-to-month lease ranging from HK$8,000 (US$1,021).
Filipino tycoon subdivides Shouson Hill items into nano flats, pricing them greater than 4 Seasons’ lease
One other growth Banbo Villa in Stanley was remodeled into 255 flats with items starting from 60 sq ft to 120 sq ft, in contrast with the unique 2,100 sq ft dimension of every unit. The smaller flats on the venture, renamed as Mini Studio, are provided at as little as HK$4,000 per thirty days.
The third venture concerned turning three homes into 12 flats, with sizes from 1,200 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, at King’s Court docket at 5 Mount Kellett Street, The Peak. The items had been being provided for about HK$60,000 per thirty days.
The Lands Division issued warning letters to Eton between February to July, saying that “these buildings have breached lease situation together with the modifications with out secured permission from Lands Division”.
It mentioned the elevated variety of items at Woodland Villas had exceeded the capability of present parking amenities, whereas the modifications at King’s Court docket surpassed the permitted gross flooring space of the land lease guidelines.