The construction and property sector is in full swing. Themes such as sustainable building and development, giving old office or business premises a new lease of life by changing their designated use, or just creating “the home of your dreams” keep the construction sector lively and versatile. In the property sector economic circumstances keep the margins under pressure. That means that negotiations have to be tight and prompt switching, to make sure the parties will be able to fulfill their obligations.
Our International Law Office D. Vladimirov & Partners legally supports our clients advising them about possible issues, all necessary technical documents, acts and protocols during construction works.
The date of commencement of the construction works is deemed to be the date on which the protocol of opening of the construction site and of determining the construction line and level (Protocol 2) is signed by the supervisor.
Our work covers all the steps and protocols, order books and a number of other standard-form acts and which ought to be compiled during the construction process, such as acceptance of the executed works before covering, interim and final acts of acceptance of the various stages of works, etc.
Bulgarian Ordinance Nr.3/ 2003 determine the standard procedures of acts and protocols, their contents and the persons authorised to compile and sign them. The acts and protocols are the evidence for the circumstances recorded therein and concerning the commencement, execution and completion of the works. The participants in the construction process who sign these acts and protocols are jointly responsible for the authenticity of the facts written in them is the National Supervisory Board (DNSK).
Our lawyers will prepare and draft legal documents and contracts for construction works. We look for the compliance with the legal requirements contained in various laws and regulations concerning:
- Bearing capacity.
- Stability and durability of structures and the foundation base under operational and seismic loads.
- Fire safety.
- Protection of people’s lives, health and safety.
- Safety of operation; preservation of the environment during the time of construction and of use of the completed works.
- Economy of heat energy and heat insulation, accessibility, etc.
The responsibility for compliance with these requirements is borne jointly by the contractor and the supervisor.
In case there are construction works which do not comply with the legislative requirements, they can be postponed and the access to the project site can be restricted. Then we additionally advise our clients what actions they should take, and to the investor can be imposed a monetary sanction.
We advise owners, developers, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals (including architects and surveyors) in relation to disputes arising from both residential and commercial construction projects.
Our construction lawyers will work with you to ensure disputes are settled swiftly, cost-effectively and to your satisfaction.
Our lawyers can assist you with advice and litigation regarding disputes about selling and buying immovable property, contracting agreements, invitations to tender, construction disagreements, rent disputes and neighbours’ statutory rights and obligations. Another important field of expertise is the litigation and advice about issues in the area of spatial planning.
We will handle all of the paperwork and other details involving your contract - because if you don’t handle it correctly from the outset, you may not have the success you deserve.
We aim to help clients avoid disputes or resolve them at an early stage. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Should you have any questions or need more information, please let us know by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or on tel. + 359 2 858 10 25.