Real Estate

Real estate remains one of Hong Kong’s most important and valuable assets. Real estate transactions often involve substantial amounts and require timely and top quality professional services. Our strong Real Estate Practice Group provides consultation and legal services in a wide range of real estate related matters, including government grants and modifications, project developments and pre-sales, town planning applications, real estate management, real estate disposals and acquisitions, disposals and acquisitions of real estate holding special purpose vehicles, project and real estate finance and mortgages, leases and tenancies. The lawyers in our Real Estate Practice Group also regularly advise on joint ventures and development agreements, special purpose leases, service level agreements, resumptions and compulsory acquisitions and enforcement and realization of security involving real estate.

Services provided by us include:

Property Developments

  • applications for land grants from government
  • acquisition of lands and buildings for development
  • joint ventures and development agreements
  • building and engineering contracts
  • infrastructure projects
  • deeds of mutual covenant and management agreements
  • exchange of land grants with government and modifications of government lease/grant conditions
  • Town planning and Buildings Regulations applications and appeals
  • Lands Tribunal applications for possession of tenanted premises for development

Acquisitions and Disposals

  • applications for pre-sale consent
  • project pre-sales and sales
  • sales by public auctions or public or private tenders
  • sales and acquisitions through exchange
  • sales and purchases of office, retail, industrial and residential properties

Property Finance and Mortgages

  • templates for facilities letters, mortgages and related loan documentation for banks and financial institutions
  • mortgage and related security documents
  • building mortgages
  • loan and security documentation advice and review
  • securitization of and transfer of mortgages

Leases

  • pre-lease agreements, tenancy agreements, leases, surrenders, licences, assignments and novations
  • estate management agreements
  • agency agreements
  • Lands Tribunal applications and oppositions

Others

  • rating and building appeals
  • town planning board applications
  • rent reviews
  • resumptions and compulsory acquisitions

Partners

WONG, Cleresa Pie Yue
CHU, Ivan Siu Lun
CHOW, Hannah Mei Wa
CHOI, David Pui Wai

Consultants

CHONG, Catherine Yuet Ngai
FUNG, Grace Sin Yu

Associates

LEUNG, Leo Ho Hin