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A. Common Area Repair Works Subsidy

The Common Area Repair Works Subsidy is a maintenance subsidy provided to encourage owners or owners’ corporations to carry out comprehensive maintenance works to the common areas of buildings.

Eligibility

The Subsidy aims primarily to assist owners of private residential or composite (i.e. commercial and residential) buildings at least 30 years old. One further criterion is that the average rateable value per residential unit at the building must not exceed $120,000 per annum for properties in the urban area (including Shatin, Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan) or $92,000 per annum for properties in the New Territories.

Buildings with or without an owners’ corporation

For buildings with an owners’ corporation, the management committee has to pass a resolution resolving to apply for the Common Area Repair Works Subsidy and to authorize a representative to sign the relevant documents.

For buildings without an owners’ corporation, the Government considers applications from owners on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, the owners of the building should hold a meeting to resolve to apply for the Subsidy and to authorize at least two representatives to sign the relevant documents.

Use of the Subsidy

The Subsidy is to be applied to common areas works relating to structural safety, sanitary facilities and environmental friendly provisions.

The maximum amount of the Subsidy depends on the total number of units in the subject building:

Number of units

Subsidy amount

20 units or below

30% of the approved cost of works, up to $150,000

21 – 49 units

20% of the approved cost of works, up to $150,000

50 or above

20% of the approved cost of works, or maximum $3,000 per unit, capped at $1,200,000 for each owners’ corporation


If the maintenance works include green/ environmental friendly works, the building will enjoy the following subsidy (the Green Item Subsidy):

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Number of units

Subsidy amount

20 units or below

30% of the approved cost of green items and related consultancy fee, up to $75,000

21 – 49 units

20% of the approved cost of green items and related consultancy fee, up to $75,000

50 or above

20% of the approved cost of green items and related consultancy fee; or not more than $1,500 per unit, up to $600,000

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