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Newspaper article: What is a small building?

Newspaper article: What is a small building?

As part of our ongoing cooperation with the renowned national daily Pravda, we were again approached to provide a legal opinion for readers. At this time people change their homes, renovate and cosset their homes. If you would like to build a gazebo, shelter or pergola, the question arises as to whether they are small buildings and whether and when the reporting obligation must be fulfilled, and whether further guidelines are attached to this.

If you would like to build a gazebo, shelter, pergola or swimming pool, the question arises whether it will be a small building, which you just "just" report or you need a building permit for their implementation, or. whether you need to consider other circumstances.

We would like to provide you with all the necessary information on how to proceed, what you need to know to avoid any problems. We hope you choose from the following reader's questions to answer:

  • What is a small building?
  • Should the construction of a gazebo or shelter be announced?
  • If I want to assemble a purchased garden house or build it on my own, what is the maximum size to be a small building? 
  • Where do I have to report a small building?
  • Do I have a limit on how long I have to build a small building after approval?
  • What if I want to build a swimming pool in the garden?
  • Does it also apply to small buildings to keep the prescribed distance from the neighbouring land?
  • If I want to build a larger terrace in my garden, do I have to report it?
  • Can I be fined for not following the procedures?
  • What about cutting down trees on your own land?

You can read the full text of the article (the article is only in the Slovak language): What is a small building and when do you have to report it?