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Land and Building Advisory Committee briefed on Public Consultation on Mandatory Building Inspection

At the meeting today (June 29), the Land and Building Advisory Committee (LBAC) was briefed on the results of the Public Consultation on Mandatory Building Inspection and the Government's plan to put in place the proposed Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and the proposed Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme by way of legislation.

Members noted the report on the Public Consultation on Mandatory Building Inspection published by the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau in May 2007. The results of the 2-stage public consultation, which were conducted in early 2004 and late 2005 respectively, have confirmed the community consensus that building owners should be responsible for keeping their buildings in good repair, including shouldering the related costs.

Members generally supported the proposed introduction of a Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and a Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme as a practicable and effective long-term solution to address the problem of building neglect, and provided their further comments on the implementation details and the support measures.

Based on the feedback received, the Government will further develop and refine the implementation details for the mandatory schemes and work on the preparation of the relevant legislation.

Ends/Friday, June 29, 2007
Issued at HKT 19:18

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