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A simpler, faster and cheaper path to the implementation of construction investments

At 20th session, the Government determined the text of the draft Act Amending the Construction Act, which introduces solutions to streamline all levels of decision making in procedures for issuing building permits.

 

The introduction of these solutions will mean cheaper and simpler procedures, and will reduce administrative barriers that have been discovered in practice.   

 

The adoption of this Act will also lead to the release of investments, which is the basis for economic recovery in certain industries.

 

The Act specifically eliminates the requirement to officially establish project requirements – this decision is left to the project designer. The terms for issuing approvals are shorter and cannot be regulated otherwise than by by-laws. The Act removes the possibility of suspending the procedure for issuing building permits in cases where an approval has been issued after the expiry of the term. In order to accelerate the process, the Act determines the rules regarding the participation of secondary parties in the procedure for issuing building permits – a verbal hearing is no longer mandatory in all applications for building permits; the Act establishes the legal fiction of the delivery of invitations and decisions; if the investor concludes a contract with a landowner stipulating the right to build, then the secondary parties are considered to have agreed to the construction and the building permit is merely delivered to them.

   

 

The amendments enable the construction of self-sufficient buildings when energetically and environmentally more efficient solutions are used or when there is no site infrastructure. The establishment of a clearer definition of the concept of building maintenance facilitates the renovation of the energy supply system of buildings. The Act introduces the possibility that the investor may appoint as the responsible project manager, responsible auditing manager and responsible construction site manager such persons whom they trust provided that they satisfy the criteria for the participants in a construction. The Act introduces the rule that, for single homes constructed on the basis of a building permit, the permit of use is issued only at the express request of the investor.