About the Scheme

In order to provide further assistance to minority owners of old buildings, the Hong Kong Government has commissioned Senior Citizen Home Safety Association ("SCHSA") as a service provider to provide outreach support service. The social workers of SCHSA will provide assistance to those minority owners, who are affected by compulsory sale under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance ("Ordinance") or property acquisition by private developers, by way of information service, technical service and emotional support; and to cover a public education and publicity programme on mediation in compulsory sale. The social workers will also refer the minority owners to professionals such as surveyors for advice if they wish.

Scope of Services

Enquiry
  • Telephone enquiry

  • Checking if properties fall within one of the classes of lot to which the 80% application threshold for compulsory sale applies
Outreach Advisory Service
  • Promoting service to buildings affected by active acquisition activities

  • Home visits

Community Education
  • Organizing talks, workshops and roadshows

  • Promoting mediation in compulsory sale

Case Service
  • Emotional support

  • Providing information on property acquisition and compulsory sale

  • Referral service