Private Treaty Grant
Government land available for private residential, commercial or industrial development is usually disposed of by Government through public sale. Apart from this, land may also be granted by way of private treaty grant for specified use in justified circumstances to comply with approved Government policies and to meet Hong Kong’s economic, social and community needs. All such direct land grants have to be subject to stringent policy scrutiny and are thoroughly considered to be justified in the public interest, with specific approval granted by the Executive Council (ExCo) or by delegated authority exercised in accordance with the approved criteria set by ExCo, on a case by case basis. In general, unequivocal policy support frtom the relevant bureaux / departments must be secured before the application for private treaty grant may be processed.
Applicants may wish to refer to the following Lands Department Land Administration Office (LAO) Practice Notes:
- LAO Practice Note No. 3/1999 (formerly known as "APSS 2/99") - Offer and Acceptance of Terms for Lease Modifications, Land Exchanges, Private Treaty Grants and other Land Transactions
- LAO Practice Note No. 9/2000 - Offer and Acceptance of Terms for Lease Modifications, Land Exchanges, Private Treaty Grants and other Land Transactions
- LAO Practice Note No. 4/2001 - Attendance at District Lands Conference