Maintenance and safety of property
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II. Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme

In order to ensure that building owners take full and continuous responsibility for building maintenance and safety, the Government amended the Buildings Ordinance (Cap. 123 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and enacted the Building (Inspection and Repair) Regulation (Cap. 123P of the Laws of Hong Kong) to introduce a Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) and a Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS), both of which took effect on 30th June 2012.

  1. What are the MBIS and MWIS?
  2. Which buildings have to carry out the MBIS and/or the MWIS?
  3. What are the procedures under the MBIS and MWIS?
  4. What happens if unauthorized building works are identified during a mandatory building inspection?
  5. What does the Government do if the statutory notice is not complied with?
  6. Assistance
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