Brussels Town Planning is sending information later than the legal delay of 30 days, and can sometimes take 6 months. This situation is causing some transactions to be cancelled, and others are delayed, which causes problems for those households. L’Echo reported on the story on Tuesday. Last year, the Region introduced a new obligation into the Brussels Code of Development (CoBAT): the seller, private or professional, has had to ask the commune administration for the list of town planning permits relating to the property they are selling for a long time, but now they have to do it when they put the property on the market so it can be put in the advert.
The idea is to make sure the buyer is well informed about the property they are thinking of buying. However, the region seems to have underestimated the amount of work it would require from the communes, L’Echo explains.
In some communes, measures have been taken to make sure they respect the 30 day deadline. However, in Brussels-Ville, the list of complaints is getting longer and longer, and has increased by as much as 1,000%.