Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department

General Sales Information (GSH)

General Sales Information (GSH)

Sale of Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (GSH) Flats

  • 3,696 new GSH flats, scheduled for completion in 2022 and 2023, will be put up for pre-sale by end of December 2019.
  • Open for application by Green Form (GF) applicants only.

 

The HA sets a quota of 1,100 flats for applicants applying under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members”. If families applying under this category fail to obtain a quota, they will still have the opportunity to purchase under “Other Family Applicants” category. If the 1,100 quota has not been fully consumed after all applicants applying under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” have been invited for flat selection, the unused quota will be allocated to the “Other Family Applicants” category. If an applicant under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” has successfully selected and signed ASP for a flat, the relevant quota will be treated as consumed. Any quota released due to later rescission of flat from this application category will not be allocated back to another applicant under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members”. Upon completion of the relevant procedures for cancellation of ASP by the HA, the rescinded flat will be released for selection by applicants on the next flat selection day according to the order of flat selection priority.

 

The HA also sets aside 400 flats for one-person applicants. One-person applicants will be invited to select the remaining flats, irrespective of size, after family applicants have selected their flats. In case the 400 flats are not fully consumed after all one-person applicants have been invited to select flat, the remaining flats will be allocated back to “other family” categories. If there are more than 400 flats remaining after all family applicants have been invited to select flat, all remaining flats will be allocated to one-person applicants for their selection. If a one-person applicant has successfully selected and signed ASP for a flat, the relevant reserved flat will be treated as taken up. Any flat released due to later rescission of flat from this application category will not be allocated back to another one-person applicant. Upon completion of the relevant procedures for cancellation of ASP by the HA, the rescinded flat will be allocated back to “other family” applicants for selection according to their priority order.

 

The flat selection order of different categories of applicants is as follows:

(1) Family applicants living in PRH estates who are affected by HA’s announced clearance programme(s) and where the target clearance date(s) is/are after the launch date of this sale exercise (i.e. for family applicants living in Mei Tung House and Mei Po House of Mei Tung Estate and Blocks 9, 10, 11 and 13 of Pak Tin Estate) (The tenants, who allocated the flats of Block 13 in Pak Tin House as well as Mei Po House and Mei Tung House in Mei Tung Estate under Special Letting Arrangement for Vacant Flats in 2018, will not be given absolute priority in flat selection)

(2)   Family applicants applying under the ‘Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members’

(3)   Other Family applicants

(4)    One-person applicants living in PRH estates who are affected by HA’s announced clearance programme(s) and where the target clearance date(s) is/are after the launch date of this sale exercise (i.e. for one-person applicants living in Mei Tung House and Mei Po House of Mei Tung Estate and Blocks 9, 10, 11 and 13 of Pak Tin Estate)

(5)   One-person applicants

 

All “family” applicants and “one-person” applicants will be allocated an ordinary order of priority for flat selection randomly generated by computer according to the ballot result. Family applicants who join the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” will be allocated an additional order of priority for flat selection randomly generated by computer according to the ballot result, i.e. a total of two order of priority will be allocated to them.

 

The HA will invite eligible applicants of different categories for flat selection according to the order of priority as stated above. Family or one-person applicants living in PRH estates affected by the HA’s clearance programme are allowed to select flats before families or one-person applicants respectively.

 

If family applicants who join the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” fail to purchase a flat under the quota of that application category, the HA will invite them for flat selection again when their order of priority under the “Other Family” turns up, provided that flats are available for selection under that category.

 

If PRH tenants rehoused through the Conditional Tenancy/ Express Flat Allocation Scheme exercise within three years from the date of tenancy commencement of their PRH units, they will not be allowed to apply this GSH sales exercise.

 

Flat selection priority order is subject to relevant sales arrangements issued by the HA from time to time. In case of dispute, the HA’s decision shall be final.

 

A purchaser who wishes to assign or let the flat after becoming an owner of a flat at Dip Tsui Court / Ching Fu Court, under the Deed of Assignment will be subject to the terms of the Deed of Assignment and the terms, covenants and conditions contained in the Government lease. The HA will not buy back or nominate a buyer (except HOS Secondary Market) to buy the flats sold at Dip Tsui Court / Ching Fu Court. The following alienation restrictions will apply to the owners for the sale of GSH flats at Dip Tsui Court / Ching Fu Court:

 

Alienation Restrictions

  • Within the first two years from the date of the first deed of assignment of the flat from the HA to a flat owner (date of first assignment):
  • the owner has to sell the flat in the HOS Secondary Market to a GF buyer nominated by the HA without payment of premium and at a price not more than the original purchase price under the first assignment.
  • Between the third to the tenth year from the date of first assignment:
  • the owner has to sell the flat in the HOS Secondary Market to a GF buyer nominated by the HA without payment of premium and at his/her own negotiated price
  • After tenth years from the date of first assignment:
  • the owner may sell the flat in the HOS Secondary Market to a GF buyer nominated by the HA without payment of premium and at his/her own negotiated price.
  • the owner may also sell the flat in the open market after payment of premium.
  • Upon receipt of an application for offer to sell to the HA, the HA reserves the right to accept the assignment of the flat to the HA (instead of to a nominee of the HA) or to decline the offer, in accordance with its prevailing policy.
  • The HA will not accept any offer to sell from a GSH flat owner after ten years from the date of first assignment.

 

If a purchaser has successfully purchased a resale flat of Lai Tsui Court under this sale exercise, the alienation restrictions and procedures for GSH 2018 will apply to the sale of the flat:

 

Alienation Restrictions

  • Within the first two years from the date of the first deed of assignment of the flat from the HA to a flat owner (date of first assignment):
  • the owner has to assign the flat to a GF buyer nominated by the HA at the original purchase price.
  • Between the third to the fifth year from the date of first assignment:
  • the owner may offer to sell the flat to the HA, or sell the flat in the HOS Secondary Market to a GF buyer nominated by the HA without payment of premium and at his/her own negotiated price. If the owner offers to sell the flat to the HA, the flat is to be assigned to a GF buyer nominated by the HA at the price assessed by the Director of Housing (which is the market price as assessed by the Director of Housing at the time when the offer to sell the flat to the HA was made, less the original discount when the flat was purchased from the HA) in accordance with the procedures and requirements as from time to time stipulated by the HA.
  • After five years from the date of first assignment:
  • the owner may sell the flat in the HOS Secondary Market to a GF buyer nominated by the HA without payment of premium and at his/her own negotiated price.
  • the owner may also sell the flat in the open market after payment of premium.
  • Upon receipt of an application for offer to sell to the HA, the HA reserves the right to accept the assignment of the flat to the HA (instead of to a nominee of the HA) or to decline the offer, in accordance with its prevailing policy.
  • The HA will not accept any offer to sell from a GSH flat owner after five years from the date of first assignment.

 

  • The HA will decline all buyback offers for the GSH flats sold from 2016 onwards.
  • The provision of mortgage guarantee in respect of loans granted by banks and other authorised financial institutions for the purchase of GSH flats has been continued.
  • A one year defects liability period from the date of assignment of individual flats is provided.
  • A structural safety guarantee (SSG) of 10 years from the date of building completion for GSH flats will be offered. For new GSH flats, the date of building completion for the purpose of the Structural Safety Guarantee will be the date of the Occupation Permit issued by the Independent Checking Unit under Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) in respect of the buildings concerned.


 

 

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