Confeditore’s yes to “saving the house”

Eliminate urban planning traps that block sales and burden municipalities with construction practices, relieving the millions of owners who feel guilty for having moved a window a few centimeters compared to the initial project. Examples that clearly show why real estate agents and homeowners' associations are applauding Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini's “Save Your Home” plan. So much so that Fimaa, the Federation of Real Estate Agents, responds to criticism: “It is misleading to describe this measure as a mini-amnesty.” Fimaa itself has also repeatedly invoked the need to simplify the bureaucratic process to correct slight inaccuracies and encourage the real estate market. “These are discrepancies – explains Santino Traversa, president of Fimaa Italia – which often slow down purchasing and sales operations and, in some cases, compromise them.” Salvini did well to “remove bureaucratic obstacles”.

Confeditore also supports the measure. Giovanni Govi, lawyer member of the National Coordination of Urban Planning, defines it as “a common sense intervention which regularizes situations pending for years using the tools already provided for by law”. In this way, “many situations that are unfairly blocked and insoluble for reasons that are more formal than substantial are unblocked”. However, a new amnesty is causing a scandal. “But no,” replies the expert, “to think that it is an amnesty is illusory.” But what changes are envisaged by the new rules currently being defined?


It will only be possible to remedy internal changes to the house such as niches in the walls or partitions, the movement of a window or the plan which does not correspond to the actual state of the interior spaces. Even mezzanines, which currently require authorization from the municipality because the floor space is increased, can be brought into compliance.


Today, to remedy interventions carried out without a permit or in non-compliance, they must respect both the rules of the year during which they were carried out and the rules of the year during for which amnesty is requested. A situation that blocks thousands of practices in municipalities. Now, compliance with one of the two times should be sufficient without requiring the owner to demolish and rebuild to comply.


So far, variations in a construction of up to 2% are legitimate, i.e. two centimeters are tolerated for every excess meter. But it's a laughable percentage, acceptable only for the latest generation houses. But in almost all houses, especially the oldest, this margin is never respected, also because in the past modern precision instruments did not exist. But as any excess is an irregularity, we are considering raising the tolerance ceiling to 5%, particularly for properties built before 1985. And small homes should be made easier: the tolerance ceiling should be inversely proportional to the size of the property. habitation. the smaller it is, the more it increases.


For homes built in the 1960s (the precise base year has not yet been established, however), the actual condition of the property could coincide with the legitimate condition, thereby correcting any small irregularities. With the limit, however, of not condoning situations of mistreatment.


It will be possible to authorize changes in the destination of properties between four homogeneous categories: residential, productive, commercial and agricultural. In practice, a medical office can become that of a surveyor or even a clinic.

But it will not be possible to transform the medical office into a store or a home.

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