Consolidated Demand and Payment for Rates and/or Government Rent
1. What is a Consolidated Demand for rates and/or Government rent?It is a demand issued by the Rating and Valuation Department quarterly that consolidates the billing particulars of a number of demands for individual properties to facilitate payment. A demand schedule which lists the billing details of the individual property accounts will be issued together with the Consolidated Demand to the payer. The consolidated demand and demand schedule will be sent to the registered payer of the consolidated account by post. Consolidated account payers can opt to receive electronic demand and demand schedule by using our eRVD Bill service. For details, please refer to Question No. 9.
2. How many individual demands can be consolidated into one demand?There is no upper limit to the number of individual demands (or property accounts) which can be included in the Consolidated Demand. However, if you want to use this new service, you should have at least TEN individual property accounts in each Consolidated Demand.
3. What are the advantages of a Consolidated Demand to ratepayers?
- Receive ONE single demand with all the information of the individual demands being consolidated, without having to wait for a number of individual demands which are to arrive separately at different times.
- Speed up payment processes as the total amounts of rates/Government rent payable for individual properties are already provided on the Consolidated Demand.
- Reduce the number of demands that you would have to settle individually and thus save your time.
- Save paper and in turn save the space required for storing individual demands.
- The Consolidated Account payer may register for our eRVD Bill service so as to receive the electronic demand (in pdf format) and demand schedule (in both excel and text format) via internet quarterly. You can process the information in your computer for accounting purposes and carry out the task more efficiently. Upon registration of the eRVD Bill service, you may opt to suppress the paper demand/demand schedule so as to save paper.
4. Can any demands for rates and/or Government rent be consolidated?Yes, even demands with different payer names can be consolidated.
5. In some cases, tenants/occupiers are liable to pay the rates/Government rent to the registered payer. Whenever there are changes in the rateable values or the amounts of rates/Government rent, the payer may provide a photocopy of the individual demands to the tenants/occupiers for information. After joining the new service, the registered payer of consolidated accounts will no longer receive the individual demands. How can he inform the tenants/occupiers of the changes?Upon the annual general revaluation, we may provide notifications, showing the new rateable value and the quarterly rates and/or Government rent payable for each individual property on request (please see item 3 of the Application for Consolidated Demand for Rates and/or Government Rent). These notifications will be delivered to the registered payer of a consolidated account in one batch. The payer may deliver these notifications to tenants/occupiers for information.
New rateable values may also be searched online at the Rating and Valuation Department's Homepage at www.rvd.gov.hk from March after the declaration of the new Valuation List and the Government Rent Roll to 31 May each year.
Payer can enquire the quarterly amount(s) payable and the balance of an individual property account using the Account Enquiries service at our homepage.
6. After joining the service, how can the registered payer obtain a separate payment record of an individual property for legal proceedings, or for apportionment of rates/Government rent in the sale of the property?A registered payer may obtain a Statement of Rates and/or Government Rent for Individual Tenement by submitting an enquiry form to this department. The form (RVD 1015C) (pdf) can be obtained from the Department's Homepage or by calling 2150 8379.
7. How can a registered payer change the composition of properties in a consolidated account, e.g. add a property to the account or remove one from it?A registered payer may complete and return the notification form (RVD 1015B) (pdf) to this department for processing. The form can be obtained from the Department's Homepage or by calling 2150 8379.
8. How to apply for this service?Please return the completed application form (RVD 1015) (pdf) by fax (Fax No. 2152 0113), and e-mail the soft copy of the list of individual property accounts (RVD 1015A in excel format) separately to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also save the list onto a floppy disc and mail it, together with the application form, to this office.
Both the application form and the proforma of the list can be downloaded from the Department's Homepage.
Registration Procedures for eRVD Bill Service (pdf) for details.
After adding the consolidated account to the eRVD Bill profile, we will issue a letter containing an activation code to the correspondence address of the consolidated account payer. Please log on our eRVD Bill system (click the icon for "eRVD Bill Service" at RVD's homepage) and input the activation code to activate the eRVD Bill service for the consolidated account. After that, you can view and download the Consolidated Demand Notes and Demand Schedule from the effective quarter as mentioned in the letter.
To contact us :
Tel. No. : 2150 8379 Fax. No.: 2152 0113 Address : 15/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon.
(MTR Sham Shui Po Station - Exit C1)
E-mail : email@example.com Website : https://www.rvd.gov.hk