Owners’ Corporations Advisory Services Scheme

Introduction

To strengthen support for Owners’ Corporations (OCs) and promote effective building management, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) implemented the “Pilot Scheme on Advisory Services to Owners’ Corporations” (the Pilot Scheme) from 2018 to 2019. In order to continue our support to OCs, HAD has regularised the Pilot Scheme as the Owners’ Corporations Advisory Services Scheme (the OCASS). Under the OCASS, HAD engages property management companies (PMCs) to provide OCs with free advisory services on building management.

Implementation Period

From 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2022

Targets

  1. The OCs intending to adopt the Best Practices on Building Management (the Best Practices) and the Checklist on Procedural Propriety on Building Management (the Checklist)
  2. The OCs requiring assistance in procuring third party risks insurance or engaging accountants to audit their financial statements
  3. The OCs requiring assistance in building management

Scope of Services

  1. Assisting OCs in complying with the Building Management Ordinance and relevant Codes of Practice, and adopt the Best Practices and the Checklist in handling building management matters
  2. Assisting OCs in procuring third party risks insurance
  3. Assisting OCs in engaging accountants to audit financial statements
  4. Providing OCs with advice and assistance in handling daily building management matters
  5. Assisting OCs in handling complaints or enquiries about building management matters
  6. Assisting OCs in applying for building management-related support services and subsidies

Engagement of Property Management Companies

Two successful PMCs, namely Shui On Property Management Limited and Hong Yip Service Company Limited, have been awarded with contracts through open tender to provide services for participating OCs.

Areas Served by Shui On Property Management Limited

Hong Kong Island (including Central & Western District, Wan Chai District, Eastern District and Southern District)

New Territories West (including Tsuen Wan District, Kwai Tsing District, Tuen Mun District, Yuen Long District and Islands District)

Areas Served by Hong Yip Service Company Limited

Kowloon (including Yau Tsim Mong District, Sham Shui Po District, Kowloon City District, Kwun Tong District and Wong Tai Sin District)

New Territories East (including Sha Tin District, Tai Po District, North District and Sai Kung District)

How to Apply

Interested OCs may submit a duly completed application form to HAD or District Building Management Liaison Teams of respective District Offices.

Enquiry

For enquiries, please contact Division IV of HAD (Tel. no.: 2835 2540, email address: bm_enq@had.gov.hk)