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Streamlined Application Process for Extension of the Period in the Building Covenant for Over One Year and Other Matters Related to Building Covenants Appendix I
Appendix II(a)
Appendix II(b)
Appendix III
Appendix IV
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1/2021
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Pilot Scheme for Charging Land Premium at Standard Rates on Lease Modifications for Redevelopment of Industrial Buildings Appendix I
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Appendix II
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5/2020A
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Payment of Professional Fees in connection with Compensation Claims involving more than one professional Appendix
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5/2020 1/1996
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Payment of Professional Fees in connection with Compensation Claims involving more than one professional
3/2020A
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Design, Disposition and Height Clause under Lease (Site Coverage)
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3/2020 3/2014
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Design, Disposition and Height Clause under Lease Appendix
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2/2020 --
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Tree Preservation and Removal Proposal for Building Development in Private Projects Compliance of Tree Preservation Clause under Lease Appendix I
Appendix II
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Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4
Form 5
Form 6
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For reference -
Guidance Notes
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1/2020 --
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Compliance of Landscape Clause under Lease Appendix I
Appendix II
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Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4
Form 5
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7/2019 --
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Provision of Transitional Housing in Converted Existing Industrial Building  
6/2019A --
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Application for Special Waiver for Conversion of an Entire Existing Industrial Building
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6/2019 --
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Application for Special Waiver for Conversion of an Entire Existing Industrial Building Appendix I
Appendix II
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5/2019 --
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Application for Waivers for Installation of Radio Base Stations for Mobile Services in Existing Buildings Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
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4/2019 --
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Application for Waivers for Industrial Premises (other than for waivers to allow data centre use and testing laboratory use in industrial premises) Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV
Appendix V
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3/2019 --
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Application for Waivers for Buffer Floor and Lower Floors of an Existing Industrial Buildings Appendix I
Appendix II
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2/2019A --
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Lease Modification (or a Land Exchange) for Redevelopment of an Industrial Lot (Special time-limited arrangement for application for relaxation of development intensity)
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2/2019 --
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Lease Modification (or a Land Exchange) for Redevelopment of an Industrial Lot (Special time-limited arrangement for application for relaxation of development intensity) Appendix I
Appendix II
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1/2019 --
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Acceptable uses in Premises restricted to 'Godown Purposes' under Lease  
4/2018 --
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Streamlined Building Plans Checking Process  
3/2018 --
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Building Plan Submissions Use of Computer for Mathematical Calculation of Areas  
2/2018 --
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Processing of General Building Plans under lease  
1/2018 --
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Standard Rates for Balcony,  Utility Platform and Non-structural Prefabricated External Wall  
1/2017 --
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Processing Building Plans for Redevelopment under Virtually Unrestricted Government lease
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Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
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2/2016 --
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Application for Consent to Disposal under Special Waiver for Conversion of an Entire Existing Industrial Building
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Appendix I
Appendix II
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(For information on related LAO Practice Note Nos. 1/2010, 1/0210A and 1/2010B, please click here.)
1/2016 --
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Application for Waiver for Testing Laboratory Use in part(s) of or the entire Existing Industrial Building
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Appendix I
Appendix II
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4/2014A --
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Accountable and Non-accountable Gross Floor Area (GFA) under Lease
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4/2014 --
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Accountable and Non-accountable Gross Floor Area (GFA) under Lease
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1/2014D --
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Applications for Lease Modification including Land Exchange for Development of Land within Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas
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1/2014A --
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Applications for Lease Modification including Land Exchange for Development of Land within Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas  
1/2014 --
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Applications for Lease Modification including Land Exchange for Development of Land within Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas
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Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV
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3/2012B --
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Application for
  1. Lease Modification (or a Land Exchange) for Development of an Industrial Lot for High-tier Data Centre Use; or
  2. Waiver for Data Centre Use in Part of an Industrial Building
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Appendix I
Appendix II
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3/2012A --
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Application for
  1. Lease Modification (or a Land Exchange) for Development of an Industrial Lot for High-tier Data Centre Use; or
  2. Waiver for Data Centre Use in Part of an Industrial Building
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3/2012 --
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Application for
  1. Lease Modification (or a Land Exchange) for Development of an Industrial Lot for High-tier Data Centre Use; or
  2. Waiver for Data Centre Use in Part of an Industrial Building
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Appendix I
(Please see LAO Practice Note No. 3/2012B Appendix I)

