Buildings Department (BD)
The BD serves statutory notices on the owners of the target buildings requiring them to carry out the prescribed inspection and repair works of their windows within specified time frame.
This includes the windows for individual private premises and common area of the building concerned.
Building Owners served with a statutory notice
The building owners must appoint an Registered Inspector (RI) to carry out the prescribed inspection within the specified time frame.Search for Registered Inspector Online
- The Registered Inspector must carry out the prescribed inspection personally within the specified time frame, unless exempted by the relevant provisions of the subsidiary legislation, to ascertain whether the building has been rendered dangerous or is liable to become dangerous.
When the RI considers that a Prescribed Repair is required, the owners concerned:
- must appoint a Registered General Building Contractor (RGBC) or a Registered Minor Works Contractor (RMWC) to carry out the prescribed repair under the supervision of an RI within the specified time frame.
- may appoint the same RI who has carried out the prescribed inspection, or appoint another RI for supervision of the prescribed repair.
Upon completion of the prescribed inspection and prescribed repair, the appointed RI must submit the following documents to BD for record and audit check:
- An inspection report
- A completion report
- A certificate in the specified form