Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
Housing - POS Programme

 

KEYS PRESENTED BY MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ
TO BUYERS OF POS FLATS IN ZAPRUĐE 

 
Today, 27 July 2016, in Zagreb settlement of Zapruđe, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević presented the keys to buyers of POS flats, in a ceremony marking the completion of works at the construction of a residential and commercial building under the Programme of state-subsidised housing construction (POS). The ceremony was attended also by Goran Bradić, Director of the Agency for Transactions and Mediation in Immovable Properties (APN).

The residential and commercial building is divided into 5 wings (A, B, C, D and E), with a total of 519 flats with appurtenant garages and parking places and 10 business premises with an appropriate number of appurtenant garages and parking places.  More information...


Information

 

UTILITY MANAGEMENT 
 
In terms of the Utility Management Act, utility management means carrying out utility activities, and in particular, provision of utility services and financing of construction and maintenance of facilities and equipment of the communal infrastructure as a comprehensive system in the area of local self-government units as well as counties.
 
The local self-government units and legal and natural persons which carry out utility services are obliged pursuant to the Utility Management Act and special regulations to ensure permanent and quality performance of utility activities and maintenance of municipal facilities and equipment in a state of functional operability. Likewise, they are obliged to ensure their operation to be public and the performance of utility services to be based on the principles of sustainable development. More information...

Public Utility Management
Public utility charge


Physical Planning

 

MINISTRY CO-FINANCES SPATIAL PLAN DEVELOPMENT

 
21 July 2016  - The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning allocated budget funds to be used as aid for the development of spatial plans of local self-government units. Municipalities and cities had the opportunity to submit their applications to the Ministry in the period from 12 May 2016 to 01 July 2016.

Funds for spatial plan development are awarded in the amount from 20 to 50% of the total amount of plan development costs, depending on the development index of the respective municipality or city -  groups I and II are awarded 50%, group III ca. 40%, group IV ca. 30%, and group V ca. 20% of the total amount of the plan development price. More information...

List of cities and municipalities that were awarded funds for spatial plan development in 2016

 
Energy renovation

 

SEVEN NEW CONTRACTS SIGNED ON
ENERGY RENOVATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 
 

21 July 2016  - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević signed seven new Grant award contracts under the Pilot Calls for energy renovation of public educational institutions: five Contracts on design  documentation development for energy renovation of Elementary school Lipik in Lipik, Elementary school Mato Lovrak in Kutina (phase 1A) and Elementary school Mato Lovrak in Kutina (phase 1B), Nursery school Cvrčak in Virovitica and Elementary school S. Kefelje in Kutina,  whilst the remaining two Contracts pertain to energy renovation works on Elementary school Sirač in Sirač and Elementary school Vilima Korajca in Kaptol. More information...

 
Construction

 

BUILDING GUIDE
 

If you own land or an existing building, you should first check whether and what kind of construction or reconstruction is allowed. The first step you need to do is to check the purpose of the plot in the spatial plan of your municipality or city. The representative body of the local government, municipal council or city council adopts a spatial plan after a public debate has been carried out.

Contact the competent office for construction and physical planning in your area for more information about what in a particular area is allowed to be built, and what is not allowed, that is, which permits need to be obtained. More information...

 
Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

On the date of entry to the European Union the obligation commenced of issuing energy certificates for existing buildings or self-contained building units that are being sold, and as of 01 January 2016 there is the obligation of obtaining energy certificates also for buildings that are rented out or leased and have a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², or are a separate part of a building that has a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², regardless of the floor area of that particular part.
 

For those properties for which rent or lease contracts were concluded before 01 January 2016, energy certificates are not obligatory until the expire of the respective contractual obligations. Likewise, renting in this context shall not apply to the tourist activity, therefore providers of accommodation services in holiday flats, apartments and houses are not obliged to obtain energy certificates. More information...


Physical Planning

 

MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING PARTICIPATED IN THE INFORMAL MEETING OF EU MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR URBAN MATTERS
 

On 30 May 2016 in Amsterdam, organized by the Dutch Ministry and under the Netherlands Chairmanship of minister Ronald Plasterk (Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations), a meeting of ministers responsible for urban matters was held. The Croatian representative at the meeting was deputy minister of construction and physical planning associate prof. Sandro Nižetić, Ph. D. During the meeting, a number of presentations were held, and the participants in the meeting, during round tables, presented the respective national positions. More...


Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

Significant financial savings are achieved by energy renovation of buildings, that is, by increase in energy efficiency. Energy audit implementation is the first step in the energy renovation of buildings.
 

The term „energy renovation“ implies, among other things, increasing the heat retention of the external building envelope, replacement of outer window and door frames and replacement or upgrading of the heating system. More information...

Information about open and closed national invitations and tenders can see on the website of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency


Press releases

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ HELD WORKING MEETING WITH CROATIAN BUSINESSMEN FROM THE DIASPORA
 

On Friday, 27 May 2016, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević held a working meeting with Croatian businessmen from the diaspora, who informed him about their previous experiences when attempting to invest in Croatia.

Minister Kuščević informed the businessmen about the reform measures of the Croatian government aimed at strengthening the legal certainty of each investor, both large and small. In this regard, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning is preparing amendments of existing legislation that will be adopted by the Croatian Parliament by the end of this year. More information...


Information

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ: NETWORKING OF LAND BOOKS AND LAND SURVEY BOOKS "REFORM OF THE CENTURY"
 

2 May 2016 (Hina) - Construction and Zoning Minister Lovro Kuscevic on Monday announced the establishment of state administration for real estate as a result of merger of the state administration running land survey offices with land books offices within courts. Minister Kuscevic described these changes as a "the reform of the century".

The proposed changes aimed at streamlining the land records management are included in the National Reforms Programme adopted at the government session last week. The entire reform of land records management should be finalised by the end of 2020. More information...

 
Housing

 

PROPERTY VALUATION 
 

Property valuation in the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the Property Valuation Act (Official Gazette 78/2015) adopted on 3 July 2015 and in force since 25 July 2015.

Property valuation may only be performed by authorised persons: sworn court experts and sworn court valuers.

The Act deals exclusively with property market values, which are assessed by using three methods and seven procedures, and it stipulates also the manner of collecting data that valuers obtain by applying the prescribed methodology, thereupon evaluate the data and make further use thereof.  

The Ministry has developed the first stage of the Property Market Informational System, the 'eProperty' database, enabling authorised valuers and property agents simple access to useful information that is a good basis for their professional work. This database is important to ensure transparency of the property market. 


Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act

 



 
 
 
     
 
 
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