Legalisation of illegal parts of buildings

 

Legalisation of illegal parts of buildings

In  September of 2013  the declarations for legalisation of illegal parts of buildings will begin being submitted , according to the new legislation.  

The new legislation regards illegal buildings that were constructed  before  28.7.2011. The time of  their construction is proved by aero- photography, tax documents or documents from other public authorities.

According to the new legislation, there are two separate categories of the the illegal buildings according to the age of the building and three separate categories according to the type of illegality. 

As regards the time of construction: The illegal homes that were completed before 9.6.1975, are definitively excluded from demolition by the payment of a fee of € 500. The illegal constructions that were  erected from 10.06.1975 until 30.01.1983  are definitively excluded from the demolition  by payment of a fee  and the payment of 15% of the fine.

As regards the type of illegality : The small building illegalities (such as the construction of  a pergola, bbq, warehouse up to 15 sq.m.) are definitively excluded from demolition by the payment of a fee of € 500 

 (if there are  more than one on the same property, a separate fine is not paid). For the medium building illegalities (exceeded up to 40% of the legal building and coverage percentage and up to 20% of the  legal height) , the regular fee and fine are paid and  they are definitively excluded from demolition when they are regarded as  belonging to the identity of the building (provided and  if this proceeds). While for the large building illegalities a fee and a fine are paid  in exchange for  a "suspension" of 30 years and possibility of permanent exclusion from demolition through purchase of a building percentage rate. 

The fines are calculated according to the Law 4014/11. 

The regulation will be valid for one and a half year from its publication. If the application is submitted within the first six months, then the fine can be paid off within 8 years, if it is submitted within the second period of six months, then the fine can be paid within 7 years and the if it is submitted within the third period of  six months , then the fine can be paid within 6 years. The minimum monthly payment is € 50,00.