One time opportunity for property owners to adjust irregularities in buildings

The Planning Authority is giving a unique opportunity to owners of properties who have irregularities in their building. Parliamentary Secretary Deborah Schembri said that through new regulations, owners will be given permission and not a concession, and therefore will be able to sell their property without problems.

Dr Schembri said that the regulations will remain in force for two years and only apply to buildings that were constructed until photographs were taken by the Authority during this year. She added that the property should be within the development area and no buildings outside the development area will be considered for a permit under the new regulations. Dr Schembri said that a trend existed in the country that any person could build as it wished and if the Government had to enforce the laws, it could demolish many of the country’s buildings. It will be no longer tolerable, she said, that properties are built without the necessary permits and according to established regulations.

Other News
Current Affairs

Opposition and Nationalist Party leader, Adrian Delia, appealed to the Government to assist in every possible way to alleviate some of the needed financial burdens for the running of the…

Current Affairs

Public Life Standards Commissioner, Dr George Hyzler, concluded that a statement issued by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, through the Department of Information, did not breach the code of ethics. Commissioner…

Current Affairs

A spokesperson for the Armed Forces of Malta stated that the Italian Coast Guard has no permission to bring over to Malta 90 migrants which were rescued last night. The…

Current Affairs

The Education Commissioner at the Ombudsman Office, Charles Caruana Carabez, said he will investigate the ever increasing challenge of a shortage of teachers in the education system, which he described…

View More