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Illegal structures found at second Hong Kong home after landslide strikes estate

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Illegal structures found at second Hong Kong luxury home, after landslide from rainstorm triggers evacuation of nearby house with unsafe additions

Authorities earlier discovered illegal structures at house No 72 at Redhill Peninsula following landslide after record rainfall, before finding additions at No 70Landlord of third property agrees to let Buildings Department officers inspect premises from Tuesday, after earlier denying them accessHong Kong housingWynna WongandNg Kang-chungPublished: 2:57pm, 11 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

A second Hong Kong luxury house was found to have illegal structures on Monday, after a landslide triggered by record rainfall last week prompted an evacuation of a nearby property with unapproved additions that posed a safety risk.

The Buildings Department in the evening said the landlord of a third property, house No 74, at Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam had agreed to let government officers enter the premises on Tuesday morning. The department earlier said it had planned to apply for a court warrant to inspect the house after the occupants denied the employees access for their investigation.

Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn Hon-ho on Sunday confirmed authorities had found illegal structures at house No 72 that unlawfully occupied government land.

The property was one of three residences, which included No 70 and 74, damaged by the landslide following record rainfall over Thursday night and Friday.

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