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    Buying Land Lease In HK, and Building Village House [Beginner's GUIDE]

    Hi, I am a male indigenous villager but with NO PR status in HK. I am currently in HK with my British passport on the Second Generation Visa Scheme. After contacting the Land Department it seems that as long as I can prove my "Indigenous Status" I can build a village house (3 story, 700sq ft) from my village on private land. (FYI, is in Yuen Long)

    Before that, I am a newbie and want to clarify some things:

    1. I am wondering how long the process will take from the start of submitting my application to when I can move in and live in the house?

    2. What are my finance options? which banks are willing to lend me money to build the village house? and if so, how much? and when do I need the money to be available? before the construction? during? before the paper work begins?

    3. How much does it cost on average? I understand that depending on my taste it would vary, for simplicity, how much would just a standard 3 story, 3 flats house cost to build?

    4. Can anyone recommend any contractors? it seems that only pre-approved contractors can build village houses.


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    Do you own a private piece of land in your ancestral village to build on?

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    Don't do it.

    The small house policy is a disaster for Hong Kong. Think of helping the bigger picture, not just personal profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkkenny
    Hi, I am a male indigenous villager but with NO PR status in HK. I am currently in HK with my British passport on the Second Generation Visa Scheme. After contacting the Land Department it seems that as long as I can prove my "Indigenous Status" I can build a village house (3 story, 700sq ft) from my village on private land. (FYI, is in Yuen Long)

    Before that, I am a newbie and want to clarify some things:

    1. I am wondering how long the process will take from the start of submitting my application to when I can move in and live in the house?

    2. What are my finance options? which banks are willing to lend me money to build the village house? and if so, how much? and when do I need the money to be available? before the construction? during? before the paper work begins?

    3. How much does it cost on average? I understand that depending on my taste it would vary, for simplicity, how much would just a standard 3 story, 3 flats house cost to build?

    4. Can anyone recommend any contractors? it seems that only pre-approved contractors can build village houses.
    you have no pernament residency status, no chance of getting past the application stage.

    With Right to abode guaranteed to get be sucessful, even with right to land status, if you village is remote area then there is a chance, but no pernament residency status, the village chief or the chairman of the rural committee can not approve your application and sign that your an indigenous hk person as you have no residency status within HK in the first place as you're on a second gen (of chinese /hk pernament hk id card holder) visa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkkenny
    Hi, I am a male indigenous villager but with NO PR status in HK. I am currently in HK with my British passport on the Second Generation Visa Scheme. After contacting the Land Department it seems that as long as I can prove my "Indigenous Status" I can build a village house (3 story, 700sq ft) from my village on private land. (FYI, is in Yuen Long)

    Before that, I am a newbie and want to clarify some things:

    1. I am wondering how long the process will take from the start of submitting my application to when I can move in and live in the house?

    2. What are my finance options? which banks are willing to lend me money to build the village house? and if so, how much? and when do I need the money to be available? before the construction? during? before the paper work begins?

    3. How much does it cost on average? I understand that depending on my taste it would vary, for simplicity, how much would just a standard 3 story, 3 flats house cost to build?

    4. Can anyone recommend any contractors? it seems that only pre-approved contractors can build village houses.
    the best way in your case, is to get your dad ( as he will have right to abode status) to apply and you can't be accepted during the application process and why bother wasting money trying.

    also who is the name of the land deed, you or your father? or a relative? the process to transfer name on house deeds via solicitor or partition the land takes time as well, plus solictor fees

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    You need both the land and the right to build, they are two separate things. For example if someone buys land, usually they won't have the right to build, and would need to apply to rezone the land and pay a fee to the government.
    Depending upon your location it may or may not be worth it.

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    I hope you don’t get it OP. You are not even a PR and as such you have no rights to claim anything from here.

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    1. From application to live in the house will take 6-8 years if everything goes smooth
    2. No bank will lend you money for building village house
    3. Costs from 1.5M


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    if you're on Second Generation (of HK PR holder) Visa Scheme, you must be on or under 22 years, unfortunely, as you was born outside hk and after 1st july 1997, you cannot apply to build a rural house even if you're an offspring of indigenous hk person, prior 97, even if not born in HK, offsprings of hk id holders were allowed hk id cards and thus deemed pernament resident of HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Master
    1. From application to live in the house will take 6-8 years if everything goes smooth
    2. No bank will lend you money for building village house
    3. Costs from 1.5M
    1st one, depends how close your village to town, how many people occupy within the same village, generally, closer to urban/town areas are more densely populated, therefore planning permission takes longer, it could be as long 10 years for these densely populated villages, but around 6 years for more remote villages as less villages will object planning permission as well it's less complex as the drainage and water as well as electricity planning is simplier within less densely more remote villages.

    2nd, factually inaccurate, some minor banks will lend to build rural houses as long you have a job within hk, you even have smaller dedicated finance companies which specialise in rural house , but the interest tends to be higher.

    3rd. 1.5mil was 10 years ago, expect prices around 1.8mil min but that really basic and crap quality materials, spend more for better building material
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