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Hong Kong homeowner in Redhill illegal works case facing second charge

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Hong Kong illegal structures: luxury-house owner in Redhill Peninsula scandal facing second prosecution for ignored orders on another home

Authorities will prosecute owner of Villa Cornwall on 85 Castle Peak Road in Tuen Mun over unauthorised blocks and additional roof installationOrders against earlier case were issued six years ago, with owner fined in 2019 for non-complianceHong Kong housingJess Ma,Edith LinandAmbrose LiPublished: 7:00am, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

The owner of a luxury house in Hong Kong whose property is among others embroiled in an illegal structures scandal is facing a second prosecution by building authorities for ignoring orders issued six years ago over similar breaches at another home.

The Buildings Department revealed on Monday it would take legal action for a second time against the owner of Villa Cornwall on 85 Castle Peak Road in Tuen Mun, over unauthorised works spanning 4,843 sq ft, comprising two three-storey blocks, a two-floor structure and an additional roof installation.

A department spokesman said the owner was fined HK$24,900 (US$3,200) in August 2019, after removal orders issued in November 2017 for the illegal structures were ignored.

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“As the relevant owner has yet to carry out the order, the Buildings Department has commenced prosecution proceedings for the second time,” the spokesman said.

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