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Hong Kong Housing Society
“Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid”
Online Application for “Certificate of Participation - Owner”

(A) Notes to Applicants

1. The application for “Certificate of Participation – Owner” (hereinafter referred to as “Owner Certificate”) of “Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid” (hereinafter referred to as “the Scheme”) is only for persons who meet the following requirements:

(a) Applicants must be the owner and all the joint owner(s) (if any) of a flat in the designated subsidised sale developments of the Hong Kong Housing Society (hereinafter referred to as “HS”) or the Hong Kong Housing Authority (hereinafter referred to as “HA”) (hereinafter referred to as “the Flat”);
(b) One of the Applicants must have owned or co-owned with joint owner(s) the title of the Flat for 10 years or above (from the date of signing the Deed of Assignment in respect of the Flat) on the date of submitting the application form (hereinafter referred to as “AF”). [If the following transfers occurred in respect of the Flat in the past 10 years, when calculating the period of ownership of the Flat, HS will also consider taking into account the period of ownership of the Flat by the preceding owner.
(1) the title to the property is transferred to other family members with the consent of HS or HA; or
(2) an assignment carried out in accordance with (i) estate arrangement or (ii) court order in respect of divorce, and with the consent of HS or HA (if applicable)]; and
(c) Any transfer or letting out of the Flat are still subject to the restrictions of (i) the Government Land Grant and the Modification Letter(s) and the Waiver Letter(s) (applicable to HS’s subsidised sale flats) or (ii) the Housing Ordinance (applicable to HA’s subsidised sale flats) (i.e. flats with premium unpaid).
2. Owners who intend to apply for the Owner Certificates should read the Application Guide for “Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid” “Certificate of Participation – Owner” (hereinafter referred to as “AG”) carefully before completing the AF.
3. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Scheme and (i) the relevant Government Land Grant (including Modification Letter(s) and waiver letter(s)) or (ii) Housing Ordinance (applicable to HA’s subsidised sale flats), in accepting and abiding by the aforementioned terms and conditions, owner may let the Flat to (i) persons holding valid “Certificate of Participation – Tenant” (hereinafter referred to as “Tenant Certificate”) issued by the HS under the Scheme or (ii) The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (hereinafter referred to as “HKCSS”) holding valid “Certificate of Participation – Organisation” (hereinafter referred to as “Organisation Certificate”) issued by the HS under the Scheme. If the Flat is HA’s subsidised sale flat, its prospective tenant (including Holder of Tenant Certificate (hereinafter referred to as “Tenant Certificate Holder”) and HKCSS holding Organisation Certificate) must apply to HA for a “Nomination Certificate” for renting the Flat or certain bedroom(s) therein. The prospective tenant must only enter into tenancy agreement with Holder of Owner Certificate (hereinafter referred to as “Owner Certificate Holder”) after obtaining the “Nomination Certificate” issued by HA in respect of the Flat. HS does not guarantee that Tenant Certificate Holder or HKCSS holding the Organisation Certificate can obtain a “Nomination Certificate” issued by HA successfully. For details, please refer to the AG.

【Application Guide】
4. Please note: Owners and all the joint owners (if any) shall together attend HS Applications Section’s office in person to complete the procedures of collection of Owner Certificate. In addition, owners are responsible to comply with the Buildings Ordinance and other laws and regulations relevant to the Flat. HS will study relevant information available (including the results of land search) in vetting the applications. If there are issues that clarification is required, HS will seek further information from the owners. Moreover, Owner Certificate Holders shall make the following declarations in the tenancy agreement:

The owner(s) hereby declare(s), in his/her/their knowledge, when signing this agreement:
  • the Flat has not contravened the Buildings Ordinance or any notice, order or etc. issued under the Buildings Ordinance; and
  • the Flat has not contravened other legislations.
If necessary, HS may advise the owners to seek professional advice, and may halt the application in abeyance meanwhile.
5. Applicants must submit their applications in one of the following manners (no application deadline at this moment):

