Beijing’s land authority bans sales of tiny residential spaces
Beijing’s land authority said it has banned the registration of “abnormally-shaped” residential spaces, such as extremely small rooms, passageways or garages, effectively blocking the sale of such properties.
Local media have reported cases of tiny residential spaces being sold in central Beijing at sky-high prices. Buyers are mostly parents with school children.
Beijing policies dictate school enrolment to be largely determined by the location of the student’s home.
Registration of a residential space is the last and most crucial part of a sale. Property buyers are only granted ownership certificates when the registration is successful.