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Group calls for rent-for-life scheme for the elderly

2017-12-07

Group calls for rent-for-life scheme for the elderly

2017-12-07
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors has called on the government to partner with NGOs and developers to build flats specifically designed for elderly people. Under the group's proposal, people would pay a one-off lump sum of less than HK$3 million to rent a home – where they could stay for the rest of their lives. These homes should be equipped with things like handrails and slip-resistant floors, and residents would have access to care centres and clinics built next door. Ben Tse asked CK Chan, a fellow of the institute, why there's a need for such flats:

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