Residents of a Kowloon City cottage area have vowed to fight on when the Government moves in to demolish their homes on Friday. More than 200 households in Pui Man Chuen, Tung Tau, where cottages were built on government land, are being cleared for redevelopment. The occupants built the properties in the 1950s, when there were about 16 cottage areas used to relieve the pressure on housing from the influx of mainlanders. The villagers pay a permit fee, known as 'land tax' in the '50s, ranging from $200 to $500 every three months to live on government land. The fee was rated according to the area of land the cottage was built on. At present, about 3,000 people in 700 households live in four cottage areas including three villages in Lai Chi Kok, Mount Davis and So Kon Po. A joint effort was made by the four to seek compensation from the Government, with the dwellers suggesting each household receive $700 per square foot. Five families lost a court case seeking $100 million for all the households. The Government has offered the Pui Man Chuen villagers about $3,000 per head as a removal fee, with a maximum per household of $10,000. Ng Wing-sze, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years, said: 'I will not move out unless they give us reasonable compensation.' Miss Ng, who grew up in the village with her family, bought her present home for $300,000. She criticised the Housing Department for not having a settlement plan. 'We bought the house, we renovated the place and refurbished the village, but now they are not even prepared to give us any cash compensation. This is totally unreasonable,' she said. The land will be used for 2,000 flats in the Home Ownership Scheme. A Housing Authority spokeswoman said residents would have priority in the scheme and could apply for a mortgage subsidy.