By having good knowledge of the illegal construction law 4495/17, and by been aware of the details that make the arrangement with favorable terms to the owner, we prepare all documents, exempting the owner from every process and bureaucracy associated with the procedure.
According to the law the arbitrary construction is arranged so the property can be transferred. Depending on the case, the arrangement lasts for thirty years or for the life time of the building.
Today's practice, act 4495 of 2017
The relevant legislation today does not leave any room for arbitrary construction. In order for someone to make any transaction such as transfer of property to a third party, or putting the property as collateral for a mortgage etc, requires engineers certificate that there is no arbitrary construction. The owner as well has to certify that there is no arbitrary construction on the property.
If the owner's statement and Engineer's certificate are false, that causes cancellation of the deed as well as penal consequences.
The penalties for arbitrary structures that have been implemented after the 28-7-2011 are stern and cannot be arranged.
Those who have proceeded to arrangement of a property with one of the previous laws after 2009 till today's act 4495/17 and have not paid off all periodic instalments of the fine could resubmit the file according to the current law 4495/17. It is very much likely that the requirements of the new law might result to a reduction of the fine.
The previous arbitrary settlement laws are:
- Law 3775/2009 ( Souflias )
- Law 3843/2010 ( Birbili )
- Law 4014/2011 ( Papakonstantinou )
- Law 4495/2017 ΦΕΚ 167Α 3-11-2017
Under the current law 4495/17 most of the arbitrary construction can be arranged, except that in the foreshore area, forest area, archeological and public areas etc.