《 Landlord And Tenant (Consolidation) Ordiance 》 Version Date 30/06/1997

To consolidate Ordinances relating to landlord and tenant, protection and determination of tenancies, and control and recovery of rent. [23 May 1947] (Originally 25 of 1947 (Cap 255, 1964); 1 of 1883 (Cap 7, 1964); 27 of 1897 (Cap 17, 1969); 8 of 1952 (Cap 276, 1964); 14 of 1962 (Cap 335, 1964); 56 of 1970 (Cap 338, 1970))

Info link : BLIS -- Landlord And Tenant (Consolidation) Ordiance

The Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2004

The Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2004 which removes the security of tenure provisions for domestic tenancies and the statutory minimum notice requirement for terminating non-domestic tenancies takes effect on July 9.

Prior to the commencement of the Ordinance, if a tenant sought to renew a domestic tenancy and was willing to pay the prevailing market rent, the landlord would have to agree to the tenancy renewal. Only on certain statutory grounds, such as self-occupation, could the landlord refuse to renew the tenancy.

With the removal of the security of tenure regime, a fixed term tenancy entered into after the Ordinance takes effect will end upon expiry while a periodic tenancy can be terminated by a notice to quit served by either party in accordance with the common law.

  --  Explanatory Information (pdf)

  --  Press Release

  --  Gazette (pdf)

The Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2004 -- Summary Guide (pdf)

Source : The Rating and Valuation Department