Private sector housing management. Asia pacific

Chi Man Hui, T. H. Khan

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


Managing property has become a prominent service in the cities of the Asia-Pacific region. It has become more challenging, especially in dense residential urban developments, because of the complicacy arising from multiple ownership situations. Two major systems are followed in property management, namely the strata title system and the common law system. Their patterns and degree vary from one place to another. Comparing four Asian countries - Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and China, which represent different stages of urban development in this region - certain distinctive characteristics can be traced in the property management service in terms of style, organisation, and corporate structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Housing and Home
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080471716
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Common law system
  • Condominium system
  • Easement
  • Management corporation
  • Multiple ownership
  • Owners' committee
  • Private sector housing
  • Property management
  • Residents' committee
  • Strata title system
  • Zero fee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this