LAND (COMPULSORY SALE FOR REDEVELOPMENT) ORDINANCE
L.N. 104 of 1999
Application to Tribunal for compulsory sale of lot
(1) Subject to subsection (5), the person or persons who owns or own, otherwise than as a mortgagee, not less than 90% of the undivided shares in a lot may make an application-
(a) accompanied by a valuation report as specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1; and
(b) to the Tribunal for an order to sell all the undivided shares in the lot for the purposes of the redevelopment of the lot.
(2) Without prejudice to the operation of subsection (5), an application under subsection (1) may cover-
(a) 2 or more lots where the majority owner owns not less than the percentage specified in subsection (1) of the undivided shares in each lot; or
(b) 2 or more lots-
(i) on which one building is connected to another building by a staircase intended for common use by the occupiers of the buildings; and
(ii) where the average of-
(A) the percentage of the undivided shares owned by the majority owner in the lot or lots on which one of the buildings stands; and
(B) the percentage of the undivided shares owned by the majority owner in the lot or lots on which the other of the buildings stands,
is not less than the percentage specified in subsection (1).
(3) The majority owner of a lot who has made an application under subsection (1) shall-
(a) subject to subsection (4), serve a copy of the application on each minority owner of the lot;
(b) cause a copy of the application to be registered under the Land Registration Ordinance (Cap 128) against the lot; and
(c) cause a notice, as specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 and in the Chinese and English languages-
(i) to be affixed-
(A) upon a conspicuous part of the building on the lot (or, if there is more than one building on the lot, upon a conspicuous part of each building); or
(B) where there is no building on the lot, upon a conspicuous part of the lot (or, if the application relates to 2 or more lots, upon a conspicuous part of each lot); and
(ii) to be published in not less than 1 Chinese language newspaper (and in the Chinese language), and in not less than 1 English language newspaper (and in the English language), circulating generally in Hong Kong.
(4) Where it appears to the Tribunal that a copy of an application under subsection (1) cannot be served in accordance with subsection (3)(a), the Tribunal may, if it thinks fit, by order-
(a) dispense with such service on any minority owner or class of minority owners mentioned in the order; and
(b) direct notices to be published at such time and in such manner as it thinks fit, calling upon all persons claiming to be minority owners of the lot and who have not been so served, to establish their claims before the Tribunal within a time specified in the notice,
and after expiration of the time specified, all persons claiming to be minority owners shall be bound by the proceedings as if they had been served in accordance with subsection (3)(a).
(5) Subject to subsection (6), the Chief Executive in Council may, by notice in the Gazette, specify a percentage lower than the percentage mentioned in subsection (1) in respect of a lot belonging to a class of lots specified in the notice and, in any such case, subsection (1) and the other provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed as if, in relation to a lot belonging to that class of lots, that percentage so specified were substituted for the percentage mentioned in subsection (1).
(6) No percentage may be specified in a notice under subsection (5) which is less than 80%.
(7) It is hereby declared that-
(a) without prejudice to the generality of the definition of "minority owner" or the operation of subsection (1)(b) or section 4(1)(b)(i), for the purposes of this section, in the calculation of any percentage of undivided shares in a lot owned by a person or persons (and whether or not he is or they are the person or persons referred to in subsection (1)), there shall be disregarded any undivided shares which are undivided shares in respect solely of any common parts of the lot;
(b) a notice under subsection (5) is subsidiary legislation.