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Pilot Mediation Scheme Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance - The Background and Aim of the Scheme

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The Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap. 545) (the Ordinance) came into operation in 1999.  The Government, by publication of the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) (Specification of Lower Percentage) Notice in the Gazette in January 2010, specified that with effect from April 1, 2010, in respect of three classes of land lot, the application threshold for compulsory sale would be lowered from 90% to 80%. Under the Ordinance, any person who owns not less than 80% of the undivided shares in a lot may make an application to the Lands Tribunal for an order for the compulsory sale of all of the undivided shares in the lot for the purposes of redevelopment.

In order to assist owners involved in or contemplating applications for compulsory sale for redevelopment, the Development Bureau provides financial support to the Pilot Mediation Scheme (the Pilot Scheme) to facilitate the owners to undertake mediation on a voluntary basis. The Pilot Scheme is independently administered by the Joint Mediation Helpline Office (JMHO).

The aim of the Pilot Scheme is to mediate dispute or difference between owners arising out of or in relation to applications for compulsory sale of land lot that has been made or is intended to be submitted to the Lands Tribunal.

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