Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook 4th ed

Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook 4th ed
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Butterworths Hong Kong Building Law Handbook 4th edition by Andrew Mak


This new edition reproduces the text of the Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123) as well as subsidiary legislation, as currently in force. It provides details on amendments and repeals, via key cases and section-by-section annotations to the Ordinance. All annotations are fully cross referenced with comprehensive tables of cases and legislation.

The annotations cover:

・ Enactment history

・ UK references

・ Interpretation of key terms

・ Relevant case law

This series has been cited with authority in over one hundred court cases in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.


New changes to last edition

・ Matters relating to the issue of warrants authorizing entry into premises or upon land.

・Registered inspectors required to notify the Building Authority of certain unauthorized 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) Regulations (Cap 123I)

was amended in 2015 under LN 191 of 2015.