A long-running dispute over a water leak took a new turn yesterday when a former director of the Buildings Department won his appeal against a conviction and fine for failing to stop seepage from his flat into the flat below.Saturday, 17 March, 2012, 12:00am
A former director of the Buildings Department appealed yesterday against a HK$1,750 fine for failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from his flat.
Choi Yu-leuk, 71, was convicted in Kowloon City Court last April after a long-running dispute with a downstairs neighbour.18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
A former director of the Buildings Department has been fined HK$1,750 for failing to comply with an order to stop water seeping from a toilet in his flat.
Choi Yu-leuk, 71, was convicted in Kowloon City Magistracy yesterday after a dispute with a neighbour that has gone on for years.27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Dr Choi Yu-leuk, the Director of Buildings embroiled in a conflict of interest row, moved to defend his reputation yesterday on his retirement from the civil service.26 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
The Government's buildings chief is to make a low-key departure today, his scheduled retirement day, after he was found to have acted inappropriately by asking his staff to survey a block of flats he intended to move into.
A press briefing Director of Buildings Choi Yu-leuk was due to hold today, the last day of his 39-year career, was called off last night.25 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
NEW regulations would provide owners with guidelines for maintaining and repairing buildings, the Director of Buildings said yesterday.
Dr Choi Yu-leuk said surveyors would examine buildings according to the guidelines and owners would be able to find out how to check and repair their properties.22 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
A shortage of inspectors is to blame for the failure to control unauthorised extensions and illegal rooftop huts, according to the Buildings Department.
The number of complaints rose by more than 70 per cent from 7,596 in 1994 to 13,163 last year; but, for the same period, the number of block improvements had dropped from 96 to 70.16 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
A $500 million loan scheme for landlords to repair buildings was launched yesterday.
It will help prepare for the re-introduction of a shelved compulsory inspection plan.
The Buildings Department expects the loan fund to attract 3,000 flat or building owners in the first two years, with owners borrowing an average of $40,000.4 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
Building safety will continue as the central tenet of the Buildings Department work but it will be supported by more public education backed up by scientific analysis, says Choi Yu-leuk, Director of Buildings.
The department marks its fifth anniversary today.
Mr Choi said the aim was to build on what had been achieved since the department was set up.1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
NEEDY landlords may be given loans by the Government to pay for building inspections, Director of Buildings Dr Choi Yu-leuk said yesterday.
But Dr Choi ruled out subsidising the inspections.
A consultation paper was issued last week on the Building Safety Inspection Scheme, which requires mandatory checks on private buildings that are more than 20 years old.31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am
MASSIVE reclamations in Hong Kong harbour will have only minor effects on vessel navigation, government engineers said yesterday.
Results of hydraulic studies at the Civil Engineering Department's Harbour Hydraulic Laboratory near Tuen Mun indicate tidal flows will change little due to the effects of the shrinking harbour.29 Mar 1995 - 12:00am