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    3 AUG 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category  

    Land and Housing Policies

    Issue 

    • Subdivided flats

    News Content 

    • In the presence of police, Buildings Department officers broke into two subdivided flats in a 52-year-old, eight storey tenements on To Kwa Wan Road, Kowloon City.
    • Assistant Director of buildings Hui Siu-wai, said as they could not find the residents or the owners of the subdivided flats, therefore they had no choice but to exercise the power given by law.

    Questions

    • The stringent action has raised eyebrow as the public are concerned with the interference of private property rights.
    • The controversial action may be just a bluff. It may only have limited deterrence effect. The key thing is to increase public housing supply, providing enough public housing h for the needy.