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CONSTRUCTION LAW

21.05.2021. Decision on Ancillary Complaint of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-932/2021 Consideration of disputes regarding construction products used in the construction process; Purpose and application of the Law on Submissions

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22.02.2021. Decision on Ancillary Complaint of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-771/2021 Appeal of construction permission for engineering structures

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27.04.2021. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-724/2021 Rights of the owner of a building to carry out new construction in compulsory shared property

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01.03.2021. Decision on Ancillary Complaint of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-645/2021 Participation rights of public and rights of the public to submit an application to court related to the spatial development planning; The need for the development of detailed plan to rearrange infrastructure of the construction plan; Conclusion on need for a public consultation and detailed plan at the admissibility stage of the application to the court

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08.04.2021. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-586/2021 Meaning of the principle of sustainability in spatial development planning; Compliance with principle of mutual coherence and compliance with the objectives of the spatial planning in issuance process of the building permit

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08.04.2021. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-586/2021 Meaning of the principle of sustainability in spatial development planning; Compliance with principle of mutual coherence and compliance with the objectives of the spatial planning in issuance process of the building permit

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30.03.2021. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-478/2021 Permission to access construction projects for research purposes without having a license or license agreement

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31.03.2021. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-402/2021 Determination of prohibition on exploitation of a potentially unsafe building

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07.04.2020. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-856/2020 Questions related to accessibility of buildings (appropriate access)

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04.11.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-412/2020 Concept of „public outdoor space”

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30.09.2020. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-411/2020 Repeated statement of the building inspector on illegal construction

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27.11.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-331/2020 Admissibility of construction in the protection zone of coastal dunes; assessment of the legality of old buildings

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28.09.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-313/2020 Action of the court in establishing that the applicable legal norm does not comply with a legal norm higher in the hierarchy of norms; Interaction between a territorial plan and detailed plan

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26.11.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-309/2020 Requirements to be considered for placement of a construction for temporary use (kiosk) in the historic center of Riga

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26.10.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-287/2020 Consent of the co-owner or owner of the apartment to the construction should not be revoked later just because the co-owner or the owner of the apartment has changed his mind and no longer wants to implement the project

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29.05.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-257/2020 Assessment in court of the preconditions for obtaining building permission

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05.11.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-207/2020 Requirement for the development of a detailed plan in case of building reconstruction

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09.07.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-205/2020 Obligation of the apartment owner to obtain the consent of the other co-owners for construction work in the apartment, if the planned construction affects the amount of the other co-owners alleged parts

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31.03.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-149/2020 Responsible person for providing access to an object of electrical network

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31.01.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-144/2020 Interpretation of the term „fire protection system”

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28.04.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-103/2020 Registration of the owner of a building in the State Information System of Real Property Cadaster; Registration of a building in the State Information System of Real Property Cadaster

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28.04.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-103/2020 Registration of the owner of a building in the State Information System of Real Property Cadaster; Registration of a building in the State Information System of Real Property Cadaster

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28.05.2020. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-77/2020 Compliance in the case of a new construction with the restrictions arising from the exploitation protection zone of the water and sewerage network

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06.08.2019. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1445/2019 Making changes in the construction plan at the Building Board

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30.12.2019. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1233/2019 Right of the apartment owner to appeal against the decision of the community of apartment owners regarding the prevention of the consequences of arbitrary construction

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15.02.2019. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-922/2019 Right of persons to request establishment of the dangerousness (hazard) of a building

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06.08.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-664/2019 Involvement of the State Environmental Service in the process of legalization of an unauthorised construction

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10.10.2019. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-366/2019 Procedures for reviewing the decision on the consequences of arbitrary construction; Competent authority to decide on the prohibition of the use of a building or separate rooms and to impose an obligation to restore the previous condition

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10.10.2019. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-366/2019 Procedures for reviewing the decision on the consequences of arbitrary construction; Competent authority to decide on the prohibition of the use of a building or separate rooms and to impose an obligation to restore the previous condition

