Saudi Arabia: Correction Period for Building Code Violation Announced

Saudi Arabia: Correction Period for Building Code Violation Announced News developments

Saudi Arabia: Correction Period for Building Code Violation Announced

Okaz, 26 October 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Commerce Minister has announced an amendment to the regulation for classifying violations of the Saudi Building Code has been approved.

The Code started to be implemented recently.

Violators will have 90 days to undo the violation. After this they will be fined up to 10,000 Riyals among other penalties.

Violations include issuing an occupancy certificate for a building despite the presence of serious construction violations. The supervising office will be fined 7,500 Riyals in this case. Another violation includes assigning the supervising engineering office or the contractor executing their tasks, or part of them, to an individual who is not qualified in the relevant specialist field.

The supervising office will be fined 2,000 Riyals and the contractor will be fined 4,000 Riyals.

For full story see https://www.okaz.com.sa/news/local/2086247.

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