Al Madina, 2 November 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Ministry has set the controls for dealing with buildings built without a legal license.
The aim is to limit violations.
The Ministry has also set out the mechanism for municipalities and secretariats to deal with these violations. These include removing the building completely if it contradicts with organisation planning. The violator must pay the costs of removal as well.
If the building is in line with the plans and does not cause harm to neighbouring buildings then the violator must pay a fine equivalent to 25% of the total value of the building plus the license fees. However, if the building does cause harm to others, it must be removed. For full story, click here.
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