Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kong, Fourth Edition

Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kong, Fourth Edition

by Roger Nissim

Paperback(Fourth Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888208845
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 02/22/2016
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roger Nissim, FRICS, FHKIS, RPS, became chartered in 1968 and practised as a surveyor in England before coming to Hong Kong in 1973. For twenty years, he worked for the Hong Kong government before joining a leading local property developer. Since 2007, he has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction of the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition vii

Preface to the First Edition viii

Introduction x

Section I Historical Development of Land Administration

1 The First Land Sales, 1841-1842 3

2 The Early Years, 1843-1898 9

3 1898 Onwards: The New Territories Lease 16

4 The Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984 and the Basic Law 1990 26

5 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government 36

Section II Present-Day Land Administration

6 Economic Background, Land Needs, and Reclamations 49

7 Lands Department Functions under Administrative Law 56

8 Land Exchange and Lease Modifications 71

9 Development Control in Older Lease Conditions 81

10 Access Arrangements and Rights-of-Way 91

11 Town Planning Controls and Development Restrictions in Lease Conditions 94

12 Land Management and Lease Enforcement 105

Section III Land Administration Problems and Practice Associated with the New Territories

13 Land Exchange Entitlements (Also Known as Letters A/B) 121

14 Small House ($$$) Policy and the 300-Foot Rule 127

15 Limitations Ordinance, Adverse Possession, and the Principle of Encroachment 135

16 Tsos ($$$) and Tongs ($$$) and Their Impact on Land Assembly 140

17 Succession 143

18 Fung Shiu ($$$) and Graves 145

19 Boundary Disputes, Missing Lots, Missing Documents, and Secondary Evidence 148

Section IV Future Developments in Land Administration

20 How Planning and Land Policy Could Be Used to Enhance Conservation in Hong Kong 155

21 The Land Titles Ordinance 2004 165

Appendices 173

Glossary 207

Bibliography 210

Index 213

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