Illegal rooftop structures on a building in Sham Shui Po. Illegal structures are common in Hong Kong given the high cost of land. Photo: David Wong

Home improvements should not be illegal in Hong Kong – renovate the rules on illegal structures instead

Philip Yeung says illegal structures in Hong Kong are common, given the high cost of land. It’s time to review the regulations on home improvements and restrict only renovations that endanger public safety or encroach on public land

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Illegal rooftop structures on a building in Sham Shui Po. Illegal structures are common in Hong Kong given the high cost of land. Photo: David Wong
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