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China updates the rules for land registration in order to keep pace with the Property Law
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 31 2008

The Measures for Land Registration (the Measures) went into effect in China on February 1, 2008, signifying a step by the Ministry of Land and Resources (the MLR) to implement the relevant provisions in the Property Law, which went into effect on October 1, 2007


New rule on administration of proceeds from grant of state-owned land use right
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 27 2007

On December 17, 2006, the General Office of the State Council issued the Circular of the General Office of the State Council on Regulating the Administration of Proceeds from Grant of the Stateowned Land Use Right ( 2006100 , the “Circular 100”) in order to reinforce land administration, protect arable land, and promote intensive utilization of land


Judicial interpretations regarding disputes in connection with building ownership (the Judicial Interpretations on Building Ownership)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • November 3 2009

The Judicial Interpretations on Building Ownership cover a number of issues long-discussed among legal scholars after the Property Law of the PRC was adopted in 2007


China’s highest court issues judicial interpretations concerning application of the Property Law in reviewing cases
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • November 3 2009

On October 1, 2009, two sets of judicial interpretations issued by the Supreme Court of the PRC came into effect to address certain issues in applying Property Law in handling disputes concerning property management services and condominium ownership


Government-affiliated agencies control preliminary development of land under new land reserve measures
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 26 2008

The Chinese central government issued a set of measures on the administration of land reserves in late 2007, which represent the Chinese government’s regulatory effort to establish a unified, government-backed, national land reserve system to reduce real estate developers’ capacities to engage in land speculation


Central government encourages efficient and intensive land use
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 26 2008

On January 3, 2008 the State Council issued the Circular of the State Council on Promoting Efficient and Intensive Land Use ( No.3 2008 of the State Council, the Circular


Farmland occupation tax rates up and exemptions for foreign-invested enterprises discontinued
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 26 2008

In the past few years, the Chinese government has heightened its legislative efforts to curb the decrease in farmland acreage


China further strengthens administration of consumer real estate loans
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 26 2008

In September 2007, the Chinese government issued the Circular on Strengthening the Administration of Commercial Real Estate Loans ( Circular 359) in order to cool the overheated real estate market


Chinese government launches favorable policies to promote trading in the real estate
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 4 2009

On December 20, 2008, the General Office of the State Council issued the Several Opinions on Promoting the Sound Development of the Real Estate Market, which took effect on the same day


China’s property law: impact on the real estate sector
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • December 9 2008

China’s Law on Rights in Rem, which took effect on October 1, 2007, contains many important legislative innovations and sets forth a number of ground-breaking rules that have had a profound impact on China’s economy, particularly in the real estate sector