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Lands Department Consent Scheme

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject Date of Issue
LACO CM No. 1 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
  1. Revised Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  2. Use of Checklists for Applications
23.6.1993
LACO CM No. 12
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(PDF file)
Land Authority Consent Scheme -
Streamlining the processing of presale applications for residential units in PSPS Developments

(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 25 and 39)
14.2.1995
LACO CM No. 15 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
  1. Keeping Developers informed of case progress.
  2. Amendments to approved forms of documents after consent.
7.11.1995
LACO CM No. 23
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(PDF file)
Early consent to pre-sell non-residential premises
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
12.3.1997
LACO CM No. 25 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Effect of Legal Services Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 1997
17.7.1997
LACO CM No. 29 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Streamlined procedures in processing consent applications and approvals of Deed of Mutual Covenant
1.5.1998
LACO CM No. 31 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Provision of Sales Brochures to EAA, Consumer Council and SHPL
5.6.1998
LACO CM No. 36 (Superseded) -- Breaches of Lands Department Consent -
Preliminary Agreement
8.10.1998
LACO CM No. 39 (Superseded) -- Amendments to Approved Form of Agreement for Sales and Purchase under the Consent Scheme 21.5.1999
LACO CM No. 48 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
  1. Advertising of Units
  2. Requirement for 30% Investment
  3. Variations to the Standard Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
22.8.2002
LACO CM No. 49
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(PDF file)
Consent to tenancy prior to compliance with lease conditions
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
30.11.2002
LACO CM No. 50 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
  1. Variation of terms for consent to sell uncompleted private residential developments
  2. Consent to sell pending completion of lease modifications
13.2.2003
LACO CM No. 54 (Superseded) -- Review of the Consent Scheme -
  1. For all consents to sell.
  2. For developments financed by building mortgage.
8.7.2004
LACO CM No. 67 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Revised standard forms of Agreement for Sale and Purchase and Statutory Declaration for sale of uncompleted units in non-residential developments
11.11.2011
LACO CM No. 71
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Transitional arrangements in relation to the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance

(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Annexes are also available in word files
  1. Statutory Declaration
  2. Supplemental Statutory Declaration,and
  3. Agreement for Sale and Purchase
(Word file)
28.3.2013
LACO CM No. 72
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units upon full operation of the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72A, 72B, 72C, 72D and 80)
26.4.2013
LACO CM No. 72A
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units upon full operation of the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72B, 72C, 72D and 80)
2.7.2013
LACO CM No. 72B
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72C, 72D and 80)
9.10.2014
LACO CM No. 72C
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units in uncompleted developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72D and 80)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Form of Undertaking as to Partial Release
  2. Form of Monthly/Final Report by Solicitors
  3. Form of Quarterly/Final Certificate by Authorized Person
(Word file)
28.6.2016
LACO CM No. 72D
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units in uncompleted developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Checklist for Application for Consent to enter into Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Residential Units
  2. Forms of Statutory Declaration - Form A and Form B
  3. Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  4. Form of Authorized Person's Certificate
  5. Forms of Finance Undertaking - Form A and Form B
  6. Form of Independent Authorized Person's Certificate/Quantity Surveyor's Certificate
(Word file)
4.5.2020
LACO CM No. 75
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 75A & 75B)
9.10.2014
LACO CM No. 75A
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 75B)
28.6.2016
LACO CM No. 75B
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Checklist for Application for Consent to enter into Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Non-Residential Units
  2. Form of Statutory Declaration
  3. Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  4. Form of Authorized Person's Certificate
  5. Form of Undertaking as to Partial Release
  6. Forms of Finance Undertaking – Form A and Form B
  7. Form of Monthly/Final Report by Solicitors
  8. Form of Quarterly/Final Certificate by Authorized Person
  9. Form of Independent Authorized Person's Certificate/Quantity Surveyor's Certificate
(Word file)
24.9.2021
LACO CM No. 77
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(PDF file)
Consent to Assign Units prior to Compliance with the Land Grant
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
3.7.2017
LACO CM No. 80
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme -
New consent conditions for sale of residential units in uncompleted private developments

