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Vietnam Land Price Framework, Water Surface Rents And A Number Of Problems In Actual Practice
Effective from 29 December 2014, the land price framework issued by the Government of Vietnam were officially implemented. Under the 2014 Land Law, land price frame will be issued every five years for each type of land in each region.
23 Feb 2015
The Shrine (明月山) Case: Can Offering A Sacrifice To Your Beloved And Revered Ones Be Regarded As A "Shrine" In Our Town Planning System?
On 3 October 2011, the Court of First Instance handed down a judgment in Hero Limited and others v. The Director of Planning (HCAL 3/2011) which concerned the interpretation of the term "shrine" used in the Outline Zoning Plan ("OZP"): is a shrine confined to a place of worship for a deity or saint or can it also include a receptacle for revered objects including cremated ashes of deceased people? The Court held that a "shrine" cannot be interpreted to include a place which, in substance, is a c
Hong Kong
13 Oct 2011
New Decree On Non-Agricultural Land Tax
On 1 July 2011 the Government promulgated Decree No. 53/2011/ND-CP which provides guidance about the implementation of a number of articles of the law on tax of non-agricultural land ("Decree 53") and replaces Decree No. 94-CP dated 25 August 1994.
19 Jul 2011
Shortened And Simplified Procedures For Land Registration Applications
On 20 May 2011, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment issued Circular No. 16/2011/TT-BTNMT (Circular 16), implementing Government Resolution No. 56/NQ-CP.
4 Jul 2011
Decree Adjusting Land Use Fees
On 30 December 2010, the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 120/2010/ND-CP (Decree 120) to amend a number of articles of Decree No. 198/2004/ND-CP on collection of land use fees (Decree 198).
17 Mar 2011
Decree Revising Rule on Land Rent and Water Surface Rent
On 30 December 2010, the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 121/2010/ND-CP (Decree 121) amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 142/2005/ND-CP dated 14 November 2005 on collection of land rent and water surface rent (Decree 142).
1 Mar 2011
New Practice Direction On Mediation For Compulsory Sale Cases
On 28 January 2011, the Lands Tribunal (the "Tribunal") issued a new Practice Direction (LTPD: CS No.1/2011) (the "Direction") on Mediation for all cases ("Compulsory Sale Cases") under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap.545) (the "Ordinance").
Hong Kong
10 Feb 2011
China Bans Developers with Idle Land from Buying More Land
On 27 September 2010, the Ministry of Land and Resources of China, together with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, said in a joint circular (Circular) that developers failing to develop land within a year after the construction commencement date set out in land use right grant contracts will be banned from bidding for more land.
19 Oct 2010
Lands Department Consent Scheme - Measures to Curb Speculative Activities - LACO Circular Memorandum No.63
On 1 September 2010 the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office ("LACO") issued a Circular Memorandum ("CM") No.63 in respect of Lands Department Consent Scheme - Measures to curb speculative activities.
Hong Kong
9 Sep 2010
Town and City Planning Law for the Beach Front and the Adjacent Areas in Phang Nga Province
The Ministerial Regulation regarding the Common Town and City Planning for the beach front and adjacent areas in the Kok Gloy and Tai Muang Communities in the Phang Nga Province has been proclaimed and published in the Government Gazette, and is effective for five years from 3 July 2010 to 2 July 2015.
26 Jul 2010
New Law on Non-agricultural Land Use Tax
On 17 June 2010, the National Assembly in Vietnam passed the Law No. 48/2010/QH12 on non-agricultural land use tax ("Law 48").
19 Jul 2010
SAT Further Strengthens the Collection of Land Appreciation Tax
On 25 May 2010, China's State Administration of Taxation (the "SAT") issued another circular to strengthen the collection of land appreciation taxes ("LAT") — "Notice on Reinforcing the Collection and Administration of Land Appreciation Tax" (Guo Shui Fa [2010] No.53) ("Circular 53").
6 Jul 2010
Caution to Majority Owners in Their Compulsory Sale Applications
The Court of Appeal expressed its reservation on the correctness of the tests formulated by the Lands Tribunal relating to the meaning of "age" and "state of repair" of the building under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap.545) (the "Ordinance").
Hong Kong
14 Jun 2010
Lowering of Compulsory Sale Threshold to 80 Percent for Three Classes of Lots
The Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) (Specification of Lower Percentage) Notice 2010 (the "Notice") has recently been issued by the Government to lower the compulsory sale application threshold to 80 percent for three classes of lots. The Notice will come into operation on 1 April 2010.
Hong Kong
3 Feb 2010
Regulations on Land Prices in Ho Chi Minh City in 2010
The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City ("HCM City") promulgated a Decision No. 102/2009/QD-UBND dated 24 December 2009 on land prices applicable in the locality of HCM City ("Decision 102").
1 Feb 2010
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