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5. What does the Government do if the statutory notice is not complied with?

The Government may prosecute the owners/OC who do not comply with a statutory notice for mandatory building inspection or mandatory window inspection.

 

The BD may also arrange for the required inspection and repair works to be carried out by a consultant and contractor, respectively, of its choice and then recover the cost of inspection and repair works, as well as a supervision charge, from the owners/OC, together with a surcharge not exceeding 20% of the cost.

 

MBIS

 

Any owners/OC who do not comply with a statutory notice for mandatory building inspection without any reasonable excuse may be prosecuted and are liable upon conviction to a fine of HK$50,000 and imprisonment for one year.

 

MWIS

 

Any owners/OC who do not comply with a statutory notice for mandatory window inspection without any reasonable excuse may be served with a penalty notice for a fixed fine of HK$1,500.

 

Repeated offenders may be prosecuted and are liable upon conviction to a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for three months.

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