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Technical & Financial Support

The Buildings Department

Building Safety Loan Scheme

Building Safety Loan Scheme provides loans to individual owners of private buildings in carrying out maintenance and repair works to reinstate or improve the safety conditions of their buildings and/or private slopes. Individual owners may apply for loans from the Buildings Department to carry out such works voluntarily, or in compliance with statutory orders, including building and slope repairs, maintenance and upgrading works on fire services installations, lift installation, electrical installation and gas risers, regular slope maintenance works and removal of unauthorised building works.

For enquiry please call:2626 1579
or in : Building Safety Loan Scheme


The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS)

Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme (IBMAS)

To assist owners of private buildings to maintain and repair their buildings, starting from 1 April 2011, URA together with HKHS have rolled out a new one-stop"Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme", providing financial assistance and technical support to property owners with service optimisation and relaxation of eligibility criteria.

Under IBMAS, owners can simply complete one set of application forms for making multiple applications,including "Building Maintenance Grant Scheme" for Elderly Owners administered by HKHS and "Building Safety Loan Scheme" administered by the BD.


Overview of "Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme (IBMAS)"
(For reference only, details please refer to Application Notes)
  Subsidy / Grant for Owners’ Corporation Loan / Subsidy / Grant for Individual Flat Owner
Owners’ Corporation Formation Subsidy Common Area Repair Works Subsidy Home Renovation Interest-free Loan Funded by Government and administered by organisations as below
Buildings Department Hong Kong Housing Society
Building Safety Loan Scheme Building Maintenance Grant Scheme for Elderly Owners
Eligibility Criteria Residential or composite building Residential or composite buildings aged 30 years or above. Fulfill the criteria on annual ratable value for domestic unit Private buildings including domestic, composite, commercial or industrial buildings Residential flat in a private domestic building or composite building
Loan / Subsidy / Grant Maximum $3,000 subsidy for each OC
  • General repair works subsidy
  • Maximum subsidy at 20% of approved works cost or $3,000/unit, whichever is the lower, capped at $1,200,000/OC
  • Green Item subsidy
  • Maximum subsidy at 20% of approved works cost or $1,500/unit, whichever is the lower, capped at $600,000/OC
Maximum $50,000 loan for each unit Interest-bearing loans, subject to a ceiling of $1Million per unit of accommodation; applicable to maintenance and repair works in common parts and in an individual unit of private buildings The ceiling is capped at $40,000 for each grant application. Applicable to maintenance works in a residential flat and/ or in building common areas

For more details:


For assistance under IBMAS, please call 3188 1188 and refer to the following links :


Urban Renewal Authority (URA)

Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS)  

Mandatory Building Inspection Subsidy Scheme (MBISS)

To assist owners in need in complying with the statutory requirements, the URA and HKHS launch the Mandatory Building Inspection Subsidy Scheme (MBISS) to provide financial assistance to eligible owners for appointing a Registered Inspector (RI). For more details, please refer to the following links :

Urban Renewal Authority (URA)

Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) 



 

Home Affairs Department

Formation of Owners' Corporation

Management of private properties is the responsibility of the owners. It has always been the Government's policy to encourage and assist owners to form owners' corporations (OCs) for effective building management and proper maintenance and repair of their properties.

For more information on and assistance to the formation of OCs, please visit the Home Affairs Department's website.

Please refer to the related pamphlets and Practice Note for details
Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme