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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued Resolution No. 1 of 2020 amending some provisions of Law No. 17 of 2019 regarding reconciliation in some building violations and legalizing their conditions, and publishing the decision in the Official Gazette, and the House of Representatives, headed by Dr. Ali Abdel-Al, approved new amendments to the Reconciliation Law In building violations, so as to finally address the problems that faced implementation over the past period, where the issuance of Law No. 17 of 2019 did not achieve the expected impact with regard to reconciliation on structural violations and legalization of their conditions, and was shown through the actual and practical application of the law, which only passed St Little Hor, that the expected effect did not happen through extrapolating the number of applicants for reconciliation, as it is the basic and true criterion of the applicability of the law.
The amendments included, according to the new law, the extension of the period of reconciliation in violations one year from the date of issuance of the amended executive regulations of the law, as well as, excluding the rural communities and their dependencies from the requirement to paint the facades of the violating buildings, deduction of fines for building violations from reconciliation with payment of three installments without interest, and canceling the reporting limit Structural safety in building violations for consulting offices, and opens the door.
The amendments also included allowing consultant engineering offices accredited by the Engineers Syndicate, research centers, engineering colleges and consultant engineers accredited by the Engineers Syndicate, by submitting the construction safety report for the violating buildings, through the Building Violations Reconciliation Law, after it was confined to a limited number of consulting offices with approval to extend the work By law, for a period of one year from the end of the current period, which is scheduled to end on January 8, 2019.
And the first article of the law stipulated that: “Subject to the provisions of a special text in the law regulating public stores, it is permissible to reconcile and legalize the conditions in actions committed in violation of the provisions of the Building Law promulgated by Law No. 119 of 2008, and previous laws of the organization, and in cases of Change of use in areas where there are no approved detailed plans, and which have been proven to take place before the provisions of this law are applied, as indicated in it.«.
The first article also stipulates that it is prohibited to reconcile any of the violations related to the works that violate the construction safety of the building, infringement on the approved planning lines, easement rights legally established or an agreement unless it has been agreed with the concerned parties, and the violations related to buildings and establishments of distinct architectural style.
Article 1 also stipulated that reconciliation is prohibited for any of the violations related to exceeding the height restrictions set by the civil aviation authority, or exceeding the requirements of state defense affairs, and building on state-owned lands unless the person concerned has submitted a request to reconcile his conditions in accordance with the law, or on Lands subject to the Law of Antiquities Protection and the Nile River Protection, or change of use of the areas to which detailed plans approved by the administrative authority were issued, unless the administrative authority agreed, or construction outside the approved urban hawks.
The first article of that prohibition excluded the cases mentioned in the second article of the aforementioned building law issuance articles, government projects and projects of public benefit, and the housing blocks close to the urban hawks of villages and their dependencies, and cities, and the executive regulations specify the proximity criterion, meaning the completed buildings with facilities and inhabited Population and built on areas lost the ingredients of agriculture until the issuance of the current law in 2019 and according to aerial photography on 7/22/2017, which is determined by a decision of the Urban Property Committee formed by a decision of the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities The new law, as determined by the executive regulations based on the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture.
And the second article of the law stipulates that: “Each competent administrative authority shall be formed in the manner specified in Article 4 of the articles of the construction law referred to, or one or more non-working technical committees headed by a consultant engineer who specializes in structural engineering, and the membership of at least two engineers. Accredited by the Engineers Syndicate, one specializing in civil engineering and the other in architecture, and a representative of the Ministry of Interior«.