What are the consequences of failing to comply with statutory notices for Mandatory Window Inspection?Buildings Department
A registered owner or the Owners' Corporation (OC) of a building is liable to a fine or prosecution:
|Failing to comply with a statutory notice for Mandatory Window Inspection||a. Fixed penalty of $1,500; |
b. Repeated offenders may be prosecuted and are liable on conviction to a fine of HK$25,000 and to imprisonment for 3 months; and to a fine of HK$2,000 for each day during which it is proved to the satisfaction of the court that the offence has continued
|Refusing to contribute to the cost of inspection, investigation, works or other action in relation to the common parts of the building||A fine of $25,000|
|Without reasonable excuse, obstructing or refusing to allow a person appointed or engaged by the OC to access to any premises to carry out the required inspection or repair works||A fine of HK$10,000 and imprisonment for 6 months|
Meanwhile, the Buildings Department may take the initiative to arrange for its consultants and contractors to carry out the required inspection and repair works. Such costs, together with a supervision charge and a surcharge not exceeding 20% of the costs, will be recovered from the owners or OC afterwards.