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Demand notes for Government rent issued

    The Lands Department has issued demand notes for Government rent in excess of $100 per annum for the half year ending June 24, 2006, in respect of properties subject to the Government Leases Ordinance (Chapter 40).

     To avoid the possible inconvenience of queuing, people are urged to settle Government rent through various electronic means such as Autopay, Bank Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Payment by Phone Service (PPS), bill payment services provided by banks and PPS on the internet (Treasury's website: or at any "ESD Kiosks".

     Payment may also be made by e-Pay Station Bill Payment Service or by sending a crossed cheque to P0 Box No. 28000, Gloucester Road Post Office, Hong Kong, or in person at any post offices except mobile post offices.  For locations of post offices and their opening hours, please call Hongkong Post's enquiry hotline on 2921 2222 or visit Hongkong Post's website:

     Government rent payers who have not received their demand notes should enquire at the Government Rent and Premium Enquiries Unit of the Lands Department at 1/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Tel: 2231 3033).

     Purchasers of properties are strongly advised to instruct their solicitors to ensure that at the time of purchase the Government rent had been paid to date.

     For enquiries on outstanding accounts in respect of the above-mentioned Government rent, please call "Government Rent and Premium Enquiries Hotline" on 2231 3033 and press 3, 3, 1.  If a written confirmation of accounts position is needed, an enquiry fee is payable for each enquiry per property.

Ends/Thursday, June 1, 2006
Issued at HKT 16:00