Provided that there is no breach of the existing tenancy agreement, sitting tenants in self-contained flats in the selected estates will be offered the opportunity to purchase their own flats. In general, all flats in the selected estates will be for sale except for the following flats:
|Housing for Senior Citizens and Small Household Block
|Flats used for social welfare purposes
|Flats with common entrance and communal facilities such as bathroom, kitchen and entrance
There will be no restriction on the purchaser's household income and household size. However, the household must fulfill the following conditions:
- The purchaser and his / her household members must be authorised occupants in a public rental housing (PRH) estate of the Housing Authority (HA). The purchaser can be the Tenant or other authorised occupants. Tenancy of the flat occupied by the purchaser will terminate upon his / her purchase of the flat under this scheme.
- The purchaser and the authorised occupants included in the same tenancy must be listed in the same Letter of Offer;
- The Letter of Offer must be vetted by the Estate Office of the TPS estate where the purchaser resides;
- The purchaser must be 18 years old or above;
- The purchaser and the authorised occupants included in the same tenancy must not be in breach of any of the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement of the existing flat;
- If the purchaser or any of his / her household members is served with a Notice to Quit by the HA, the Letter of Offer he / she has submitted will not be accepted even if the tenant has lodged an appeal against the termination of the tenancy. The intention money will be refunded to the purchaser in full without any interest.
- Spouses of the purchaser and respective authorised occupants must be listed in the same Letter of Offer unless they are lawfully divorced or do not have the right to land in Hong Kong (Addition or deletion to / from the tenancy should be carried out in accordance with current regulations).
The tenant and authorised occupant(s) (including the purchaser) or any of them has/have not, during the period from 24 months preceding the date of the Letter of Offer and up to the date of acceptance of the purchaser’s offer by the HA in writing:.
(i) owned or co-owned any domestic property in Hong Kong or any interest in such kind of property; or
(ii) entered into any agreement (including preliminary agreement) to purchase any domestic property in Hong Kong; or
(iii) owned or co-owned more than 50% of the shares in a company which directly or through a subsidiary company owned any domestic property in Hong Kong; or
(iv) been a beneficiary of the estate of any deceased person which includes any domestic property or land in Hong Kong; or
(v) assigned any domestic property in Hong Kong or any interest in such kind of property in Hong Kong (the date of assignment means the date of execution of the Deed of Assignment); or
(vi) withdrawn from any company which owned any domestic property in Hong Kong in which he/she and/or any one or more of them owned or co-owned more than 50% of the shares.
“domestic property” includes any domestic property, uncompleted private domestic property, rooftop structures approved by the Building Authority, domestic building lots and small house grants approved by the Lands Department in Hong Kong.
Note for Families Occupying Two Units:
- Households comprising only one nuclear family and occupying two PRH flats will not be able to purchase one of their flats and retain the other for rental. They may only choose to purchase or continue to rent both units at the same time. The purchaser of both units must be the same;
- To purchase two flats, two separate Letters of Offer are required.