Appendix II
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2/2011 --
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Standard Rates for Balcony, Utility Platform and Non-structural Prefabricated External Wall
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For the revised standard rates of Appendices I to VI, please see LAO Practice Note No. 1/2018
4/2009 --
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Premium Assessment and Appeal Procedure Relating to Lease Modification Transactions : Discussions with Valuation Conference
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3/2009 --
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Fast Track Procedure for Processing the Third Appeals Relating to Premium Assessment for Lease Modification Transactions
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2/2009 --
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Temporary Occupation of Government Land to Facilitate Building Maintenance
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4/2008 --
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Measures to Avoid Encroachment onto Government Land
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3/2008 --
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Fast Track Procedure for Processing the Second Appeals Relating to Premium Assessment for Lease Modification Transactions
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6/2007 --
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Removal of Trades in Offensive Trade Clause
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5/2007 --
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Fast Track Procedure for Processing the Second Appeals Relating to Premium Assessment for Lease Modification Transactions
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Also see Practice Note No. 3/2008
4/2007 --
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Application Checklist for Lease Modification / Land Exchange Applications
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9/2006 --
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Fast Track Procedure for Processing the Second Appeals Relating to Premium Assessment for Lease Modification Transactions
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7/2006 --
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Processing of General Building Plan Submissions
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6/2006A --
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Inspection of Computerized "A" Rent Rolls Records Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
6/2006 --
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Inspection of Computerized "A" Rent Rolls Records
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Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
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5/2006 --
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Fast Track Procedure for Processing the Second Appeals Relating to Premium Assessment for Lease Modification Transactions
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Flow Chart
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Please see LAO Practice Note No. 3/2008
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4/2006 --
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Car Parking Requirement in Special Conditions for Residential Developments
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Appendix
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1/2006 --
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Premium Assessment Procedure Relating to Lease Modification Transaction
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4/2005 --
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Procedure on Processing of Waiver for Ground Floor of Industrial Building
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1/2004 --
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Site Coverage Control under the Lease Condition
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4/2003 --
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Incentive Scheme to Encourage Provision of Residential Care Home for the Elderly Premises in New Private Developments
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3/2003 --
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Appendix II

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Premium Assessment for Exemption of Non-structural Prefabricated External Walls (NSPE Wall) from GFA and SC calculations for residential developments under Joint Practice Note No.2
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For Appendix I (Standard Rates) please see
LAO Practice Note No. 1/2018
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1/2003 --
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Transfer from Lands Registry to Lands Department of the Commitment Transfer Registers and Notifications for Land Exchange Entitlements (Letters A/B)
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6/2002 --
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Premium Assessment for Exemption of Non-structural Prefabricated external walls and utility platforms from GFA and SC calculation under Joint Practice Note No. 2
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For Standard Rates please see LAO Practice Note No. 1/2018
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5/2002 --
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Processing Time for Master Layout Plan, General Building Plan and Landscaping Plan
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3/2002 --
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Enquiries from Prospective Purchasers etc. relating to lots being offered for sale by public auction or tender including sites on the application list
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2/2002 --
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Processing of Plans Submission before Completion of Land Exchange or Lease Modification
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6/2001 --
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Premium Assessment for Exemption of Balconies from GFA and SC Calculation under Joint Practice No. 1
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4/2001 --
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Attendance at District Lands Conference
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3/2001A --
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Premium Assessment for Exemption of Balconies from GFA and SC Calculation Under Joint Practice Note No. 1
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3/2001 --
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Premium Assessment for Exemption of Balconies from GFA and SC Calculation Under Joint Practice Note No. 1
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For Standard Rate please see LAO Practice Note No. 1/2018
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2/2001 --
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"Other Specified Uses (Business)" Zones
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10/2000 --
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Flexibility in Parking Provisions
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9/2000 --
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Offer and Acceptance of Terms for Lease Modifications, Land Exchanges, Private Treaty Grants and other Land Transactions
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8/2000 --
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Compliance Checklist System for Issue of C of C
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4/2000(B) --
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Recreational Facilities in Domestic Development
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3/2000A --
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"House" Restrictions under Government Leases
 
 
3/2000 --
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Number of Houses Restrictions under Government Leases
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2/2000 --
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Car Parking Requirement Mechanical Parking System
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3/1999 APSS 2/99
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Offer and Acceptance of Terms for Lease Modifications, Land Exchanges, Private Treaty Grants and other Land Transactions
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Please see LAO Practice Note No. 9/2000
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6/1996 APSRSE 2/96
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Processing of Master Layout Plan Submissions under Leases - Amendment Submissions
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3/1994 APSRSE 2/94
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Processing of Master Layout Plan Submissions under Leases
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For Processing Time. Please see
LAO Practice Note No. 5/2002
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1/1991 1/1991
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Master Layout Plans
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1/1987 1/1987
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Certificate of Compliance
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