Hong Kong 2006
Chapter 12:
Land, Public Works and Utilities
Planning for Hong Kong
Land Supply
Building Safety and
Organisational Framework
The Town Planning
Hong Kong Planning
Standards and Guidelines
Territorial Development Strategy
Sub-regional Development Strategies
District Planning
Urban Renewal
Planning Studies
Urban Development Areas
New Towns
Building Development
Land Administration
Land Acquisition
Land Disposal
Land Management and
Lease Enforcement
Government Conveyancing
Survey and Mapping
Land Registration
Land Registry Business Volume in 2006
Drainage Services
Civil Engineering
Water Supplies
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Government Conveyancing

The Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office of the Lands Department provides legal services to the Lands Department as well as other government departments in respect of all government land transactions and associated matters. It is responsible for the drafting of all government land disposal, lease modification and acquisition documents, and the apportionment and recovery of arrears of government rents by re-entry or vesting action other than those payable under the Government Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance.

It provides conveyancing services to The Financial Secretary Incorporated for the extension of non-renewable residential leases in multi-ownership developments, The Secretary for Home Affairs Incorporated for the purchase of accommodation in private developments for welfare purposes and the Secretary for the Civil Service in relation to government housing loan schemes.

The office processes applications from developers for the sale of units under construction in developments that are subject to the Lands Department Consent Scheme. During 2006, a total of 22 applications for the sale of such units in residential and non-residential developments, involving 10 024 residential units, were approved.

It is also responsible for the approval of Deeds of Mutual Covenant which, among other things, set out the rights and obligations between the manager and co-owners of a development. During 2006, 47 Deeds of Mutual Covenant were approved.








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