Housing Construction: News and Legislation Change

Housing construction: legal support

Housing construction is one of the important areas of work of the Rezultat law firm’s clients. Supporting such activities includes: obtaining permits, legal support of construction and commissioning of objects.  One of the successfully implemented projects in this direction is the commissioned by our client at the end of last year multi-apartment residential building, located at the crossroads of 126 Smilianska and 8 30-richchya Peremohy Streets, Peremoha microdistrict (Cherkasy city).

Housing construction always requires maximum attention and concentration on achieving the set goal. This is absolutely consistent with one of the principles of the Rezultat law firm’s activities, and therefore, before starting work, we agree with the client the variants of possible results and do not take on cases we won’t be able to fully realize.

Declaration of the object commissioning


Housing construction: news and legislation changes

Housing construction and its support require constant monitoring of actual changes in the current legislation in this area. Thus, among the legislative novelties is the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Improvement of Construction Practices (hereinafter—the Law) which was approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on April 13, 2017. The Law provides for improvement of conditions for conducting construction activities and simplifies procedure for obtaining permits by developers.

In particular, state statistical reports on acceptance into operation of completed objects are from now on submitted by bodies of state architectural and building control in the form and within the terms provided by the reporting and statistical documentation approved by the central executive body, which implements the state policy in the field of statistics.

Also, they have changed the conditions of certification of citizens that perform or provide services in the field of architectural work creation: “Professional certification is permitted to citizens who received higher education in the field of professional certification in accordance with the qualification requirements and have relevant work experience not less than three years.”

One of the positive changes for the developers has become the fact that the entities of construction activities from now on do not need to obtain the initial data and technical specifications from the State Emergency Service.

In addition, according to the Law, the examination of the strength, reliability, and durability of construction objects is mandatory only for construction objects that are in the 3rd category of complexity and are being constructed in areas with complex geo-engineering and technogenic conditions.

At present, the Law is signed by the President of Ukraine and will come into force on the day following the day of its publication.