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Favourable Provisions for Builders Due to Pandemic

Favourable Provisions for Builders Due to Pandemic

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At the end of December 2020, several new regulations have been accepted to facilitate constructions due to the state of emergency. As one of the most important news, the Hungarian Government has extended the application of simple notification to the construction activities of a residential building including maximum six flats, but having a total net floor space of maximum 1,000 sqm.

In addition, a natural person client may carry out the construction activities of a new residential building or the extension of an existing residential building on the basis of simple notification for the purpose of his/her own housing without limitation of the floor space. The above provisions are in effect only until 8 February 2021.

Based on an earlier ministerial decree on the determination of the energetic characteristics of the buildings, in case of a construction of a new building receiving its occupancy permit following 31 December 2020, all such building must comply with the detailed requirements of the nearly zero-energy buildings. However, on the basis of a recent amendment to the decree, if the construction of the building has not nearly zero or better energy on the basis of a recent architectural-technical documentation and receives its occupancy permit following 31 December 2020, the building must comply with the detailed requirements of the nearly zero-energy buildings mentioned above only in case of the occupancy after 30 July 2021.

By Lidia Suveges, Attorney at law, KCG Partners Law Firm

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