STA, 13 August 2020 - The relevant national inspection service has carried out a total of 139 building permit checks for buildings under construction this year to find out in the 70 cases that have been closed that 25 of them have no adequate permits or do not meet the required conditions.
Out of these 25, twenty buildings were being built illegally, three did not meet the required conditions and two facilities posed a risk, the Construction, Surveying and Housing Inspection Service said in a press release on Thursday.
The inspections were carried out between February and July and a total of 70 cases were closed by 4 August.
For the 20 illegally build buildings, the inspection has ordered that construction be suspended and set deadlines for their removal.
A ban on the use of the dangerous buildings has been issued, as well as orders for their removal, while for the buildings that do not meet the required conditions decrees ordering the investors to eliminate the deficiencies have been issued.
"We are still noticing that the share of detected illegal builds during targeted regular inspections on the ground (without reports or initiatives) is extremely high," the inspection service said, adding that compared to the previous years the situation has not improved.