Property regulation amended
China’s cabinet – the State Council – has amended a property management regulation to protect the rights of property owners and property service companies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The amendment comes amid efforts to ensure the smooth implementation of the property law, which will take effect on October 1. The 70-article regulation stipulates that owners are entitled to appeal to court to repeal any decision that violates their legitimate rights. It also underscores that owners’ neighborhood committees must represent more than half of the owners possessing more than half of the total building area. Under the new regulation, raising or using special funds for maintenance and reconstruction and affiliated facilities must be approved by more than two-thirds of the owners possessing more than two-thirds of the total building area.