Relevant Releases

  • Strengthened Squatter Control Measures

    As for surveyed squatter structures with unauthorised extensions, Lands D has been exercising discretion to allow the occupants to rectify irregularities. Having considered that the squatter control policy explicitly requires enforcement actions to be taken against unauthorised squatter structures and does not encourage unauthorised extension, LandsD issued a press release on 22.6.2016 to announce the strengthened squatter control measures with immediate effect. Specifically, if there is evidence showing that a new extension has been completed after that day, actions will be taken such as cancelling the squatter survey number instantly and demolishing the whole unauthorised structure on government land immediately upon detection without giving any opportunity to rectify, or taking lease enforcement actions against cases involving newly extended structures on private land as appropriate.