Flat-owner refused entry

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 March, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 March, 1995, 12:00am

MY mother-in-law recently purchased a flat from the Land Development Corporation (LDC), located in High Street, Western.

On March 7, I and my mother-in-law wanted to move our furniture and other belongings into the flat, but LDC staff refused us access to the apartment block. This was despite repeated requests.

They said the whole building had been cordoned off, in order to facilitate sale of flats. Worse still, they would not tell us when we would be able to move into the flat. Consequently, we were forced to send away the delivery truck and the workers who had been hired to help move our stuff into our flat.

I would like to make two important points. One, we had been allowed in before to decorate the flat and had been given no indication that we would be refused entry. Secondly, the flat was paid for in full.

What right has the LDC to behave in such an overbearing way and to infringe the rights of other people? Under what ordinances or laws does it have the authority to refuse people entry to their own flat? KUNG CHEUNG-WAI Sha Tin