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Takeover of the Land Registration Services in the New Territories

Registration of instruments affecting properties in New Territories was originally performed by the District Land Offices administered by District Officers. In 1982, the former Registrar General's Department started a phased programme to take over all District Land Offices and assumed responsibility for land registration throughout the New Territories. The take-over of North District Land Office on 23 July 1990 marked the end of the whole take-over programme (Takeover of the Land Registration Services in the New Territories : Tsuen Wan: 1.2.1982; Yuen Long: 4.10.1982; Sha Tin: 5.12.1983; Sai Kung: 12.11.1984; Tuen Mun: 1.10.1985; Island: 17.8.1987; Tai Po: 30.8.1988 and North: 23.7.1990 ). As envisaged in the Land Registry Strategic Change Plan (1998), the district-based land registration mode adopted since 1905 will be replaced by a Central Registration System.
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