ExplainerHong Kong’s history of illegal building works: from unapproved home modifications at Redhill Peninsula to ‘underground palace’ in Kowloon, the Post unpacks latest and other cases
Authorities find illegal structures at two homes in high-end estate in Tai Tam following landslide triggered by rainstorm last weekCity has long history of illegal home modifications, which have also involved high-level politicians and government officialsHong Kong housingLars HamerPublished: 10:00am, 13 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Residents of a luxury private housing estate in Hong Kong’s Tai Tam are on a slippery slope after authorities found illegal structures in at least two homes following a landslide triggered by record rainfall last week.
The city has a long history of illegal modifications to private properties, which at times has also involved high-level politicians and government officials.
Here is what you need to know about the latest saga at Redhill Peninsula and how the city has dealt with unauthorised alterations in the past.
1. What unauthorised structures were found at Redhill Peninsula?
Authorities inspected the estate following a landslide in the area after the record-breaking rainstorm that triggered a black alert last Thursday and found illegal structures at two homes – No 70 and 72. Residents in the latter were evacuated as it was considered at risk due to unstable soil.