Planning and Construction
Inititation and Change of Outline Plans
Samuel & Co initiates new outline plans and follow it through every step of the way, while collaborating with professional such as architects, appraisers and engineers. This work results in submitting the outline plan at the relevant planning authority up to its execution. The same methodical work applies to changing outstanding outline plans.
Objections to Outline Plans
Our firm provides legal services for submitting objections to the relevant authorities against outline plans that contradict the practical conditions on the ground. We follow through these legal actions by appealing to the district or the national planning and building commission or any other relevant tribunal.
Taxation and Balance of Payment
The submission of an outline plan and its confirmation has financial and tax implications, which are being taken care by our firm. We advise the client on various issues such as balance of payment, taxation and provide legal representation at the land tax authority and at any other relevant entity.
Expropriation and Deterioration of Compensations Claims
Some planning procedures result in a value deterioration in expropriation of a property. Our firm provides legal consultation and actions for indemnifying our clients, including via letters of indemnity and handling the authorities claims in the process of merging and re-division plans.
Construction Permits and Non Confirming Use
Our firm provides legal advice and submits application for construction permits, reliefs and for non-confirming use, while handling the requirements of the municipal authorities and the betterment levies that could transpire from such applications.
Taxation of Planning and Construction
The scope of our expertise allow us to asses beforehand the tax implications of planning and constructions projects and to strategize the tax structure of such projects, represent and defend it at the tax authorities and the relevant tribunals.
Real Estate Litigation
Whether it is municipality debits, financial sanctions, refusal to permit, conservation restrictions, property tax, betterment and development levies, neighbors' complaints, appeals or municipals decrees, Samuel & co specializes in representing clients and litigating for them at the various authorities such as appeal committees, administrative courts and the high court for justice via appealing for interim decrees or remedies while benefiting our experience in getting legal precedent.
Construction work without municipal permit
1. Two new sections in Amendment 102 to Planning and Construction Law simplify the bureaucratic procedures for light or limited construction that would shorten the licensing process in certain cases.
2. The new section 145g ordinates the Interior Affairs Minister to exempt certain types of construction from licensing. Note that until August 1st 2014, construction work such as building a fence erection, air condition instalment, window bars, shades, pergola etc. required a permit.
3. The Interior Affairs Minister has published regulations that, inter alia, define the licensing exemption for certain construction works.... read more