Letters | Hong Kong faulty towers blunder at Pavilia Farm should be fully investigated
- Hong Kong authorities should review the developer’s decision to continue with flat sales after construction defects were detected, now that the two towers in question will be torn down
The Hong Kong government promised to enhance the transparency and fairness in the sales of first-hand uncompleted and completed residential properties when the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance came into effect in 2013. The public welcomed the legislation, as it formally gave consumers legal protection.
Property buyers do not have the financial resources to engage in lengthy and expensive legal fights against the big developers. They can only take whatever option the developers leave on the table when disputes arise.
This is the first time that towers at private residential buildings in Hong Kong have to be taken down and rebuilt for safety concerns, and there is no reason the case should be taken lightly.
Boris Chan, Chai Wan