Land Registry Circular Memorandum No. 6/95
16 May 1995
Premises Number and Street Name stated in the Memorial
|1.||Land Registry Circular Memorandum (LRCM) N0. 2/95 dated 6 January 1995 requires that the correct up-to-date address as designated under Section 32 of the Buildings Ordinance be used in the description of premises in both the instrument and the related Memorial submitted for registration. This requirement is intended to facilitate land registration in the computerised mode and is in the interest of all parties concerned. Using the correct address, which is the key identifier of sub- division land registers in the computerised land registration system, will avoid delays and speed up the registration process. It will also facilitate land searches.
Since the issue of LRCM No. 2/95, a number of enquiries have been received from solicitors' firms regarding the practical aspects of the requirement. Following further consultation with the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Land Registry has agreed to modify the requirement to the effect that it will apply to the Memorial only. Such requirement, set out as follows, will take immediate effect:
|3.||From l June 1995, the Land Registry will update the addresses in the computerised land registers as soon as it is notified of the official addresses by the Commissioner of Rating and Valuation. Solicitors will therefore be able to obtain the correct up-to-date address either by searching the computerised land register or from their clients. If a Memorial lodged for registration is found to contain a different address from that in the land register, it will be returned to the solicitor for clarification and, if necessary, amendment. However, no disincentive fee will be charged if the instrument is resubmitted with acceptable clarification or amendment for registration within 28 days.
|4.||LRCM No.2/95 is hereby superseded.
|5.||For enquiries, please contact the Customer Service Manager, Mr Daniel
WONG (now changed to Ms Eva LAU), at telephone number 2867 2882
(now change to 3105 0000).
(Kenneth T.W. PANG)