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4. What happens if unauthorized building works are identified during a mandatory building inspection?

Under the MBIS, RIs have to report to the BD any unauthorised building works (UBWs) identified in their inspection in the common parts of the building, on the exterior other than the common parts of the building (such as external wall, roof or podium, yard or slope adjoining the building) or on the street on which the building fronts or abuts.

The BD deals with such UBWs in accordance with the prevailing enforcement policy. It takes priority enforcement action against UBWs that constitute an obvious hazard or imminent danger to people and/or property, UBWs that are newly constructed, and other UBWs which are actionable items under the enforcement policy, requiring owners to demolish them.

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