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 (including Sale of Recovered Flats from Estates under Tenants Purchase Scheme) (Recovered TPS flat)

  • About 2,637 new GSH flats (including about 525 re-sale flats) and about 800 recovered TPS flats will put up for pre-sale by end of May 2021.
  • Open for application by Green Form (GF) applicants only.

 

Flat Allocation and Priority for Flat Selection

The HA sets a quota of 800 GSH flats for family applicants applying under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” and also sets aside 300 GSH flats for one-person applicants. The quotas set by HA are applicable to GSH flats only. When the quota of GSH flats for a relevant application category is exhausted, the HA will invite applicants under the next application category for flat selection (except other one-person applicants). Applicants can choose to buy a GSH flat or recovered TPS flat, if any, during flat selection.

Once the quota set for the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” category (i.e. 800 GSH flats) is exhausted, applicants under "Other Family Applicants" category will be invited for flat selection. If families applying under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” category fail to obtain a quota, they would still have the opportunity to purchase under the “Other Family Applicants” category. If the 800 quota of GSH flats has not been fully consumed after all family applicants applying under “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” category have been invited for flat selection, any unused quota will be carried forward to the “Other Family Applicants” category. If a family applicant under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” category has successfully selected and signed ASP for a GSH flat, the relevant quota will be treated as consumed. Any GSH quota released due to later rescission of ASP from this application category will not be allocated back to another applicant under the “Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members” category.

When there are only 300 GSH flats remaining for selection or when the list of “Other Family Applicants” category is exhausted (whichever is earlier), one-person applicants will be invited for flat selection and they are allowed to buy any remaining flats, irrespective of flat size. In case there are remaining flats after the list of one-person applicants is exhausted, all the remaining flats will be allocated back to the family applicants who have not been invited for flat selection under the “Other Family Applicants” category. If a one-person applicant has successfully selected and signed ASP for a GSH flat, the relevant reserved GSH flat will be treated as taken up. Any GSH flat released due to later rescission of ASP from this application category will not be allocated back to one-person applicant category. The rescinded flat will be allocated back to applicants under “Other Family Applicants” category for selection according to their priority order.

Upon completion of the relevant procedures for cancellation of ASP by the HA, the rescinded GSH flat or recovered TPS flat will be released for selection by applicants on the next flat selection day according to the order of flat selection priority.

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

  1. Family applicants living in Blocks 9, 10, 11 and 13 of Pak Tin Estate 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. (Any applicants allocated the flats of Block 13 in Pak Tin Estate under Special Letting Arrangement for Vacant Flats in 2018 will not be given absolute priority in flat selection.)
  2. Eligible Family applicants living in Blocks 10 and 11 of Shek Lei Interim Housing who are affected by HA’s Interim Housing (IH) clearance programme(s) and where the target clearance date(s) is/are after the launch date of this sale exercise. (For applicants living in Block 10 and 11 of Shek Lei Interim Housing with verified eligibility for PRH flats and holding a valid “GFCs - Applicable to Sale of Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme Flats Only” issued by the HD only.)
  3. Family applicants applying under the ‘Priority Scheme for Families with Elderly Members’
  4. Other family applicants
  5. One-person applicants living in Blocks 9, 10, 11 and 13 of Pak Tin Estate 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. (Any applicants allocated the flats of Block 13 in Pak Tin Estate under Special Letting Arrangement for Vacant Flats in 2018 will not be given absolute priority in flat selection.)
  6. Eligible one-person applicants living in Blocks 10 and 11 of Shek Lei Interim Housing who are affected by HA’s Interim Housing (IH) clearance programme(s) and where the target clearance date(s) is/are after the launch date of this sale exercise. (For applicants living in Block 10 and 11 of Shek Lei Interim Housing with verified eligibility for PRH flats and holding a valid “GFCs - Applicable to Sale of Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme Flats Only” issued by the HD only.)
  7. Other 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 orders 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 in above. Family or one-person applicants living in PRH estates affected by the HA’s announced clearance programme or the HA’s announced Interim Housing clearance programme are allowed to select flats before family 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.

