The House of Representative’s Housing Committee discussed a draft for a new, temporary eight-month law aiming to organize control over building violations.
The law will be temporary as developers or contractors will then abide by the new 199 Unified Construction Law, which includes articles on building violations — therefore, the current law discussed will only be applicable to existing building violations, Head of the Housing Committee Alaa Waly told Invest-Gate.
The law awaits votes of parliament and agreement on possible applicable treatment, with former existing construction violations across the country.
The Unified Construction Law defines violations as anything that was built without a license and incompatible with building standards. It is executed through the local council of the area, which will provide a warning for the violation to be resolved within 15 days. The second warning involves a penalty in case the violation wasn’t removed which varies based on the type of violation made, as Invest-Gate previously reported.