The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Hong Kong Branch) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors jointly with The Consumer Council advise the adoption of the following method of measurement of Saleable Area of premises when dealing with property matters in Hong Kong.
This shall mean the floor area exclusively allocated to the unit including balconies and verandahs but excluding common areas such as stairs, lift shafts, lobbies and communal toilets.
The Saleable Area shall be measured from:
It shall include the internal partitions and columns within the unit, but shall exclude the common parts outside the enclosing walls of such unit. If the enclosing wall abuts a common area, then the whole enclosing wall shall be included. If the unit abuts a light well or lift shaft, measurement shall be taken from the exterior of the enclosing walls facing the light well and/or lift.
Cocklofts, bay windows, yards, terraces, gardens, flat roofs, carports and the like should be measured as attachments/ additions and quoted separately with their respective areas.
Space under staircases, driveway, ramps and the like may not be measured to the same headroom as other floor areas accounted as saleable floor areas.
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
The Royal Institution of Chartered Survey(Hong Kong Branch)
The Consumer Council