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    as far as i know, my partners have contacted the buildings dept.

    i wasn't at work when they contacted the police.

    the problem we are encountering is this:
    (1) we are on the podium above a shopping centre, our landlord is the shopping centre, but we are located directly under the residential buildings
    (2) shopping centre management pass the ball to the residential building's incorporated owners, saying, it has nothing to do with the shopping centre
    (2) incorporated owners pass it off to individual landlords saying it is up to them
    (3) individual landlords say they can't do anything without the buildings incorporated owners....

    so, nothing gets done and we still have cement falling onto our playground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang
    as far as i know, my partners have contacted the buildings dept.

    i wasn't at work when they contacted the police.

    the problem we are encountering is this:
    (1) we are on the podium above a shopping centre, our landlord is the shopping centre, but we are located directly under the residential buildings
    (2) shopping centre management pass the ball to the residential building's incorporated owners, saying, it has nothing to do with the shopping centre
    (2) incorporated owners pass it off to individual landlords saying it is up to them
    (3) individual landlords say they can't do anything without the buildings incorporated owners....

    so, nothing gets done and we still have cement falling onto our playground.
    The usual 'not my responsibility' crap.
    Sounds like its time to call in the media.
    At least it might get someone's attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerSun
    The usual 'not my responsibility' crap.
    Sounds like its time to call in the media.
    At least it might get someone's attention.
    This is Hong Kong.

    Buildings fall apart all the time. People die falling out of windows when they lean on them.

    I doubt the media are going to be interested in a random crumbly building where - thankfully - nobody has been injured yet. They could probably find a hundred similar examples in a day.
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    >> (2) incorporated owners pass it off to individual landlords saying it is up to them

    If something were to happen due to negligence, the incorporated owners would be the ones who would have to accept liability.

    If you feel at some point, no one is responding appropriately, go to www.directory.gov.hk and email the senior most govt official responsible for the department.

    In this case it would be http://tel.directory.gov.hk/0259000032_ENG.html and politely ask them for guidance on how to approach the matter. You'll be surprised how responsive govt departments can be when you go top down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang
    as far as i know, my partners have contacted the buildings dept.

    i wasn't at work when they contacted the police.

    the problem we are encountering is this:
    (1) we are on the podium above a shopping centre, our landlord is the shopping centre, but we are located directly under the residential buildings
    (2) shopping centre management pass the ball to the residential building's incorporated owners, saying, it has nothing to do with the shopping centre
    (2) incorporated owners pass it off to individual landlords saying it is up to them
    (3) individual landlords say they can't do anything without the buildings incorporated owners....

    so, nothing gets done and we still have cement falling onto our playground.
    Call Long Hair and his friends. They wi llmake sure this is addressed.
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    sorry, can't stand longhair. i had a run in with him just before hubby and i got married. he was saying horribly racist things to us because we are a mixed couple. he was actually thrown out of the pub we were in because of it.


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    He his thrown out of everywhere all the time, so this is not new


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    The SCMP did an article on the Larvotto windows falling today:

    http://www.scmp.com/topics/larvotto

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    I think an apology from the sceptics in this thread is in order.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using GeoClicks Mobile


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago
    I think an apology from the sceptics in this thread is in order.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using GeoClicks Mobile
    Unlikely
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