Question from Shir, Can I Modify My Apartment to Combine it with Another According to the Peruvian Civil Code?
Answer from AI:
According to the Peruvian Civil Code, it is possible to make modifications to your apartment, including combining it with another unit, but there are certain conditions and procedures that must be followed.
The Peruvian Civil Code, in its Article 906, establishes that the owner of a property has the right to build, plant, sow and make any works or plantations in his property, as long as they do not harm the rights of third parties or violate legal provisions or regulations.
However, when it comes to buildings with multiple units, such as apartments, the situation can be more complex. The Peruvian Civil Code also states in its Article 923 that the owner of a unit in a building cannot make modifications that would harm the stability of the building or the rights of other owners.
Steps to Follow
Before making any modifications, you should:
- Consult with a legal professional: This is crucial to understand the legal implications and to ensure that you are following the correct procedures.
- Obtain the necessary permissions: You will need to get approval from the building’s homeowners association or similar entity. This usually requires a majority vote from the other owners.
- Ensure the modifications are safe: You will need to hire a professional to ensure that the modifications will not harm the stability of the building.
- Comply with local regulations: You will need to comply with any local building codes or regulations. This may require obtaining permits or inspections.
While this information provides a general overview, it is always recommended to consult with a legal professional for personalized advice. They can help you understand the specific laws and regulations that apply to your situation, and guide you through the process.
Remember, any modifications that could harm the stability of the building or the rights of other owners are not allowed under the Peruvian Civil Code. Always consult with a legal professional before making any major modifications to your property.