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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Gov’t issues new regs to crack down on illegal construction

REGULATION WATCH- Gov’t issues new regs to crack down on illegal construction: Any transaction on property, standing or under construction, will now require a certificate from the relevant governorate clearing the premises of any building violations, according to a decree issued by the Justice Ministry carried by Youm7. Exceptions will only be made for (a) property with a pre-existing contract that includes the clearance, provided no changes have been made to the property since, and (b) carriers of certificates demonstrating seriousness of clearing any outstanding violations. The government has in recent months stepped up nationwide efforts to address building code violations, giving citizens, contractors and developers until the end of September to legalize the status of their properties.

In related news: “Final Notice” signs are being placed on buildings found in violation of the building code across the Greater Cairo governorate ahead of the deadline at the end of the month, Al Mal reports.

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