Additional service counters opened to accomodate applicants
These certificates acts as prerequisite for home buyers who are planning to apply for housing loans and registering ownership changes with housing management authorities. The new requirement took effect after new rules were made limiting the number of properties a family can buy. The new rules states a family holding Shenzhen hukou can purchase two homes, and families without hukou can only purchase one home. Potential buyers are then required to get property certificates ensuring they meet the proper purchase conditions.
These additional service counters were open when more than a thousand people line up to apply at the housing information center. Certificates can be obtained by visiting any of the property registration centers located around the city.