New measures in the UK will legalise formerly illegal building work

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The government in the UK plans to introduce additional measures aimed at allowing town council and planning authorities to approve planned construction that would otherwise been classed as unlawful.
This will not only apply to new plans, however as well to existing structures that must have taken place before the end of 2020.

“The town councils that provide authority for new construction projects will be obliged to issue a permit within 3 months, making all illegal cases legalised.”

Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos stated about the new plans.

He also said he hopes it will assist homeowners and offer them a better quality of life and afford them a title deed, allowing them to mortgage or sell their property.

The new regulations are not just for personal houses, it will also involve existing industrial and commercial land. Mr Hasikos was asked what the gain for the government would be; he said it was not about government profits. The UK authorities have also decided to reduce transfer fees by 50% until the end of 2016.