Date
30 May 2017
Somewhere in Tsz Oi Court (above) is a flat that is at the center of a High Court action by a widow trying to avoid eviction by her son. Photo: Ta Kung Pao
Somewhere in Tsz Oi Court (above) is a flat that is at the center of a High Court action by a widow trying to avoid eviction by her son. Photo: Ta Kung Pao

Heartbroken widow fighting eviction from her home by son

A heartbroken widow is asking Hong Kong’s High Court to stop her son from evicting her from her flat.

The woman claims her son and his wife have been pressing her to leave her Tsz Oi Court apartment in a Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) estate in Tsz Wan Shan district.

Her son lives with his wife in One Beacon Hill, a luxury residential complex in Kowloon Tong, according to a writ cited by Apple Daily. 

The woman said she and her husband bought the 808-square-foot HOS flat in 1997 for HK$1.48 million (US$190,901) and registered it in their son’s name under a trust.

She said they agreed to the arrangement because they couldn’t read English and were not familiar with the legal requirements.

The family lived in the flat until their son and daughter got married.

The woman said her son married in September 2007 and her husband died of cancer the next year.

Since 2015, her son and his wife have been asking her to move out, she said.

The woman said she is heartbroken by the ordeal but has no choice but to fight her son in court.

She said her son is only the nominal owner of the flat because he never paid for it.

She has taken over the mortgage since her husband’s death and pays for her own expenses, according to the writ.

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