Deregulation of the construction industry: what did the IWG recommend?

Simplification of the regulatory field in the field of construction and housing and communal services is important, in particular, in the context of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. To cancel or optimise almost 75% of state regulation tools in the field of construction, which are taken care of by the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine – such recommendations were adopted by the IWG on deregulation today.

Are recommended to cancel:

  • Issuance of a permit for conversion and redevelopment of residential buildings and premises in them, if it does not involve interference with retaining structures and engineering systems. Currently, such permits are issued by the executive bodies of village, settlement, and city councils.
  • A number of instruments relating to self-built objects, the ownership of which was recognized by the court. Instead, in order to guarantee the legality and safety of such buildings, it is proposed to introduce requirements for checking such buildings for compliance with building regulations at the stage of judicial review.

To optimise or modernise:

  • Project documentation for construction;
  • Declaration on the facility’s readiness for operation;
  • Certificate of acceptance into operation of the completed facility;
  • Decision on assigning an address to a construction object, an object of immovable property;
  • Extract from urban planning documentation;
  • Cadastral certificate from the urban cadastre, etc.

Today, the above-mentioned permits and approvals must be obtained by both legal entities and individuals, so the implementation of the decision of the IWG on deregulation will make life easier not only for entrepreneurs, but also for ordinary citizens.

BRDO joined the work of the IWG within the EU4business: SME Policies and Institutions Support (SMEPIS) project, implemented by Ecorys in a consortium with GIZ, BRDO and Civitta.