Code : 2022031
Event Name : Control of Existing Buildings and Appeal Mechanism against the Building Authority’s Orders
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Anderson CB Chan
Past Chairman, Buildings Department Local Building Surveyors’ Association
Past Chairman, Planning Institute of Australia (HK Chapter)
Past Vice-Chairman, Dispute Resolution Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Past Committee Member, Joint Dispute Resolution Committee of HKIA & HKIS
Retired Senior Building Surveyor, Buildings Department
He has more than 30 years experience in Building Control. Anderson has also been invited to be speaker of seminar for different association like Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, University College of Estate Management, and part-time lecturer in City University, Polytechnic University, the Open University of HK, University of South Australia and Southern Cross University.
Event Date : 2022-08-23
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-08-15
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : BSD
Organizer : Building Surveying Division
Fee : HK$ 150 for members; HK$ 180 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The Buildings Ordinance and its subsidiary regulations provide for building safety requirements, offences and penalties. Statutory orders will be issued against the owners of the premises by the Building Authority (BA). The aggrieved persons may lodge appeal against the orders in Appeal Tribunal (Building). Prosecution of offenders is an integral part of BA’s enforcement responsibility. The seminar will focus on the control of existing buildings and the appeal mechanism in Hong Kong.

Seminar contents:-

1.       The objective of Buildings Ordinance

2.       The statutory definition of Buildings Works and Exempted Building Works

3.       Minor Works Control System

4.       What are the unauthorised building works

5.       Reasonable Excuse and Legitimate Expectation

6.       Reporting Scheme

7.       Noteworthy cases:

          - BD V Trueland Driving Range Ltd. (DCMP 2594/2018)

          - Profit Success Development Ltd case (2 HKC 506 (2013))

          - Airy Estates Ltd v BA (AT 862-2011 & 46-2013)

          - BA v AT(B) and ENM Holdings Ltd (FACV 15/2017)

          - 803 Funds Ltd v BD (HCAL 2215/2020)

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the web link in due course to the online event.

On-line registration is not applicable for non-HKIS members. To register, please complete the CPD registration form ( and return with payment to the HKIS Secretariat.

Please install the Zoom Application in advance at

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  • For PC and Mac, download and install the Zoom Client for Meetings.
Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : Please refer to the remarks