Since Flat Selection Notification is sent out before the flat selection date, the HA and the HD do not guarantee that flats will be available for selection by the time the applicants show up at the appointed time. If the allocated quotas/flats for their application category have been exhausted, the flat selection appointment arranged for them will be withheld. Please pay attention to the latest sale status.

Flat allocation and priority for flat selection are subject to relevant sales arrangements issued by the HA from time to time. In case of dispute, the HA’s decision shall be final.

 

Alienation Restrictions

 The following alienation restrictions are only applicable to the purchasers of a flat at Kai Chuen Court or a resale flat of Dip Tsui Court / Ching Fu Court:

The flat shall not be assigned by the purchaser to any other person or organisation before executing the Deed of Assignment. If a purchaser requests for cancelling the ASP before executing the Deed of Assignment and the HA agrees to the same, a sum equivalent to 5% of the purchase price will be retained by the HA as consideration for cancellation of the ASP.   Besides, the purchaser is required to pay or reimburse the HA for all legal costs, charges and disbursements (including stamp duty, if any) in connection with or arising from the cancellation of the ASP.

A purchaser who wishes to assign or let the GSH flat after becoming an owner of a flat at Kai Chuen Court or a resale flat of Dip Tsui Court / Ching Fu Court sold under this sale exercise as per 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 above flats, and the following alienation restrictions will apply to the owners of the above flats:

 

Alienation Restrictions

  • Within the first two years from the date of the first Deed of Assignment of the flat from the HA to an owner (the 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 the 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 ten years from the date of the 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 or let the flat in the open market after payment of premium.

 

The following alienation restrictions are only applicable to the purchasers of recovered TPS flats:

The flat shall not be assigned by the purchaser to any other person or organisation before executing the Deed of Assignment. If a purchaser requests for cancelling the ASP before executing the Deed of Assignment and the HA agrees to the same, a sum equivalent to 5% of the purchase price will be retained by the HA as consideration for cancellation of the ASP. Besides, the purchaser is required to pay or reimburse the HA for all legal costs, charges and disbursements (including stamp duty, if any) in connection with or arising from the cancellation of the ASP.

A purchaser who wishes to assign or let the recovered TPS flat after becoming an owner under this sale exercise as per the Deed of Assignment will be subject to the terms of the Deed of Assignment and the provisions in the Housing Ordinance (Cap. 283) and its subsequent amendments. The following alienation restrictions will apply to the owners:

 

Alienation Restrictions

  • Within the first two years from the Date of First Assignment (The Date of First Assignment refers to the date of the first Deed of Assignment of a particular TPS flat from the HA to a purchaser.):
  • The owner may sell the flat back to the HA at the purchase price specified in the Deed of Assignment.
  • Between the third to the fifth year from the Date of First Assignment:
  • The owner may sell the flat back to the HA at the buyback price to be assessed by the HA, which is the assessed market value at the time of offer deducting the original purchase discount.
  • If the HA declines to accept the buyback application, the owner may sell the flat in the open market subject to the payment of a premium to the HA.
  • The owner may also sell the flat to an eligible purchaser in the HOS Secondary Market without payment of a premium to the HA and at his/her own negotiated price.
  • After five years from the Date of First Assignment:
  • The owner may sell the flat in the open market subject to payment of a premium to the HA.
  • The owner may also sell the flat to an eligible purchaser in the HOS Secondary Market without payment of a premium to the HA and at his/her own negotiated price.
  • Upon receipt of an application of offer to sell to the HA, the HA reserves the right to accept the assignment of the recovered TPS flat to the HA or to decline the offer in accordance with the prevailing policy.
  • Under the current policy, the HA will not accept any application/ offer to sell a recovered TPS flat back to the HA from an owner after 5-year alienation restrictions period from the Date of First Assignment.
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