(Accessible version) (PDF file)
29.6.2018



Approval of Deed of Mutual Covenant

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject Date of Issue
LACO CM No. 1 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
  1. Revised Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  2. Use of Checklists for Applications
23.6.1993
LACO CM No. 21
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(PDF file)
The setting up of Legal Advisory Division, Government Property Agency
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 34.)
31.7.1996
LACO CM No. 28
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(PDF file)
Approval of Deeds of Mutual Covenant –
Review of the requirement of Lease Approvals

(Accessible version) (PDF file)
15.12.1997
LACO CM No. 29 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Streamlined procedures in processing consent applications and approvals of Deed of Mutual Covenant
1.5.1998
LACO CM No. 34
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(PDF file)
Revised Provisions to be included in Deeds of Mutual Covenant in regard to the Provision of Government Accommodation within Private Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 34A)
14.8.1998
LACO CM No. 34A
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(PDF file)
Revised Government Property Administrator’s Guidelines and Checklist for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMC”) for developments involving Government Accommodation
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
15.11.2018
LACO CM No. 64 (Superseded) -- Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant 28.6.2011
LACO CM No. 79
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(PDF file)
Standard Clauses and Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMCs”)
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 79A)
5.6.2018
LACO CM No. 79A
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(PDF file)
Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMCs”)
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
28.6.2021



Fees charged for services delivered by Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Offices

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject Date of Issue
LACO CM No. 78C
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
15.3.2019
LACO CM No. 78B
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78C)
14.2.2019
LACO CM No. 78A
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78B & 78C)
14.12.2018
LACO CM No. 78
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78A, 78B & 78C)
23.3.2018
LACO CM No. 76D (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO 4.10.2017
LACO CM No. 76C (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO 24.3.2017
LACO CM No. 76B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO 27.2.2017
LACO CM No. 76A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO 12.10.2016
LACO CM No. 76 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO 22.2.2016



Re-organisation and relocation of Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Offices

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject Date of Issue
LACO CM No. 21
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(PDF file)
The setting up of Legal Advisory Division, Government Property Agency
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 34.)
31.7.1996
LACO CM No. 42
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Islands Office of Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office to North Point Government Offices
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
28.2.2000
LACO CM No. 44
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Sai Kung Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office to North Point Government Offices
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
23.3.2001
LACO CM No. 45
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Tuen Mun Office and the Tai Po Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
21.8.2001
LACO CM No. 52
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing Office and the Railway Development Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
29.12.2003
LACO CM No. 53
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Sha Tin Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
2.6.2004
LACO CM No. 55
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Kowloon Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
23.2.2005
LACO CM No. 59
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Apportionment and Government Rent Collection Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
1.9.2008
LACO CM No. 61 (Superseded) -- Relocation of Land supply Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office 27.1.2010
LACO CM No. 65
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(PDF file)
Relocation of Land supply Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
7.11.2011
LACO CM No. 81
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Apportionment and Government Rent Collection Section of LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
5.5.2021
LACO CM No. 82
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Housing Supply Section and the Hong Kong Office of LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
15.6.2021



Others

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject Date of Issue
LACO CM No. 5
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(PDF file)
Alienation of flats acquired under the Home Ownership and Private Sector Participation Schemes
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
28.12.1993
LACO CM No. 6
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Mortgage or Charge of Flats under the Home Ownership Scheme / Private Sector Participation Scheme
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
11.5.1994
LACO CM No. 18
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(PDF file)
Cessation of practice of requesting the Land Registry for endorsement and attachment of modification documents and other documents to lease conditions
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
10.5.1996
LACO CM No. 22
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(PDF file)
Apportionment of Government Rent on Sale and Purchase of Property
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
30.9.1996
LACO CM No. 32
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(PDF file)
Enquiries made in connection with title requisitions in property conveyancing
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
19.6.1998
LACO CM No. 33
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(PDF file)
Applications for alteration of Memorandum and Articles of Association under Land Leases
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
30.7.1998
LACO CM No. 37
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(PDF file)
Transfer of conveyancing services in relation to Home Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme flats to HD
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
26.3.1999



List by Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office Circular Memoranda Number

LACO CM No. Click Button to Download Subject
LACO CM No. 82
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Housing Supply Section and the Hong Kong Office of LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 81
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Apportionment and Government Rent Collection Section of LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 80
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme -
New consent conditions for sale of residential units in uncompleted private developments

