Hong Kong Housing Society Incorporation Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Cap 1059 - HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY INCORPORATION ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 1059 HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY INCORPORATION
ORDINANCE

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Long title 30/06/1997


To provide for the incorporation of the Hong Kong Housing Society.


[18 May 1951]

(Originally 17 of 1951)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Hong Kong Housing Society Incorporation Ordinance.

Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"constitution" (章程) means the constitution of the Hong Kong Housing Society approved from time to time by its

members of the time being.

Section: 3 Incorporation 44 of 2000 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 44 of 2000 s. 3


The Hong Kong Housing Society shall be a body corporate, hereinafter called the corporation, and in that name
shall have perpetual succession and shall and may sue and be sued in all courts in Hong Kong and may have and use a
common seal, and may from time to time break, change, alter and make anew the said seal as to the corporation may
deem fit.

(Amended 44 of 2000 s. 3)

Section: 4 Powers of corporation 44 of 2000 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 44 of 2000 s. 3


The corporation shall have full power-
(a) to acquire, by purchase, lease, exchange or otherwise, hold and enjoy land, buildings, messuages and

tenements of what nature or kind soever in Hong Kong; (Amended 44 of 2000 s. 3)
(b) to acquire, by purchase or otherwise, vessels, goods and chattels of what nature or kind soever;
(c) to invest moneys on deposit in any bank in Hong Kong or in any government bonds or on mortgage of

any land, buildings, messuages or tenements in Hong Kong, or in or on debenture, debenture-stocks,
stocks, funds, shares or securities of any corporation or company carrying on business in Hong Kong;
(Amended 44 of 2000 s. 3)

(d) to grant, sell, convey, assign, surrender, yield up, mortgage, demise, let, reassign, transfer or otherwise
dispose of, any land, or buildings, messuages, tenements, mortgages, debentures, debenture-stock,
funds, securities, vessels, goods and chattels for the time being vested in the Society, upon such terms
as the Society may deem fit;

(e) to erect any buildings, messuages or tenements and effect any improvement thereto;
(f) to borrow money upon such terms as the Society shall think fit, and to raise money by public or private

subscription;
(g) to enter into any agreement and engage any contractor or other agent; and
(h) generally to do such other things as may appear to be incidental or conducive to the aims and objects



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of the corporation as provided by its constitution, or the purposes aforesaid or any of them.

Section: 5 Members 30/06/1997


The corporation shall consist of such members as may be provided by its constitution.

Section: 6 Existing constitution to become constitution of corporation 30/06/1997


The existing constitution of the unincorporated Hong Kong Housing Society shall be the constitution of the
corporation, but the same may be changed or amended by the corporation at any time and from time to time in
accordance with the provisions of the constitution for the time being in force.

Section: 7 Filing of constitution and names of executive members 30/06/1997


A copy of the constitution of the corporation and of any amendment thereto, and a list of the names and
addresses of the members of the executive committee of the corporation and of any amendment thereto, certified in
each case as correct by the chairman of the executive committee or by the Executive Director of the corporation, shall
be forwarded to the Registrar of Companies for registration.

(Amended 79 of 1979 s. 2)

Section: 8 Registration fee 30/06/1997


The corporation shall pay such fee for registering any document with any public registry as may be payable
under any enactment relating thereto.

Section: 9 Inspection and search fee 30/06/1997


Any person may inspect any of the documents registered by the corporation in pursuance of section 7, upon
payment of such fee as may be payable under any enactment relating thereto.

Section: 10 Sealing of deeds 30/06/1997


All deeds, documents and other instruments requiring the seal of the corporation shall be signed by the chairman
of the executive committee and the Executive Director of the corporation or by such other person or persons as the
executive committee shall from time to time appoint and such signing shall be taken as sufficient evidence of the due
sealing of such deeds, documents and other instruments.

(Amended 79 of 1979 s. 2)

Section: 11 Saving 44 of 2000 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 44 of 2000 s. 3


Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect or be deemed to affect the rights of the Central Authorities or the
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Basic Law and other laws, or the rights of
any body politic or corporate or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those
claiming by, from or under them.

(Amended 44 of 2000 s. 3)

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