02 Oct 2016, Engineering, by Vasilis Kontezakis, Civil Engineer
The Electronic Building Identity (EBI) aspires to contribute to a historic change in property management to the benefit of the property owners. Although originally described in the L.3843/2010 as a new institution, due to the complexity and the need for clarification of many law provisions and their application in practice, it hasn't been applied till today.
The EBI is the process that should be followed in order to form an organized electronic file for each property or building. More specifically through the EBI there will be a complete report of the data of each property, including its current status, its history and the potential legality issues. The EBI won't affect the citizens' right to legalise their properties according to the laws already in force.
The information provided so far regarding the procedure of applying for a EBI is as follows:
- First of all, the owners, or their authorized representatives, will have at their disposal a 10 years timescale (maximum) to submit their property information to the electronic platform (actual surfaces, building capacity, property rights, construction plans, relevant licenses, certificates etc.)
- The report and the submission of the application will be conducted by a certified civil engineer after an inspection of the property.
- In case of a property transfer the Engineer's Legality Certificate -which is required for the time being- will be replaced by the Certificate of Building Integrity. Severe punishment will be imposed for providing false information at the electronic property database.
- The property owners who have already submitted legalisation declarations pursuant the laws 4178/2013, 4014/2011, 3843/2010 will have to submit their application for en EBI within five years, with a minimum or with no cost, issue which is about to be clarified, when the relevant law is voted as expected till the end of October.
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