At the special sitting convened on December 16, the parliament discussed in the first reading the draft law “On Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Civil Code” with the attached legislative package.
RA Deputy Minister of Justice Yeranuhi Tumanyants stated that the main goal of the projects is to envisage more effective legal mechanisms in the fight against unauthorized construction. “Once the law enters into force, the legalization of unauthorized structures will be prohibited and they will be subject to demolition in accordance with the procedure established by the Government,” the deputy minister explained. He added that a person will have the right to demolish an unauthorized structure built on his own land, and as for the unauthorized construction built on someone else’s land, it can be done only in court.
The existing regulations will be applied to the voluntary structures built before the entry into force of this legislative package. The Deputy Minister stated that these structures should be registered with the Cadastre Committee in due time.
Unauthorized structures built from January 1, 2021 until the entry into force of this law must be registered (parts of semi-built unauthorized structures) within two months after the entry into force of the Government decision, unauthorized structures built within the administrative boundaries of Yerevan by January 1, 2021 (sections of semi-constructed voluntary structures) until January 1, 2023.
Until January 1, 2021, voluntary structures built within the administrative boundaries of urban communities (sections of semi-constructed voluntary structures) until January 1, 2024, until January 1, 2021, voluntary structures built within the administrative boundaries of exclusively rural communities ( sections of semi-constructed voluntary structures) until January 1, 2025.
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