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 December 25, 2006 in respect of properties subject to the Government Leases Ordinance (Chapter 40).

     To avoid the possible inconvenience of queueing, members of the public 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 (please visit the 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 PO 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 enquiries hotline at 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 payments are up to date.

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

Ends/Friday, December 8, 2006
Issued at HKT 15:01