THE 71-year-old Lui Su-lang urged the Government to let her celebrate Lunar New Year in her roof-top home by delaying demolition. Mrs Lui and some 40 owners of the roof-top buildings in Tsuen Wan received orders for demolition from the Lands and Buildings Department in April last year. She has been living there for 14 years. ''The order said I have to clear my home within one month, but I have been paying rates and property tax to the Government all these years. How come they kick me out all of a sudden?'' asked an outraged Mrs Lui. She added it would cost her more than $50,000 to demolish her home if she lost an appeal against the demolition order next week. ''I just hope that they will stop forcing me out in such a short time, I really don't know what to do.'' Mrs Lui and other owners said during the protest yesterday that they wanted to stay in their roof-top homes at least until the Lunar New Year was over. They also urged the Government to resettle them so that they would not become homeless. Under the Buildings Ordinance, Section 24, the Government issues an order for demolition to owners of buildings posing an imminent danger to life. Owners of the illegal building have to be responsible for its demolition or face a penalty of up to $50,000and one year in prison. The Buildings Ordinance Office's senior structural engineer, Robert Gartan, assured the residents that the order would not be enforced before the Lunar New Year since the appeal would take some time to process. Mr Gartan stressed that roof-top residents have to comply with the Buildings Ordinance to ensure public safety. ''Paying rates or tax for the property does not mean that these properties are legal and safe,'' he said.