Buying a Flat (Green Form Status)
Eligibility for Purchasing a Flat in the HOS Secondary Market (Green Form Status)
Under the revised Green Form applicants for Subsidised Sale Flats (SSF) eligibility criteria with effect from 31 July 2023, households of PRH and authorised residents of IH managed by the HA and households of Rental Estate of the HKHS who apply to purchase SSF as Green Form applicants should not have owned domestic property in Hong Kong from 24 months preceding the date of the application form for “Certificate of Eligibility to Purchase” up to the date of signing the Provisional Agreement for Sale and Purchase for the purchase of a SSF. In addition, Fixed-Term licencees of the HA will no longer be eligible for purchasing SSF as Green Form applicants. If the relevant Fixed-Term licencees fulfil the relevant eligibility, they can apply to purchase SSFs as White Form applicants.
Rental estates households of the HKHS may approach their respective estate offices for details on their eligibility for application.
Applicant and families who are not eligible to apply:
Within two years after the date of execution of the Deed of Assignment for the purchase of a flat under paragraph 1, the crucial members of 2-person families are not eligible to apply (unless they get married or are permitted to receive the housing benefits provided by their employers). Other family members will not be bound by this restriction provided that they meet the eligibility criteria. A crucial member is a member, other than the owner, listed in an application to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the minimum number of two persons for family applicants.
Member of the Civil Servants’ Co-operative Building Society or any housing scheme of a similar nature or a lessee under any Government Built Housing Scheme (PRH tenants are exempted from this requirement).
Kowloon Walled City clearees who have received the Government compensation set at HOS price level and who have opted to make self-arrangement for accommodation and their spouses listed on the clearance register (including the spouses of clearees who were unmarried at the time of receiving the compensation).
Clearees who had opted to receive cash allowance/ ex-gratia payment granted by the Housing Department (HD)/ HKHS/ URA/ Lands Department in lieu of any form of PRH/ IH, are not allowed to apply within two years after the date of receipt of the allowance/ ex-gratia payment.
Qualified households affected by land resumption and clearance required under the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link project and the Liantang/ Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and Associated Works, who had chosen the “ex-gratia cash allowance-only” option shall not apply within three years after the receipt of the allowance.
Households of HKHS’s Group B Rental Estates.
Licencees of the HKHS (excluding households do not meet the minimum occupancy requirement and sign one year fixed-term licence).
Monthly licencees of HA or HKHS Transitional Rental Housing Units.
Tenants under conditional tenancies or fixed-term licencees of the HA.
The HA reserves the right to reject applications after scrutiny, and the application fees will not be refunded.