A leading pro-government legislator denied intentionally breaking the law after media reports said he had built illegal structures and occupied public land at his home. Chan Kam-lam, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said officials 'tacitly agreed' to his actions. But the Lands Department said that it had asked a contractor who works for the lawmaker to remove furniture and various other household items from the government land. A spokeswoman said the Buildings Department was following up on a complaint about an allegedly illegal glasshouse on the roof of Chan's house in the hilltop village of Sha Tin Au. The house was also reported to have an illegal flowerbed in front of its entrance. The Kowloon East legislator said the structures were part of an 'agreed norm'. 'The structures were there when I first moved in 20 years ago,' he said. 'The rooftops of all village houses get hot so a glasshouse was built to cool it down. The government knows about this.' At first saying he would 'explain to the government the special lifestyle and rules in villages', he later said he would only take action when requested by the government. The department spokeswoman said the Sha Tin Lands District Office had earlier posted a warning notice at the site trying to stop the contractor from occupying the government site, but it was ignored. Chan said the government was fully informed of his actions to place the items on its land. 'I have told the Lands Department via phone that I will clear it once the renovation work on my home is done, and they agreed.' It was the second such case to come to light involving a DAB member this month. Last week Heung Yee Kuk vice-chairman Cheung Hok-ming admitted he and his son had built illegal structures, including a glasshouse and fish pond, at their village houses.