Registration Fees


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Check boxes indicating registration fees are provided for selection by the lodging solicitors. Completion of a separate payment form for registration fee is not required. Upon presenting a memorial for registration, the registration fee will be collected at the service counter in accordance with the amount indicated by the customer on the memorial form. The Land Registry will provide an official receipt for the fees paid.

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Q1: To whom should payment be made by cheques?
A: Cheques should be made payable to "The Land Registry" or "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".

Q2: The value of the consideration stated in my Assignment is $0 or $1. Why am I required to pay $450 for registration rather than $230?
A: At present, the registration fee is $230 for property transactions with value of consideration not exceeding $750,000 and $450 for those over $750,000. As stated in Land Registry Circular Memorandum No. 1/95, the registration fee chargeable for instruments with no or nominal consideration shall be at the same level as that applicable to an instrument with a consideration exceeding $750,000. Therefore, the fee of $450 is payable. However, an application for refund of registration fee would be considered upon production of evidence which shows that a lesser amount of registration fee should have been charged. For the scope of acceptable documentary proof, please refer to Land Registry Circular Memorandum No.6/07.

Q3: For instrument such as Assent or Deed of Gift in which no or a nominal consideration is stated, is it a must to provide evidence to prove that the actual consideration of the premises is $750,000 or below so that $230 registration fee can be paid?
A: Yes. Unless cogent evidence can be provided, registration fee of $450 should be payable. For the scope of acceptable documentary proof, please refer to Land Registry Circular Memorandum No.6/07.

Q4: What are the procedures for refund of over-paid registration fee?
A: Application for refund of over-paid registration fee can be made in writing to the Land Registrar with supporting document(s) as evidence. (Attn.: Deeds Lodgement Unit)

Q5: Can registration fee be refunded if instrument lodged for registration was cancelled from registration on the same day?
A: Once the instrument is lodged for registration, the registration fee paid is not refundable no matter whether the same can be successfully registered.