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Sunday, October 21 2018 0:15:29

Introduction
APC / ATC
CPD-HKIS
CPD by Others
 
Code : 2018100
Event Name : New Grant Lots
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Leung Shou Chun, MBE, FHKIS, FRICS, ALS & RPS(LS).

Mr. Leung has been working in the land surveying industry for 60 years out of which 50 years in a professional capacity. He joined Government in 1956 as a technician and retired in 1996 as the Principal Government Land Surveyor (now re-titled as the Deputy Director / Mapping and Surveying). Since then, he established his own Land Surveying Consultant Firm and started his private practice for the last 20 years. He has been the President of the former Hong Kong Institute of Land Surveyors (subsequently amalgamated with the HKIS), the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the President of the Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology, an Adjunct Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chairman of the Alliance of Authorized Land Surveyors. Before his retirement from Government, he has been one of the primary force to introduce the Land Surveying Ordinance (Cap. 473) and to promote the Land Surveying & Geo-Informatic BSc Course of the HKPolyU. During the private practitioning part of his career, he devoted most of his effort on land boundary surveys and has personally handled hundreds of boundary dispute cases including tens of times to act as an expert witness in the Court. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Land Boundary Committee of HKIS. For many years, he has been a regular writer on land surveying and, particularly, land boundary matters in local newspapers. A collection of his articles is being compiled into a book and the scheduled publishing date is July this (2018) year. He has also published tens of articles in various international and local professional journals.

Further to his CPD lectures about Old Scheduled Lots last year, he would like to speak on this subject of New Grant Lots and share his view and experience with fellow surveyors as well as laymen.
Event Date : 23/05/2018
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Lecture Hall N003, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Division : LSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$150 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed)
Priority : LSD members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

A.  A REVIEW OF TWO TYPES OF BOUNDARY SURVEY.

 

1.  Occupation first then became recognized by registration. Old Scheduled Lots. Similar situation

     in U.S.A. at the time of exploring the west.

 

2.  Planned land plots first then granted to people. Different routing of grant and therefore

     different approach in survey

 

B.  THE PREDOMINATING FACTORS.

 

1.  In one case, the original ground features to dominate. In the other case, the designed alignment.

 

2.  The area to follow the boundary vs the area to dictate the boundary.

 

C.  THE NORMAL FORM OF A NEW GRANT.

 

1.  An overall planned area, the carving out of a piece of land with designed dimensions,

     by auctioning or by private treaty, the setting out and the lease survey with boundary stones

     erected (now discontinued).

 

2.  Grant conditions, in the old days and in recent period. Commitments imposed by the conditions.

 

D.  VARIATION FORMS OF NEW GRANT.

 

1.  Someone to apply, Government to consent, announcement of auctioning. Could be likened to the

     case of a created car number nowadays.

 

2.  Village re-site scheme. Grants committed in a collective pattern before construction.

     As-built houses might be off-sited but the grants were not rectified.

 

3.  In-situ surrender and regrant, though termed as a new grant, is effectively retaining

     the original boundary nature.

 

E.  PROBLEMS OF CERTAIN NEW GRANT LOTS, WITH EXAMPLES.

 

1.  Original grant not definitive enough.

 

2.  No verification, and therefore adjustment, of the as-constructed situation.

 

3.  Mis-interpretation of the original (and inadequate) grant plans.

 

F.  REVIEW AND CONCLUSION.

 

1.  Impact of the problems and suggestions of improvement.