More lenient rules for legalising properties on the way

eKathimerini — Homeowners found to be in violation of building regulations will be able to pay their fine in 80 installments instead of 60 as is the case today, and may pay as much as 60 percent less than current rates for minor infringements, under a new bill submitted by the Environment Ministry to parliament .

The new legislation will also allow owners of large buildings or who have made major additions that are in violation of zoning laws to purchase additional square meterage in order to legalize their property.