|What is Housing ?|
According to the Oxford Dictionaries, “housing” means the provision of accommodation. The Hong Kong Institute of Housing defines a “Housing Body” as any public or private body constituted in Hong Kong which is concerned with or connected in any way with the provision or management of housing and a “Housing Organization” as any organization or corporation which is concerned with or connected with the provision of management of housing in Hong Kong or elsewhere. Housing professionals therefore work under or serve housing bodies or housing organizations. In Hong Kong, in addition to the management of public housing estates, housing professionals are often in charge of property management and facility management.The Government proposes to establish a Property Management Services Authority to implement the mandatory licensing regime for property management companies and property management practitioners, with an aim to regulate the property management industry. There will be a three-year transitional period for the implementation of the legislation after the enactment of the principal ordinance and the subsidiary legislation.There will be a three-year transitional period for the implementation of the legislation after the enactment of the principal ordinance and the subsidiary legislation. Practitioners will be allowed three years to complete continuing professional development courses so that they can be granted formal licenses by the Authority upon expiry of the provisional licenses. The BA(H) Housing Studies (operated by AIBE, awarded by Leeds Metropolitan University), will commence in January 2017, is now open for application! *AIBE reserves the right of cancelation of programme due to insufficient enrolment number or special circumstances and the right of granting offer.