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APC / ATC
CPD-HKIS
CPD by Others
 
Code : 2015160
Event Name : A surveyor’s concern on Adverse Possession in Hong Kong
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Dr Conrad Tang
Associate Professor, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Conrad Tang is specialized on research and teaching on cadastre and boundary survey, and consultancy on land boundary disputes since early 1990s. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, PolyU.
Event Date : 02/12/2015
Event Time : 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : LSD
Organizer : LSD
Closing Date : 18/11/2015
Fee : HK$120 for member; HK$150 for non-member (HK$30 walk in surcharge for all pricings listed)
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The speaker offers a land surveyor’s observation on the recommendations of the Adverse Possession Sub-Committee of the Law Reform Commission. The Sub-Committee claims that adverse possession would offer a practical solution to some of the land title problems. Albeit a handy traditional practice, it is not an efficient solution as claimed. Case studies on the results of adverse possessions and the Sub-Committee’s argument will be discussed.

One of the major issues about the infringement of human rights, the Sub-committee has inevitably cited the decision of JA Pye v UK 2007. A re-visit to the case, and the British approach on the 10-year possession and 2-year notice period will be analyzed.

Upon citing court cases that require a land surveyor to give expert witness on evidence of adverse possession, it would be interested to see what would be accepted or rejected as occupation evidence. Various contributions of expert land surveyors’ work in court are highlighted.

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