Poll results on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units announced

October 12, 2022


The Farewell to Subdivided Housing Operation and DAB jointly conducted a poll to grasp the public’s latest views on the tenancy control of subdivided units which was implemented in early 2022.



The main findings of the poll:

  1. Near 30% of the respondents were not aware that the Tenancy Control Ordinance had come into effect. Near half of the respondents believed that the protection under the regulations was insufficient.

  2. 70.3% of the respondents supported setting an initial rent for leases of subdivided units.

  3. 85.0% of the respondents agreed that the government should regulate the living environment of subdivided units, including basic living conditions such as minimum area, environmental hygiene and fire safety.

  4. 73.6% of the respondents supported a subdivided housing licensing system to prohibit unlicensed rental of subdivided units; and

  5. 64.2% of the public agreed that the government should formulate a timetable to bid farewell to subdivided housing.


Our recommendations:

  1. Proactively review and step-up law enforcement to ensure the effective implementation of the ordinance

  2. Improve efficiency by setting up an inter-departmental office to manage tenancy control affairs

  3. Improve the policy on transitional housing and the government should steer the construction and design of the projects to increase supply

  4. Set an initial rent in according to the average rent per square foot in the same area

  5. Study a subdivided housing licensing system to eliminate poor quality subdivided units

  6. Formulate a timetable to bid farewell to subdivided housing


Media enquiry:

Farewell to Subdivided Housing Operation Convenor Vincent Cheng (6373 1979)