(a) Online Application
Submit online application and pay the application fee of HK$200 at the designated website of the Scheme: If the online application is successful, Applicants do not need to submit the hard copies of AF by post or by hand again, otherwise it will be deemed as duplicated application, and HS reserves the right to cancel all relevant applications; or
(b) By Mail or In Person
Complete the AF in block letters (and in Chinese if applicable) with black or blue ball pen, and submit the completed AF together with an application fee of HK$200 [paid in the form of crossed cheque or cashier order payable to “HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY”. Please write the Flat address, the Applicant’s name and telephone number (if there are more than one owner, please indicate any one of them) at the back of the cheque or cashier order). Cash, post-dated cheque or electronic cheque will not be accepted, and any applications with dishonoured cheque/cashier order or without cheque/cashier order will be cancelled.]
  • By mail to “Hong Kong Housing Society”, GPO Box No.8600, Hong Kong. Please indicate [ “Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid” – Owner’s Application] on the cover of the envelope. If the AF cannot be delivered to HS due to insufficient postage, the application will not be processed; or
  • By returning in person to Applications Section of HS (Address: G/F, Dragon Centre, 23 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong).
6. Application fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferrable irrespective of the application result.
7. All information provided must be true and correct or else HS is entitled to cancel such application. Applications that are not submitted by the specified method or duplicated applications will not be accepted. HS reserves the right not to accept any application.
8. For enquiries, please call HS “Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid” hotline on 8108 0678 during its office hours.
9. Applicants may also browse the designated website for the Scheme at for relevant information.
10. The application fee of HK $200 shall be paid online by way of PayPal or specified credit cards.
VISA / Master / American Express / Discovery
11. The personal data collected in the AF are solely used for processing applications under the Scheme and its related matters. HS may also use the information for statistical surveys and researches, and may for such purpose contact the Applicants. When assessing the eligibility of the Applicants, HS has the right to compare and match the personal information provided in the AF with the relevant personal information collected for other purposes (manually or otherwise) in order to ascertain whether such information is false or inaccurate or misleading, and may take appropriate actions against the person(s) concerned on the basis of the result of the data comparison and matching. The Applicants shall authorise HS to verify and match the relevant information with HA, Housing Department, other government departments, public/private organisations/companies or the independent consultant companies appointed by HS or HS’s existing records, and further give consent to HA, Housing Department, any government departments, public/private organisations/companies or the independent consultant companies appointed by HS to provide HS with the Applicants’ personal data in their possession for the purpose of comparing or matching the information in the AF. For more details, please see Section 9 – Notes on Collection of Personal Data in the AG.
12. Privacy Policy Statement of Hong Kong Housing Society
13. Privacy Warning Message (Transfer of information)
  • The personal data collected from the online application of the Scheme will be transmitted in an encrypted mode to the relevant authorised organisations for processing matters related to the application and the Scheme.
  • The encrypted mode of data transfer intends to avoid the collected personal data being mistakenly leaked out.
  • Such data may be transferred in and to a place outside Hong Kong.
14. Contact Us:

Hong Kong Housing Society Applications Section
G/F, Dragon Centre, 23 Wun Sha Street,
Tai Hang, Hong Kong

Office Hours
Monday to Friday : 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays : Closed
“Letting Scheme for Subsidised Sale Developments with Premium Unpaid” hotline: 8108 0678
15. Disclaimers
  • The information contained in this website is compiled by HS, which is applicable to online application under the Scheme only.
  • Users may link from this website to HS’s corporate website for general information on HS.
  • HS is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any information (including data or programmes) on this website. HS reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all information compiled by the HS in this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. Users are responsible for making their own assessment of all information contained in this website.
  • Communication over the internet may be subject to interruption or delay due to internet traffic or incorrect data transmission. HS does not accept any responsibility for any damages incurred during online application processed by the users.
  • The online payment service provider for this website is PayPal Hong Kong Ltd. (“PayPal”). All credit card information will not be processed or stored on the web server of this website. The entire payment process was made at PayPal's online payment platform. Applicants who use the PayPal’s online payment platform must understand the usage policies and privacy terms listed on the PayPal’s website. As a result of nature of internet the website payment system does not work properly, resulting in online transactions cannot be completed or missing relevant information, records, etc., the site will not be liable.  HS will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss arising from the use of PayPal's online payment platform.
  • This disclaimer has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.
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For the ease of filling in relevant data and submitting the online application, the applicant must read the Application Guide and has the identity documents of himself/ herself ready in hand.

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