(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 79A
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(PDF file)
Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMCs”)
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 79
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(PDF file)
Standard Clauses and Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMCs”)
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 79A)
LACO CM No. 78C
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 78B
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78C)
LACO CM No. 78A
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78B & 78C)
LACO CM No. 78
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 78A, 78B & 78C)
LACO CM No. 77
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(PDF file)
Consent to Assign Units prior to Compliance with the Land Grant
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 76D (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 76C (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 76B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 76A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 76 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 75B
Download

(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Checklist for Application for Consent to enter into Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Non-Residential Units
  2. Form of Statutory Declaration
  3. Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  4. Form of Authorized Person's Certificate
  5. Form of Undertaking as to Partial Release
  6. Forms of Finance Undertaking – Form A and Form B
  7. Form of Monthly/Final Report by Solicitors
  8. Form of Quarterly/Final Certificate by Authorized Person
  9. Form of Independent Authorized Person's Certificate/Quantity Surveyor's Certificate
(Word file)
LACO CM No. 75A
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM No. 75B)
LACO CM No. 75
Download

(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Non-Residential Units in Uncompleted Developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 75A & 75B)
LACO CM No. 74D (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 74C (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 74B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 74A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 74 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 73C (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 73B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 73A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by LACO
LACO CM No. 73 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
LACO CM No. 72D
Download

(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units in uncompleted developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Checklist for Application for Consent to enter into Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Residential Units
  2. Forms of Statutory Declaration - Form A and Form B
  3. Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  4. Form of Authorized Person's Certificate
  5. Forms of Finance Undertaking - Form A and Form B
  6. Form of Independent Authorized Person's Certificate/Quantity Surveyor's Certificate
(Word file)
LACO CM No. 72C
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units in uncompleted developments
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72D and 80)

The following Appendices are also available in Word files
  1. Form of Undertaking as to Partial Release
  2. Form of Monthly/Final Report by Solicitors
  3. Form of Quarterly/Final Certificate by Authorized Person
(Word file)
LACO CM No. 72B
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72C , 72D and 80)
LACO CM No. 72A
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units upon full operation of the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72B , 72C , 72D and 80)
LACO CM No. 72
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(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme for sale of residential units upon full operation of the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 72A , 72B , 72C , 72D and 80)
LACO CM No. 71
Download

(PDF file)
Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Transitional arrangements in relation to the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance

(Accessible version) (PDF file)

The following Annexes are also available in word files
  1. Statutory Declaration
  2. Supplemental Statutory Declaration and
  3. Agreement for Sale and Purchase
(Word file)
LACO CM No. 70A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
LACO CM No. 70 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
LACO CM No. 69 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
LACO CM No. 68 (Superseded) -- Measures to enhance transparency in property sales for sale of residential units in uncompleted private developments
LACO CM No. 67 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Revised standard forms of
  1. Agreement for Sale and Purchase and
  2. Statutory Declaration
for sale of uncompleted units in non-residential developments
LACO CM No. 66 (Superseded) -- Revised standard form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase for sale of residential units in uncompleted private developments
LACO CM No. 65
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(PDF file)
Relocation of Land supply Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 64 (Superseded) -- Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant
LACO CM No. 63 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme Measures to curb speculative activities
LACO CM No. 62 (Superseded) -- Measures to enhance transparency in property sales and transaction prices for sale of residential units in uncompleted private developments
LACO CM No. 61
(Superseded)
-- Relocation of Land supply Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Offices
LACO CM No. 60 (Superseded) -- Review of the Consent Scheme -
  1. Definitions of “Saleable Area” and “Other Areas”
  2. Revised standard form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase (ASP)
LACO CM No. 59
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Apportionment and Government Rent Collection Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 58B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO for specific items
LACO CM No. 58A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO for approval of Lease for Communication Network Areas
LACO CM No. 58 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 57 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 56 (Superseded) -- Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant
LACO CM No. 55
Download

