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For many people in Hong Kong, purchasing a property is an important decision as it is both a good form of investment and a symbol of stability. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure the process is carried out properly in compliance with the requirements of law.  

 

Our firm offers legal services on conveyancing, including issues relating to transactions on properties. We offers services on different conveyancing matters, providing you with advice and assistance to walk you through the complicated process. Our services cover various types of properties, including properties under the Tenants Purchase Scheme, first-hand properties/uncompleted first-hand properties or private residential properties, properties under the Home Ownership Scheme, industrial buildings, office buildings, shops, and parking space.

Our services:

  1. Sale and purchase of property

  2. Transfer of ownership/transfer of ownership between close relatives

  3. Adding or removing names from the title deed

  4. Mortgage or refinancing of property

  5. Property redemption from bank

  6. Sale and purchase of property of company (by way of sale and purchase of shares)

  7. Severance of joint tenancy

  8. Application for a certified copy of title deed in case of loss

  9. Probate and handling the transfer of ownership of property from estate

  10. Drafting or reviewing tenancy agreements

  11. Handling the execution of the Power of Attorney for the sale and purchase of property

  12. Dispute resolution and litigation on conveyancing issues

  13. Dispute resolution between owner and tenant

  14. Litigation on adverse possession

  15. Recovery of possession

  16. Providing legal advice on matters related to Deed of Mutual Covenants (DMC) or Incorporated Owners (IO) 

  17. Providing legal advice on conveyancing matters

Procedures for the sale and purchase of second-hand property

  • Signing the Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase, and paying the sum of about 5% of the property price as the initial deposit.

  • Appointing solicitors as soon as possible after signing the Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase, and send the Agreement to the solicitors for drafting the Formal Agreement for Sale and Purchase.

  • Both parties should sign the Formal Agreement for Sale and Purchase at the  firm within 14 days from the signing of the Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase. The purchaser will need to pay the further deposit.

  • The seller and purchaser will negotiate the completion date, which is usually within 1.5 to 3 months from the signing of the Formal Agreement for Sale and Purchase.

  • The seller needs to prepare the receipt of the management fee deposit and the invoices or receipts for the latest management fee, demand for rates and government rent (if applicable). The purchaser or his lawyers will check with the management company to see if there is any outstanding management fee or fees for the repairment of property to prepare for the apportionment of account.

  • The seller and purchaser will inspect the property and sign the completion documents including Assignment on or before the completion date, and the purchaser will pay the balance.

  • Delivering the key through the law firm or estate agency on the completion date.

  • The purchaser or his solicitors will inform the management office for the change of name after the transaction has completed.

Transfer of ownership, adding names or removing names for properties of public housing and the Home Ownership Scheme with unpaid premium

  • According to the Housing Ordinance, the change of ownership of flats under the Home Ownership Scheme/Private Sector Participation Scheme/Tenants Purchase Scheme/Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme is restricted with unpaid premium.

  • The transfer of ownership of subsidised flats with unpaid premium can only be done with the consent of the Housing Authority. Examples of reasons for the Housing Authority to consent to such transfer of ownership include the inclusion of the spouse as joint owner, transfer to the spouse owing to divorce or separation, change of ownership reflecting financial contribution towards downpayment or mortgage repayment by an authorised occupant, transfer of the ownership owing to death of owner, old age of owner, or in the case where the owner is suffering from terminal illness.

Fees involved:
-    Administration charges paid to the Housing Authority when submitting the application for transfer of ownership: around HK$3,000
-    Solicitors’ fees for transfer of ownership: around HK$7,000
-    Miscellaneous fees paid to the government: around HK$5,000 - HK$6,000 (including $2,440 for the administrative charge paid to the Legal Service Sub-division of the Housing Authority for the approval of the draft Deed of Assignment)

Our service charges:

  • Sale or purchase of property: from HK$6,800

  • Transfer of ownership of property from estate: from HK$6,800 

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