Sofia, Bulgaria: Georgi Valentinov Georgiev, chairman of the Metropolitan Municipal Council, noted that Angelina Bocheva looked for me. Her house can collapse at any moment.
The main reason behind the damage is reason construction on the neighbouring property. The Mayor of Ovcha Kupel Angel Stefanov and his administration issued permission for it.
Georgiev stated that it is a coincidence that the permit for the future building has been changed twice, and both times it has been for floor increase.
Angelina’s family lives in a “twin house”. After the district mayor gave building permission to their neighbours, they demolished their part of the house.
Angelina’s house was affected during excavation during the new construction. The strengthening of the pit was not carried out under the approved investment project, resulting in many cracks appearing in the residential building.
The ongoing construction control is the duty of the mayor of the area. Now the injured family expects help from the same mayor, who initially did not exercise control.
At the end of last month, however, Angel Stefanov moved further. Calm sends an official prescription to the damaged building owners that their home is in danger of collapse and Angelina’s family must move out and take action to strengthen the building.
It does not sanction the builder who dug into the foundations of the house but instructs the family whose home is damaged to fix it and move out in the meantime.
The Chief Architect of the Metropolitan Municipality sent experts from the Directorate of Municipal Construction Control to the site for an inspection to clarify the case.
The district administration has been ordered immediately to suspend the implementation of all construction activities outside the approved project and initiate administrative and criminal proceedings against the builder and construction supervision.
Georgiev insisted that on-site checks be carried out daily by the Municipal Building Control at Sofia’s Chief Architect because they no longer trust the district administration. He obliges the builder to strengthen the damaged building immediately.