The Home Affairs Department set up the Building Management
Division in June 2001 to coordinate building management matters.
At the district level, District Building Management Liaison
Teams (DBMLTs) comprising Liaison Officers have been set up
in the 18 District Offices to provide comprehensive service
on building management.
DBMLTs will -
visit owners of private buildings in the district to promote the good practices of building management;
advise owners on the procedures of the formation of an owners' corporation (OC);
issue an exemption certificate to the convenor of an owners' meeting for obtaining a free copy of record of owners of the building from the Land Registry for the purpose of convening a meeting to form an OC. Each building will only be issued with the exemption certificate once. Subsequent search of record of owners for whatever reason shall be conducted at owners' own cost.
attend owners' meetings and give advice to owners as and when necessary;
process applications made to the Secretary for Home Affairs for an order to convene a meeting of owners under section 3A of the Building Management Ordinance;
organize training courses, seminars, talks and workshops on building management for members of the management committee;
organize educational and publicity activities, e.g. arranging roving exhibitions on building management and producing a series of publicity materials on building management, maintenance and insurance to promote proper and effective building management;
handle enquiries and complaints relating to building management;
assist law enforcement departments in enforcing building maintenance and fire safety improvement; and
help resolve disputes between owners, OCs and management companies, and arrange the provision of voluntary professional mediation service, if there is a need.