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    small house village house costing

    Hi my father inherited a portion of land in Fanling along time ago it has a house and another two smaller flats, what would be the cost of building a new village house 700sf three floor village house (2100sf), there is room available to build around 20 houses at 2100sf with sufficient front and back gardens. Is there any limitations in building 20 or can you only knock down the old house and rebuild one. Could anyone with and experience provide details such as planning permission as the land is separated in three lots and there is about 25,000sf in total, is there demand for such village housing it about 15 minutes away from the train station.

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    it cost my neighbour aprox 1.6 M to build a brand new 3 storey village house last year.

    I would think there is high demand for village houses, since you have so much land, i reckon u can make a VERY GOOD Profit. Good Luck.

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    You may not be able to build what you think there is space for depending on the zoning of the land, the plot ratio and also the site coverage issues. Then there is maximum gross floor area restrictions. If there are any conflicts between the plan, depending on what they are you will likely either have to do a section 16 application or a section 12A application or both.

    Once you have planning approval to build the maximum you can get, then you may (probably) need to go through the lease modification process depending on what your lease says. If you have to go through this process you will have to pay the govt a price per square foot for the additional development you get from what your old lease says, which may be some serious dosh.

    Then you need general building plan approval, and after all of that you can start build your 20 houses hopefully... then there are more fun and games with construction, getting conditions discharged etc etc, but eventually you should make some money.

    you might possibly want to think about a joint venture with a development company.

    Sounds like an exciting opportunity you have to potentially make a lot of money!


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    It seem a great opportunity for my father, since there is already a house on the land 700sf two story, if we were to build one new small village house would it take long for planning permission as i read somewhere that it would take five year unsure on the rules as it most likely that my parent will want to keep the land and just rebuild the one house to live in out of respect to my grandfather

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    I think you should go in the the Planning Enquiry Counter in North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road. Think it is the 15th or 17th floor. The staff are very helpful there and will be able to look at the plan with you and tell you what restrictions there are on your property etc, if you just want to rebuild the existing one house it is likely no planning permission is needed and just general building plan approval from Buildings Department which your architect will organise. If you want to build an additional house it should also not be too big a deal, they will advise you on how big a deal. 20 houses is where things really can get big, but while you are there ask them what you would have to do to get that. It is impossible to say without knowing the site, the zoning etc etc. It is a free service and so it would be good to get you to know what your lands potential is.


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    thanks for the help, ill tell my father as he is going back to HK soon.


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    I know its like a year and a half down the line, but any progress? Curious as I going through a similar process, and wanted to hear of similar experiences!