Save-the-home decree. What does the amnesty desired by the government provide?

A closed veranda, a larger window, the plasterboard wall, the awning never declared? The amnesty provided for by the home-saving decree will arrive in the council of ministers on Friday. The Ministry is working on the latest changes, but within the week there will be the text and approval from the government. What changes (according to current information)?


Small internal and external changes are regularized, not structural interventions, and variations that have an impact on the stability of the property. And there is no green light for buildings built where there was no permit. The decree aims to remedy minor discrepancies, therefore excluding structural interventions. It will be possible to regularize the internal partition or the plasterboard wall and the largest window, but pillars and load-bearing walls modified and built without regular permission will remain illegal.


The decree provides for the regularization of the discrepancies of formal nature, i.e. representation errors in the project corrected on site, thus causing a misalignment between the authorized project and reality. For example, a window present on the project 30 centimeters lower than reality can be regularized. But not the enlarged balcony which therefore increases the structural part of the house.

Yes to the amnesty of construction site executive tolerances if they do not compromise stability, such as the smaller size of the building or the failure to create non-structural architectural elements (windows and balconies). For properties from the late 1970s, when there were no “variations in progress”, the regularization of variations made and not authorized (a window in another point compared to the plan or one floor more than expected ) may be regularized with a wake and sanction.

The so-called construction tolerance is granted to move, within a certain extent, an internal partition or to build a plasterboard wall. For everything that does not have a load-bearing function in the apartment.


Stop double compliance. Today there is an obligation, to remedy minor building violations, to respect the current rules and those of the year in which the house was built. The double barrier, which sometimes prevents the sale of a non-compliant house, has disappeared. An example is a house built with a larger square footage than the building permit when it was authorized. Was it compliant then and not today? By overcoming the principle of double conformity the situation is remedied.


The new rules, therefore, allow slight deviations from the authorized parameters and interventions that do not have an excessively impactful impact. An example? Condominiums will be able to regularize the awning issue. If they have been installed without the authorization of the Municipality, an amnesty can be obtained, with a fine.


For regularization there should be a cost proportional to the discrepancies found. They will be progressive, increasing as the irregularity increases