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'Haunted' flats a tough sell in Asia's priciest real estate market

Unnatural deaths in HK can result in rental discounts of 10-20% and can be more than double that for sinister killings

The rent for this Wan Chai district apartment where police found two women's bodies on Nov 1 is expected to drop by half when it is rented again.

Hong Kong

THERE'S a grim phenomenon in Hong Kong's real estate market: discounts of as much as 50 per cent for home-seekers willing to live in an apartment where a murder has occurred.

Unnatural deaths typically result in rental discounts of 10 per cent to 20 per cent and can be...