Does adding children's names to the deeds of a Hong Kong flat involve any duty or tax?

Does adding children's names to the deeds of a Hong Kong flat involve any duty or tax?

My husband and I have owned our flat here for more than 35 years. For succession planning, we would like to add the names of our two children (living and working abroad) to the title deeds of the property. Would this involve any duty or tax at any stage and, if so, would it be wise to do it in the current financial climate? We are about to start making our wills.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 12:48pm

HOS flat owners challenge dog ban

The ban on keeping dogs in Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats is being challenged in court after a private housing owner fought off efforts by his building management to remove his golden retriever.

15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Solicitors not dragging their feet over property law changes

Being responsible for managing the transition from deeds registration to a register of title to property in Hong Kong, I welcome the article, 'Home ownership rules need revamp' (August 29).

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

U-turn on land deeds bill

A controversial land deeds bill should be phased in over a 15-year period and not brought in overnight, it has been proposed.

The U-turn follows strong opposition from the legal sector to the initial proposal for a 'midnight conversion'.

2 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Simplified land deed bill could see owners caught out

Flat owners could become homeless overnight under a controversial bill that reverses the century-old practice of checking land deeds.

Lawyers warn a loophole in the Land Titles Bill means a flat owner might unknowingly lose his property rights.

3 May 1999 - 12:00am

Benefits of land registration system

I REFER to your readers' letters headlined, 'Puzzled by need for a Land Titles Bill' and 'Illogical' (South China Morning Post, May 30 and June 1, respectively).

6 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Law casts doubt on ownership

THOUSANDS of New Territories natives living overseas run the risk of losing their homes in Hong Kong under a new property law.

Legal experts are calling for a period of at least two years for these people to learn of the new law when it comes into force. The matter is expected to cause heated debate at a Law Society forum on Thursday.

27 Nov 1994 - 12:00am