Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook - Fourth Edition
Author(s): Andrew Mak
Publication Date: 7 April 2017
The Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook is published to reflect the changes made under the Buildings (Amendment) Ordinance 2011.
The Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook is published to reflect the changes made under the Buildings (Amendment) Ordinance 2011 and Buildings Legislation (Amendment) Ordinance 2012.
This handbook makes available in a convenient form the full text of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123) together with section-by-section annotations. The annotations include amendment notes, carefully researched case authorities, expert commentary and other authoritative material presented in a concise and succinct style. In addition, cross-references are made to subsidiary legislation and to tables and forms where necessary.
Changes since the last edition:
- Matters relating to the issue of warrants authorising entry into premises or upon land.
- Registered inspectors required to notify the Building Authority of certain unauthorised building works.
- Surcharges on costs recoverable by the Building Authority under the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123).
- Application of sections 39B and 39C have been extended.
- A new inspectors’ register under the Building Ordinance has been established.
- Sections 30A –30F of the Buildings Ordinance have been enacted.
- The Building (Inspection and Repair) Regulation (Cap 123P) has been introduced.
- The Building (Construction) Regulations (Cap 123B) was amended to accommodate the laws made under the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Ordinance (Cap 613).
- The Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines) Regulation (Cap 123I) was amended in 2015 under LN 191 of 2015.
These amendments are incorporated in this edition so that it will serve as the most up-to-date reference guide for practitioners, legal advisers, students, and anyone interested in the laws governing the planning, design and construction of buildings and associated works in Hong Kong.