I've just signed a lease on an appartment which has a kitchen and bathroom built onto the terrace.
When I moved in today I found a notice from the Building Department saying that they are illegal structures. Its a warning notice under section 24C(1), not actually an order to remove it, but if the landlord doesn't the fact will be noted on the land register.
I spoke with the Landlord today and she says its fine and that as the structure isn't dangerous they will just note it on the register and won't make her remove it. She also says they have been there since the building was built - unlikey, I looked at the records online just now and the first notice from the Building's Department was in 2004.
I'll phone the Building Department after CNY, but has anyone here had a similar experience? Can I safely live in the property? Is the Building Department likely to order its removal in the next year?
What is my situation regarding the 1 year break lease and the first months rent and deposit (which I already paid)?