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Tenancy Matters

The Rating and Valuation Department administers the Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance, Cap.7. For details of the Ordinance, please refer to the Hong Kong e-Legislation at http://www.elegislation.gov.hk.

The Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation)(Amendment) Ordinance 2004 has since 9 July 2004, removed the security of tenure provisions for domestic tenancies under Part IV of the principal Ordinance. It also removed the minimum notice requirement for termination of non-domestic tenancies under Part V of the Ordinance. Domestic and non-domestic tenancies created on or after 9 July 2004 will run their courses in accordance with their lease terms. Domestic tenancies in existence before 9 July 2004 are subject to transitional arrangements. Further information on the amending Ordinance 2004 is available in this website.

Rent Officers of this Department provide the public with free enquiry, assistance and mediatory services on tenancy matters. The services are provided at the Department, the Lands Tribunal and at specified time in various District Offices. Rent Officers enforce the provisions of the Ordinance relating to rent receipts and harassment of tenants as well as the transitional provisions under the amending Ordinance. They also issue certificates in response to applications under different Parts of the Ordinance.

Applications may be made to this Department for :

Endorsement of Notice of New Letting or Renewal Agreement To be used as evidence in recovery of rent for domestic tenancies
(Application in Form CR109) (pdf)
Issue of Certificate of Primary User of Premises For determination as to whether a tenancy is domestic
(Application in Form TR4D (pdf) or TR4 (pdf)
Issue of Certificate of Rateable Value For determination as to whether the possession procedure under Part III or Part VI of the Ordinance is applicable to the tenancy
(Application in Form TR25) (pdf)
Issue of Certificate of Rateable Value For determination as to whether Part II is applicable to the tenancy, or for calculation of the amount of compensation under section 53A(4)
(Application in Form TR27) (pdf)

Please refer to the Summary Guide (pdf) on the Ordinance for further information.

Roster of Rent Officer's Service at District Offices :

District Office Address Days / Time
Wan Chai Grd. Flr., 2 O' Brien Road, Wan Chai, H.K.
Tel. : 2575 2477
Tuesday mornings
9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
and Wednesday afternoons
2:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
( prior booking IS required )
Yau Tsim Mong Grd. Flr., Mong Kok Government Offices,
30 Luen Wan Street, Mong Kok, Kln
Tel. : 2399 2111
Friday afternoons
2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
( prior booking IS required )
Kwun Tong Grd. Flr., The Grande Building, 398 Kwun Tong Road,
Kwun Tong, Kln.
Tel. : 2342 3431
Tuesday afternoons
2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
( prior booking IS required )
Tai Po Grd Flr., Tai Po Government Offices Building,
1 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, N.T.
Tel. : 2654 1262 or 2654 1239
Second and fourth Thursday afternoons of the month
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
( prior booking is NOT required )
Tsuen Wan 1st Flr., Tsuen Wan Station, Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T.
Tel. : 2492 5096 (Counter: 2412 3935)
First and third Thursday mornings of the month
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
( prior booking is NOT required )
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