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26.04.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-262/2019 Prevention of arbitrary construction is primarily responsibility of the owner; Principle of the rule of law and principle of justification by legal framework

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28.02.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-254/2019 Co-owner’s consent for construction provided in a separate document

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18.12.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-249/2019 Use of the right of the person to take action against probably arbitrary construction in accordance with the administrative procedure

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28.10.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-222/2019 Derogation from the obligation provided for in the establishment of protection zones of communication networks to coordinate works with the owner or legal possessor of real estate; Grounds for refining the claim from revocation of an fulfilled administrative act to the claim for recognition of an administrative act as illegal

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29.05.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-214/2019 Motivation indicated in administrative act; Determination of a arbitrary construction

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16.09.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-201/2019 Responsible person for the prevention of arbitrary construction in joint ownership

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18.10.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-82/2019 Spatial planning; Responsibility of the Authority to protect the interests associated with the spatial planning process in the process of issuing a construction permit

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30.09.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-67/2019 Construction works in joint ownership as absolute necessity requires without consent of other joint owners

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18.10.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-65/2019 Conditions to be assessed in case of extension of the construction permit

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23.09.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-59/2019 Imposition of the obligation to rectify the unauthorized construction to the person as owner of the building

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05.06.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-30/2019 Consent for construction in case of change of co-owner (joint ownership)

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12.07.2019. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-9/2019 Limits of inspection of the decision on the commissioning of a building

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13.07.2018. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1281/2018 Right to be an author supervisor

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26.01.2018. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-757/2018 Public participation rights and submission of an application to provide protection of environmental interests

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11.01.2018. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-755/2018 The subjective right of the joint owner to object against construction work in property

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26.06.2018. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-631/2018 Assent of the community of apartment owners is not necessary for the demolition of an unauthorized built building

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20.12.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-506/2018 Reason for declaring of the construction permit to be in the breach of law if planned use of the construction is not in conformity with the use envisaged in the construction permit

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21.12.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-261/2018 Assessment of legitimate expectations in deciding on the right to rebuild building that have burnt down in the protection zone

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17.04.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-173/2018 The right to complete a detailed plan if the spatial plan has been changed during its development

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09.01.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-77/2018 Detailed plan must comply with the Rules of the spatial plan

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25.05.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-29/2018 Restrictions on construction work in joint ownership

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30.01.2018. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-22/2018 Interaction of the legality of the intermediate decision with the administrative act

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22.12.2017. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1488/2017 Legal nature of the building inspector’s conclusion about an unauthorized construction of a building

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21.12.2017. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1104/2017 The purpose and substance of author supervision

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08.06.2017. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-958/2017 Admissibility of an application of construction license which includes revocation of the note on design conditions

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19.12.2017. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-330/2017 General responsibilities of the builder during construction

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27.12.2017. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-101/2017 Status of buildings which has not been included in building project, if decision of putting a building into operation has been adopted

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19.07.2016. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-1056/2016  Interpretation of sections 18  and 21 of the Construction Law

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20.09.2016. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-943/2016  The need for Cabinet order in case of establishment of park or forest park in the forest lands in the coastal dune protection zone; evaluation of admissibility of appeal in the case of infringement of the laws and regulations regarding the environment

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03.05.2016. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No  SKA-849/2016 Obligation of a municipality to put a dangerous building straight or to pull it down

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25.10.2016. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-824/2016 Subjective right of a private person to be heard by a court; an interference in cases concerning environment and construction

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12.12.2016. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-354/2016 The competence of the building authority to inspect movable constructions

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14.03.2016. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-348/2016 Jurisdiction of a dispute on violation of individual’s right caused during the state road construction process

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31.03.2016. Judgment of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-155/2016 Pre-conditions for the restoration of the previous condition in the case of unauthorised construction

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02.02.2016. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, Case No SKA-8/2016 Necessity of construction permit for acceptance of a building in use;  procedural terms, to turn against arbitrary construction; settlement in dispute on legalization of arbitrary building

