Halloween treat: Flat buyer sues over “haunted” Hong Kong apartment
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Halloween treat: Flat buyer sues over “haunted” Hong Kong apartment

haunted  Halloween is a closely followed event for many people in Hong Kong. I am unsure if this is within the terms and conditions when Centaline Property Agency sold a piece of property to a scared buyer without telling her that a woman died in the house and lay there for several days before being discovered by relatives.
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/>Is this scary enough? Probably. Especially that most Chinese women I know and befriended don’t like to go out and watch scary movies.
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/>Ho Chow-lan is seeking the return of her deposit and legal fees on the 750,000-US-dollar flat, after discovering that a woman’s body lay there for several days before being discovered by relatives.
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/>In her writ, she accuses Centaline Property Agency of deliberately withholding information about the apartment in Hong Kong’s North Point district, the South China Morning Post said.
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/>Wait a minute, Hong Kong’s North Point district. This should be within my neighborhood. But is it as scary as living in a flat that provides a view of Victoria Harbour, only if Hong Kong Funeral Home didn’t obstruct it? Imagine if the view from your bedroom window shows caskets and mourning wreaths every now and then. Or if your flat overlooks a cemetery, for example St Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
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/>I think I can live with that, especially if I am compensated with lower leasing terms.
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/>When the “duped” buyer found out about the death of the woman in August, she pulled out of the purchase and now wants the agency to compensate her for her 24,000-US-dollar deposit and legal fees, the paper said.
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/>Despite their cosmopolitan image, Hong Kong people have a strong belief in spirits and feng shui, and apartments where residents have died or been murdered are often sold at knock-down prices.
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/>Which is why the horror-resistant buyers can get flats at lower prices because they have less competition to contend with.