The Lands Department, which oversees the allocation of all government lands, manages about 5,600 short-term tenancy sites, covering more than 2,400 hectares. Photo: Bloomberg

Audit Commission slams Lands Department for failing to oversee short-term tenancies of government land in Hong Kong

  • Audit Commission says 82 per cent of plots had not changed hands after being allocated to tenants for more than seven years
  • Some 42 per cent had the same occupants for more than 20 years, while in one extreme case, a party was found to have leased a plot for 55 years
Topic |   Hongkong Land
The Lands Department, which oversees the allocation of all government lands, manages about 5,600 short-term tenancy sites, covering more than 2,400 hectares. Photo: Bloomberg
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