(PDF file)
Relocation of the Kowloon Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 54A (Superseded) -- Revision of Statutory Declaration
LACO CM No. 54 (Superseded) -- Review of the Consent Scheme -
  1. For all consents to sell.
  2. For developments financed by building mortgage.
LACO CM No. 53
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Sha Tin Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 52
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing Office and the Railway Development Section of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 51 (Superseded) -- Review of the Consent Scheme -
  1. The Working Group.
  2. The New Measures.
LACO CM No. 50 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
  1. Variation of terms for consent to sell uncompleted private residential developments
  2. Consent to sell pending completion of lease modifications
LACO CM No. 49
Download

(PDF file)
Consent to tenancy prior to compliance with lease conditions
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 48 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
  1. Advertising of Units
  2. Requirement for 30% Investment
  3. Variations to the Standard Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
LACO CM No. 47 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Saleable area for utility platforms
LACO CM No. 46 (Superseded) -- Relocation of the Sha Tin Office of Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
LACO CM No. 45
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Tuen Mun Office and the Tai Po Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 44
Download

(PDF file)
Relocation of the Sai Kung Office of the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office to North Point Government Offices
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 43D (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office -
Addition of a new fee item
LACO CM No. 43C (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office -
Addition of a new fee item
LACO CM No. 43B (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office -
Addition of a new fee item
LACO CM No. 43A (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office -
Addition of a new fee item
LACO CM No. 43 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 42
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(PDF file)
Relocation of the Islands Office of Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office to North Point Government Offices
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 41B (Superseded) -- Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant -
Guide to Slope Maintenance
LACO CM No. 41A (Superseded) -- Revised Checklist for Applications of Deeds of Mutual Covenant –
New Checklist for Revised Guidelines
LACO CM No. 41 (Superseded) -- Revised Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant
LACO CM No. 40D (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Sale of units in uncompleted private residential developments (excluding Private Sector Participation Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Flat for Sale Scheme)-
  1. Removal of 30% quota for internal sales
  2. Removal of restriction on one unit (with not more than 2 carparking spaces) per purchaser
LACO CM No. 40C (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Sale of units in uncompleted private residential developments (excluding Private Sector Participation Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Flat for Sale Scheme)-
  1. Disclosure of sales information.
  2. No reference to be made to the Consent Scheme in Sales Brochures or Advertisements.
  3. Balloting as an option to developers in public sale.
LACO CM No. 40B (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Further relaxation of certain consent measures for private residential developments (excluding Private Sector Participation Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Flat for Sale Scheme)
LACO CM No. 40A (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent SchemeLands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Units in Uncompleted Private Residential Developments (Excluding Private Sector Participation Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Flat for Sale Scheme) -
Relaxation of certain consent measures – sale of units exempted from registration and balloting
LACO CM No. 40 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme for Sale of Units in Uncompleted Private Residential Developments (Excluding Private Sector Participation Scheme, Sandwich Class Housing Scheme and Flat for Sale Scheme) -
A comprehensive and consolidated Circular Memorandum on the administration of the Consent Scheme
LACO CM No. 39 (Superseded) -- Amendments to Approved Form of Agreement for Sales and Purchase under the Consent Scheme
LACO CM No. 38
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(PDF file)
Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Requirement to pay LACO fee prior to case processing

(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 37
Download

(PDF file)
Transfer of conveyancing services in relation to Home Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme flats to HD
(Accessible version) (PDF file)
LACO CM No. 36 (Superseded) -- Breaches of Lands Department Consent -
Preliminary Agreement -
LACO CM No. 35 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
  1. Further Relaxation of Certain Consent Measures for Private Residential Developments.
  2. Variation to the Standard Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase.
LACO CM No. 34A
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Revised Government Property Administrator’s Guidelines and Checklist for Deeds of Mutual Covenant (“DMC”) for developments involving Government Accommodation
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LACO CM No. 34
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Revised Provisions to be included in Deeds of Mutual Covenant in regard to the Provision of Government Accommodation within Private Developments
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(As varied by LACO CM No. 34A)
LACO CM No. 33
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Applications for alteration of Memorandum and Articles of Association under Land Leases
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LACO CM No. 32
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Enquiries made in connection with title requisitions in property conveyancing
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LACO CM No. 31 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Provision of Sales Brochures to EAA, Consumer Council and SHPL
LACO CM No. 30B (Superseded) -- Relaxation of Certain Consent Measures for Registration and Balloting for Luxury Private Residential Units
LACO CM No. 30A (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme –
Variation to the Standard Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase for Private Residential Units
LACO CM No. 30 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme –
Relaxation of Certain Consent Measures for Private Residential Developments
LACO CM No. 29 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme –
Streamlined procedures in processing consent applications and approvals of Deed of Mutual Covenant
LACO CM No. 28
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Approval of Deeds of Mutual Covenant –
Review of the requirement of Lease Approvals

