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Overview of MBIS

Legislation & Enforcement

Buildings Ordinance & Allied Regulations

The Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS) and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme (MWIS) were introduced with the enactment of relevant amendments to the Buildings Ordinance through the Buildings (Amendment) Ordinance 2011 in June 2011 and the subsidiary legislation including the Building (Inspection and Repair) Regulation in December 2011.

Buildings Ordinance & Allied Regulations

The legislation empowers the Building Authority (BA) to issue statutory notices to owners as necessary requiring them to carry out prescribed inspections and prescribed repairs of their buildings and windows.

The legislation also provides for matters relating to the appointment, control and duties of Registered Inspectors (RIs) and Qualified Persons (QPs) as well as the procedural requirements for such inspections and repairs of the buildings and windows respectively.

Owners / Owners' Corporations

For details, please refer Liabilities & Responsibilities

Service Providers

For details, please refer to Duties & Liabilities

Reporting on breach of statutory requirements

If there are any irregularities which result in contravention of the BO or which are due to professional misconduct or negligence on the part of the above service providers, the latter may be subject to disciplinary and/or prosecution actions. The BD will handle all reports on breach of statutory requirements under the BO.

Any reports on professional misconduct should be directed to the professional institutes and/or professional registration boards to which the professionals belong.

For details of checklist on the key duties of RIs and the channel for reporting irregularities, please refer to Annex II of General Guidelines for MBIS and MWIS.