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Lands officials find violations at Dover's houses

2020-05-26 HKT 21:43
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  • Rupert Dover had told reporters in early May that the licensee of the house gave him permission to live there. File photo: RTHK
    Rupert Dover had told reporters in early May that the licensee of the house gave him permission to live there. File photo: RTHK
The Lands Department said on Tuesday it’s found assistant police commissioner Rupert Dover to have occupied government land unlawfully in Sai Kung. Officials also found illegal structures in one of his houses.

Dover has been given warning letters and ordered to rectify the problems within a month.

Next Media earlier reported that the assistant commissioner had rented out one of the houses in Pik Shui Sun Tsuen as a bed and breakfast.

It also found illegal structures in another house, which is a licensed house that only the licensee, which was not Dover, can live in.

The Lands Department said the illegal structures are in the rooftop and the basement.

Officials said it has reason to believe that Dover has violated the land license with regards to the B&B, which is licensed as a squatter and can only be used as storage space.

It also found that government land in the area where he lives has been occupied without authorisation. The department said notices have been put up there, ordering the end of occupation.

Officials warned they would take further action if Dover doesn’t rectify the issue in a timely manner.

The Lands Department also said it has contacted the license holders seeking clarification of whether there was a transfer of license. It said appropriate follow-up action will be taken if there's any violation of regulations.