China bans ‘abnormal’ residential spaces
BEIJING: Beijing’s land authority said yesterday it had banned the registration of “abnormally-shaped” residential spaces, such as extremely small rooms, passageways or garages, effectively blocking the sale of such properties. Those spaces “don’t serve practical living functions”, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources said. The media have reported cases of tiny residential spaces being sold at sky-high prices. Buyers are mostly parents with school kids. Policies here dictate school enrolment depends on the location of the student’s home.