Tama 38 – the national outline plan that strives to strengthen building structures against earthquakes.
The program took effect in the year 2005 with the aim of strengthening buildings that were not built to our modern standards in order to withstand earthquakes. This applies to buildings that were built before 1980 and owner-occupied buildings, 3 floors or higher, or if the total building rights exceeds 400 square meters.
Due to the high financial costs of strengthening hundreds of thousands of buildings across the country and to incentivize apartment owners to strengthen their homes, the state allows additional building rights to the developer who will fortify the buildings, and to apartment owners, the rights are practically expressed by expanding existing apartments, adding a shelter and further additions, in accordance with planning restrictions up to the main area of 25 square meters per apartment.
As part of the program, the developer fortifies the building (or rebuilding as part of the demolition and construction route) and renews all the shared infrastructure of the building, adds required facilities to a modern building, such as an elevator and fire security measures etc. alongside the expansion of existing apartments in the tax-exempt track for the improvement of the property.
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As we mentioned above, there are a number of initial criteria that determine whether you building is eligible for reinforcement. According to Tama 38, the eligibility check relates to other aspects that the apartment owner does not have the ability to perform, such as planning feasibility as well as legal limitations. The eligibility check can be done through us simply by contacting and leaving basic information through our site.
The Majority Determines
Legally, the project can begin with the majority agreement of 2/3 of the housing units in the building, as well as 2/3 of the common area ownership. The demolition and construction option requires an 80% majority in agreement. In many cases, it is often necessary to reach a higher percentage, and as a general rule, it’s better to reach as broad a consensus as possible for the benefit of the project.
Planning and Permit
At this point we plan the project in detail, giving each apartment owner a personal plan, showing them the future additions that will be built and what changes will be made to their apartment. We then submit the plan to the local authority committees, aiming to obtain a building permit in the shortest period of time.
Upon receiving a building permit for the project, we will begin a speedy construction for you to enjoy an extended home rebuilt anew, reinforced and respectable in the shortest time possible. Construction consists of three parts: 1) Strengthening the building against earthquakes 2) Constructing add-ons for apartment owners 3) Building new floors.
A Typical Project, from Start to Finish
and signing contract
(Detailed planning for actual construction and opening a permit portfolio)
and the committee decision
Obtaining a building permit
Between 1.5 - 2.5 years
Total planning and approval phase
Between 1.5 - 2.5 years
Total project period
Between 3.5 - 4.5 years