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【Failing to comply with removal orders will lead to prosecution】

Hey hey hey!  #Stay away from legal troubles!  Unauthorised building works (UBWs) contravene the laws and jeopardise the structural and fire safety of a building.  They should be removed!  The Buildings Department recently issued to an owner a removal order that involved the erection of an unauthorised flat roof structure and removal of the fire-resisting main entrance door of a flat.  The owner had been convicted twice and fined over $30,000 for failing to comply with the previous removal orders but still persisted in not complying.  BD therefore instigated prosecution for the third time.  The owner was convicted again and fined over $50,000!  Remember to handle the building problems without delay!

Build & Ding Reminders:

Any person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a removal order served on him under section 24(1) of the Buildings Ordinance shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of $200,000 and to imprisonment for 1 year; as well as a fine of $20,000 for each day that the offence has continued.

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