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Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby marshlander » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:29 pm

This is incredible, the authorities have built a four-lane highway around a solitary apartment block in China after residents refused to sign an agreement to allow their home to be demolished.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... veway.html
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Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby niknik » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am

saw something similar years ago in North america..........., they´d held out for more money..... and the farmhouse, ended up int the middle of a spaghetti junction type complex of roads........
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Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby the.fee.fairy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:58 pm

Doesn't surprise me. There's a few places like that. There's one house (just a house) on it's own in the middle of a road for the same reason.

There's no compulsory buying here, so if the residents don't agree to the government buying their property, the government can't buy it.

Houses tend to be left in wills and built by successive generations as well, so the government can say 'after x amount of years (when its reasonable that the current owners will be dead) we will buy it' but they can't just take it.
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Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby Skippy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:21 pm

To be honest if it were me I'd have moved but without getting too political about it I applaude the system over there. I can't help but compare it with a recent programme on the tv all about housing in Britian which showed an elderly woman being forced out of her house so it and the surrounding houses could be flattened for developers.


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Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:37 pm

i like that photo
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Re: Fancy a house in China with good transport links?

Postby marshlander » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:51 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2 ... shed-video " house that was left stranded in the middle of a newly built motorway in China has finally been demolished after its owner accepted a new compensation deal. Photographs of the house went viral on China's social media websites last month after 67 year-old duck farmer Luo Baogen and his wife refused to sign an agreement allowing it to be demolished"

I had to laugh when the farmer was reported to have said he needed a five story house for his wife and his chickens
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