Property developer fined for illegally demolishing private house

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-30
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) The New Taipei city government decided Monday to issue a NT$90,000 (US$2,757) fine to a property development company after the company illegally tore down a private house in the city’s Sanchong district the previous day without the owner’s knowledge.

The city government said it will not allow the company to start work on a development project in the area before public safety can be ensured and did not rule out revoking the developer’s business license if the deadline for starting work expires.

Meanwhile, it added that it will reject property projects submitted by the company for review and will consider putting the company on a blacklist, which would prohibit it from bidding on the city government’s urban renewal projects.

The company launched a property renovation project covering an area of 150 pings (about 495 square meters) in Sanchong, where 13 residential units were situated, with the owners of 11 units agreeing to the renovation, while the other two rejected the rebuilding plan due to the unacceptable low level of compensation for demolishing their houses, including the owner of the demolished building, surnamed Lin.     [FULL  STORY]

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