Aliens (Rights Of Property) Ordinance


Published: 1997-07-01

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Cap 185 - ALIENS (RIGHTS OF PROPERTY) ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 185 ALIENS (RIGHTS OF PROPERTY) ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 61 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 61 of 1999 s. 3

To remove doubts regarding the right of aliens to hold and transfer property within Hong Kong.

(Amended 61 of 1999 s. 3)


[17 November 1853]

(Originally 2 of 1853 (Cap 185 1950))

Preamble (Repealed 61 of 1999 s. 3) 61 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 61 of 1999 s. 3

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Aliens (Rights of Property) Ordinance.
(Amended 5 of 1924 s. 6)


Section: 2 Right of alien to hold and transfer immovable property 61 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 61 of 1999 s. 3


It shall be lawful for any alien, and he is hereby declared entitled, by grant, conveyance, lease, assignment, or
bequest or otherwise, to take, acquire, hold, and possess any lands or other immovable property situate in Hong Kong
and the said lands or other property as aforesaid to sell, transfer, assign, or bequeath to any other person as fully and
effectually to all intents and purposes, and with the same rights, remedies, exemptions, and privileges, as if he were a
Chinese citizen residing in Hong Kong.

(Amended 51 of 1911; 8 of 1912 s. 8; 80 of 1982 s. 2; 61 of 1999 s. 3)

Section: 3 Validation of grants, etc. by aliens 61 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 61 of 1999 s. 3


Every such grant, conveyance, lease, assignment, bequest, sale, transfer, or other act heretofore made or done by
or with any such alien shall be deemed in law as valid and effectual as if it had been made or done by or with any
Chinese citizen.

(Amended 80 of 1982 s. 2; 61 of 1999 s. 3)

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