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14.10.2015. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-194/2015 Amount of control in case of construction of internal engineering networks

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29.04.2015. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No. SKA-77/2015 Application of principle of legal certainty, when deciding on prolongation of the construction permit

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05.03.2015. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No. SKA-22/2015 Authority of the Cabinet of Ministers, when deciding on construction in the protective zone of coastal dunes in the Gulf of Riga

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04.04.2014. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-164/2014 Necessity for concord of the owner of a plot to renovate buildings in case divided ownership is established

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18.07.2014. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases, case No SKA-102/2014 Circumstances to be assessed in the court, when deciding on elimination of property transformation caused in construction process

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30.07.2013. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-351/2013 Admissibility of distribution of a plot located in historical centre of Riga city

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26.04.2013. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-123/2013 Competence of a court to decide on elimination of building effects

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02.04.2013. Judgement and ancillary decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-121/2013 Right of the municipality to restrict choice of heat supply method

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20.12.2012. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-656/2012 Right of a single flat proprietor to switch off from the building heating system 

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15.05.2012. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-543/2012 Legal character of institutional decision on procedural issue; amount of verification in case of prolongation of term of building licence

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01.11.2012. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-532/2012 Considerations, when assessing necessity of development of minute planning 

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17.02.2012. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-301/2012 Legal character of planning and architecture task; compensation of losses in case of cancellation of intermediary decision equated to an administrative act

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27.11.2012. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-247/2012 Application of standards of regulations on Riga city construction, which determine distance between houses

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10.04.2012. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-59/2012 Requirements to be included in planning and architecture task

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25.02.2011. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-56/2011 Prerequisites of delivery of planning and architectural assignment

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24.05.2011. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-47/2011 Content of plot limitation – red lines; specific rights of a power supply trader 

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06.01.2011. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-32/2011 Legal character of decisions about permissions to build up plot rented, adopted by municipality

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23.12.2010. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-1064/2010 Goals of performance of environmental impact assessment procedure and procedure of initial assessment of activity envisaged and substantiation of a statement; powers of institutions in case of building

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20.12.2010. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-772/2010 Establishment of a status of a building; generally binding character of a building procedure; establishment of a status of an apartment to premises

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11.06.2010. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-390/2010 Municipal institutions authorised to decide on issues related to building

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18.12.2009. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-949/2009 Subjective right of an author supervisor (author of a construction plan) to appeal against acception of a construction object into operation

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13.10.2009. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-624/2009 Control over technical provisions issued in a course of building, which create violation of an individual’s rights and legal interests

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30.01.2009. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-49/2009 Legal character of a technical inventory file

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30.06.2008. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-190/2008 Terms of building of low-rise dwelling territory in Riga in relation to a height of a building and changes of relief of a plot, as well as distance between a building and neighbouring plot; suspension of building work

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27.08.2007. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-495/2007 On instruments of temporary protection – temporary regulation and suspension of action of an administrative act, segregation and application of those; on legal character and action of the building licence and decision of putting a building into operation and on temporary protection in cases, in which building licence is appealed against

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22.06.2006. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-255/2006 On legal character of a decision of a building committee to agree to projecting of a building; on third parties in construction legal relations; on legal grounds of appealing against building licence issued to another person and prerequisites for necessity of public discussion (“Case of Saburova”)

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15.03.2006. Decision of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-123/2006 On legal character of a decision, by which building project is accepted

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14.01.2005. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-3/2005 Building project approved in correspondent municipal institutions and building licence issued by those do not provide to a builder an absolute right to building, as building licence can be contested and cancelled, especially, if a building project doesn’t comply with building material legal standards; the State Construction Inspection and its construction inspectors, in order to perform construction state control established in the Section 29 of the Construction Law, are authorised to verify not only action of state and municipal officials in field of building, but also to verify, if individuals observe legal standards regulating construction and to claim, so that individuals eliminate violations of these standards 

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07.09.2004. Judgement of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate, case No SKA-120/2004 On rule of law of freedom of action used by an institution

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