SHENZHEN will divide confiscated illegal buildings into two categories, namely buildings that illegally occupy State-owned land and buildings that haven't gone through the proper land expropriation and transfer formalities, according to the latest government gazette, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported Thursday.
According to the guidelines, owners of buildings that illegally occupy State-owned land or those who have not used State-owned land for the approved purposes shall be ordered by the city's land planning authority to return the land or rectify the land use, so the structures are in accordance with the law, the report said.
Regarding buildings that haven't gone through proper land expropriation and transfer formalities, the land planning department will confiscate the land in three ways, namely expropriation, transfer and overall planning, the Daily report said.
Meanwhile, the government will explore ways to deal with the confiscated buildings for use as talent housing and government-subsidized housing, urban renewal projects as well as industrial land.
In the process of confiscation and disposal, the district governments should take the lead and make overall plans for classified disposal according to the city's current land policies and policies related to industrial housing, talent housing and government-subsidized housing, according to the guidelines.
The city's urban planning, land and resources commission said the guidelines are intended to solve the land issues left over from the past and to fundamentally solve the problem of the enforcement and disposal of confiscated illegal structures.
The guidelines are also aimed at improving the procedures of land expropriation and transfer by various means and building a mechanism for sharing the value-added benefits of land development.
Shenzhen will strictly enforce the administrative penalty of confiscation in accordance with law, according to the guidelines. The municipal and district financial authorities are responsible for taking over the confiscated buildings, which will become State-owned property after the confiscation is completed.
The guidelines shall come into force on the day of their promulgation and will be valid for five years, according to the Daily report.