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Oleksandr Kolesnichenko

Head of real estate and construction practice

Construction and real estate specialist, civil engineer, specializes in land law, negotiations, and pre-trial dispute resolution.

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Redecorate the house

Many real estate owners have a question: how to properly redecorate a house, how to legalize unauthorized construction, etc. In this article, we will consider these issues in detail. To begin with, we note that without properly executed documentation, you will only be considered the owner of the material located on the plot of land, and not of the house itself. Administrative liability is also provided for the lack of timely registration of the real estate object. That is why, if you plan to redecorate a house or legalize a self-build in Kyiv and the Kyiv region, you should seek help from professional lawyers. Specialists of our Prykhodko and Partners law office will help you solve any problem related to real estate.

How is unauthorized construction legalized?

To begin with, let’s recall what “self-build” is. Self-build is considered a real estate object that was built without permits from local authorities. That is, there are no ownership documents. What does this indicate? The self-build owner will not be able to fully use his ownership right. Without the self-construction legalization procedure, such a real estate object cannot be sold/purchased, leased, bequeathed, etc. Such a building cannot have registered residents, it is not connected to communications.

Today, the fines for self-indulgences are quite large. If they are ignored, your house can be demolished. Therefore, it is better to take a step ahead and legalize unauthorized construction.

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This is quite a difficult question. It is better to involve professional lawyers Prykhodko and Partners, who specialize in real estate in Kyiv and the Kyiv region, to solve it.

In 2024, the following options for legalizing self-builds are possible:

  1. Obtaining ownership documents through the court.
  2. Obtaining arbitrary documents from local authorities.

Let’s consider each of these options in more detail.

  • Acquisition of ownership through the court

However, this option has certain nuances. Even if the court recognizes the right of ownership, Ukrainian legislation establishes the following:

  1. The operation of real estate objects that have not been properly put into operation is prohibited.
  2. In order to obtain real estate rights, it is necessary to submit relevant documents to the State Registration Service.

Thus, the court decision does not mean the right to free use or disposal of the real estate object. Also, do not forget that you can appeal the court’s decision if you wish.

Formalization of the procedure for the legalization of self-build

Depending on which category of complexity the real estate belongs to, the following stages must be completed:

  1. Get a construction passport or urban planning conditions and restrictions.
  2. Development of project documentation.
  3. Submitting a notice on the start of construction works.
  4. Production of a technical passport.
  5. Commissioning of the real estate object.

After passing these stages, you will be able to fully enjoy the rights of the owner of the house. The simplified legalization procedure is relevant for buildings that were erected before 1992.

Assistance of lawyers in redecoration of the house

To carry out any actions related to real estate objects, it is necessary to involve professional lawyers. Specialists Prykhodko and Partners guarantee obtaining the desired result. We will help legalize even the most “problematic” real estate objects.

Do you still have questions? We are waiting for a preliminary consultation! To calculate the cost of the services of a real estate lawyer in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region, fill out the form below.

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Oleksandr Kolesnichenko
Head of real estate and construction practice

Construction and real estate specialist, civil engineer, specializes in land law, negotiations, and pre-trial dispute resolution.

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