Urban Simplex - Part I


 Urban Simplex - Part I

Changes to construction works exempt from prior control.

The following changes came into force on January 1st:

The following are exempt from prior control:

  • Interior work without alterations to the structure, façade or roof;
  • Interior works with structural alterations, with a statement of responsibility for the alteration;
  • Reconstruction and extension works with an increase in the number of floors and floor area, provided that the height of the façade is maintained;
  • Coercive construction work;
  • Urban planning operations preceded by favorable prior information (under Article 14, numbers 2 and 3);
  • Demolition of illegal buildings;
  • Allotment operations in a detailed plan area with registration effects;
  • Replacement of 'opening materials', provided they have an 'identical exterior finish', in order to improve energy efficiency (the exceptions for protected properties are maintained);
  • Urban planning or subdivision operations promoted by local authorities, their associations, municipal and inter-municipal companies;

Urban planning or subdivision operations promoted by the state, public institutes, public real estate funds, universities, polytechnics and public companies, aimed at:

  • public facilities and public use;
  • port and airport infrastructures;
  • housing;
  • social facilities (residences for students, the elderly, temporary accommodation, crèches);
  • industrial and logistics parks;
  • facilities for safeguarding the state's cultural heritage and housing stock;
  • housing developed by housing cooperatives;
  • housing developed by a private entity as a result of a tendering procedure with the transfer of public land.

Global Lawyers has a multidisciplinary team ready to help and inform you in this time of emergency, both in terms of the legal and operational challenges facing us all as consumers or business entities.

Contact us by e-mail at geral@glawyers.eu or by telephone at 211300027/253 463 883.



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