Minister of Local Government Nikolai Astrup (H) wants to make the rules for maintaining and modernizing existing buildings easier.
“Simpler rules could mean that we could use our buildings in a better way. For example, it may be easier to use an empty room for something new and thus create more life in a city center,” Astrup noted in a press release.
On Friday, the government presented a proposal for simpler rules for changes to homes and buildings.
They want to clean up rules that many find complicated and suggest that the municipalities should have a more significant opportunity to grant exemptions from technical requirements, as long as safety is taken care of.
“Clearer and simpler rules”
“The municipalities spend large resources on construction matters, and we know that the rules are interpreted differently.
“Clearer and simpler rules will hopefully lead to faster and more predictable construction case processing.
“This will benefit the owners, the industry, and the municipalities,” Astrup said.
The bill also contains rules to prevent buildings from being dangerous to the environment.
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