Great example of the uneven enforcement going on, the bookshop in question of course happens to have been a yellow store:
Suddenly newspapers seem to give a shit ...
https://www.hk01.com/article/941133So Kwun Wat, Tuen Mun, luxury housing estate Poon Lung Peninsula, there are also a number of independent houses on the waterfront, suspected of encroachment on the hillside official land and unauthorised garden, some independent houses even encroachment on the entire hillside, unauthorised construction of a three-storey basement downwards, the structure directly to the beach, and even the construction of a private jetty.
https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...8-20230925.htmThe Lands Department and the Buildings Department on Monday said they have identified unauthorised structures at another luxury home at the Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam, bringing the total number of problematic houses so far to 71.
Speaking to reporters after inspecting the luxury home, the inspectors said they will issue a removal order to the homeowner.
The officials added that they have received permission from another six homeowners to enter their buildings – after the inspectors tried, but failed, to enter 10 homes there last week.
Few more caught up ..
(Translated by DeepL)There are many celebrities living in the Redhill Peninsula, and our investigation found that apart from the Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), Mr Cha Ngai-chiu, the niece of the former Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee-hwa, Mr Kam Cheong-ling and her husband, Mr Yiu Yun-yan, as well as the fourth-generation descendants of the Li Kam Kee Group, Mr Li Wai-man and Mr Li Wai-hung, have been found to have unauthorised building works (UBWs) and occupying government land.
In reply to our enquiry, the Buildings Department (BD) and the Lands Department (LandsD) confirmed that the properties of Lee Wai-man and Cha Ngai-chiu involved UBWs and illegal occupation of government land, while those of Lee Wai-hung and Yiu Wan-yan involved UBWs, and that removal orders and notices would be issued and "imposing an encumbrance" on each of the above properties.
I am sure there are so many examples of this in HK. The precedent relating to the potential punishment has been zero with effect to anyone considering these structures.
well that's the sort of science they understand, property development haha.....Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), Mr Cha Ngai-chiu ......