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LACO CM No. 27 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 26A (Superseded) -- Hotline on “Consents to sell Residential Units” -
2147 5475 : Enhancement of the service
LACO CM No. 26 (Superseded) -- Launch of Hotline on “Consents to sell Residential Units” -
2147 5475 with User Guide
LACO CM No. 25 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Effect of Legal Services Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 1997
LACO CM No. 24 (Superseded) -- Lands Department Consent Scheme -
Residential developments subject to the conditions of the Task Force on Land Supply & Property Prices – Additional measures to stabilize residential property market and increase flat supply
LACO CM No. 23
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Early consent to pre-sell non-residential premises
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LACO CM No. 22
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Apportionment of Government Rent on Sale and Purchase of Property
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LACO CM No. 21
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The setting up of Legal Advisory Division, Government Property Agency
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(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 34.)
LACO CM No. 20 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 19 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
Revised form of Monthly Return on Progress of sale of Units (Condition (y) of the standard consent letter for residential developments)
LACO CM No. 18
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Cessation of practice of requesting the Land Registry for endorsement and attachment of modification documents and other documents to lease conditions
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LACO CM No. 17 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
Undertakings and Bank Undertakings
LACO CM No. 16 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
Revised Consent Measures for Private Residential Units
LACO CM No. 15 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
  1. Keeping Developers informed of case progress.
  2. Amendments to approved forms of documents after consent.
LACO CM No. 14 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 13 (Superseded) -- Applicability of DMC Guidelines for Industrial / Godown Lots
LACO CM No. 12
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Land Authority Consent Scheme -
Streamlining the processing of presale applications for residential units in PSPS Developments

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(As varied by LACO CM Nos. 25 and 39.)
LACO CM No. 11 (Superseded) -- Provisions to be included in Deeds of Mutual Covenant in regard to the Provision of Government Accommodation within Private Developments
LACO CM No. 10 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 9 (Superseded) -- Variations to Land Office Circular Memorandum No. 91 -
Amended Guidelines for DMCs in Consent Cases
LACO CM No. 8 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Revised form of Statutory Declaration
LACO CM No. 7C (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Revised Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
LACO CM No. 7B (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Amendments to Form of ASP
LACO CM No. 7A (Superseded) -- Revised Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
LACO CM No. 7 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
New Measures for Sale of Residential Units prior to Compliance
LACO CM No. 6
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Mortgage or Charge of Flats under the Home Ownership Scheme / Private Sector Participation Scheme
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LACO CM No. 5
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Alienation of flats acquired under the Home Ownership and Private Sector Participation Schemes
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LACO CM No. 4A (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Revised Guideline for Private Slope Maintenance “Geoguide 5 – Guide to Slope Maintenance” – A recommended standard of good practice for slope maintenance
LACO CM No. 4 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Guideline for DMC for Private Slope Maintenance
LACO CM No. 3 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme –
Establishment of Land Registry Trading Fund and the consequential effect on processing consent applications
LACO CM No. 2 (Superseded) -- Fees charged for services delivered by the Legal Advisory and Conveyancing Office (LACO) –
Review of non-statutory fees charged by LACO
LACO CM No. 1B (Superseded) -- Revised Checklist for Lands Department Consent Scheme
LACO CM No. 1A (Superseded) -- Revised Form of Checklist B for Applications for Approval of Deeds of Mutual Covenant
LACO CM No. 1 (Superseded) -- Land Authority Consent Scheme -
  1. Revised Form of Agreement for Sale and Purchase
  2. Use of Checklists for Applications

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LACO CM Nos. 1-20
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LACO CM Nos. 41-60
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LACO CM Nos. 61-80
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