The Romanian authorities are extending a helping hand to young people who want to build a house from scratch in Romania, through a free plot of land owned by the state. The initiative is not necessarily new, but from August 21, 2023, the procedure has been significantly simplified.
Up to 1,000 square meters of land can be given to young people up to 35 years of age from the local authorities, for the construction of a home of personal property, as shown in a law that appeared 20 years ago. In 2023, however, the methodological rules for law enforcement were changed, so that the procedure for obtaining these lands was significantly simplified.
What does the law say, how do you get house land from the state
Law 15/2003 establishes the possibility of “assigning, upon request, to young people between the ages of 18 and 35 a plot of land, from the lands located in the private domain of the administrative-territorial units, for the construction of a privately owned dwelling”. According to Avocatnet.ro, in order to obtain that right, the application for the assignment of the land must be submitted to the local council of the commune, city or municipality (sector) where the applicant is domiciled and must be accompanied by several documents, including a copy of birth certificate and one from the identity document.
What has changed on the subject through HG 748/2023, published last week in the Official Gazette, is the fact that it is removed from the methodological norms for the application of Law no. 15/2003 the obligation to submit the applicant’s parents’ declaration, on their own responsibility, that they do not own or have not owned, in the last 10 years, a plot of land larger than 500 square meters in urban areas and 5,000 square meters in rural areas , regardless of the locality where the land is located.
Practically, the necessary documents for obtaining land by young people up to 35 years old are the following:
- copy of the birth certificate;
- copy of the identity document;
- the applicant’s declaration, on his own responsibility, that he does not own or did not own a house or land intended for building a house.
Beyond the documents, the law establishes that the dimensions of the land that can be assigned to young people for the construction of a personal property are directly related to the type of locality in which they are located. More precisely, the areas of land that can be given to young people are:
- between 150 m² and 300 m² – in the municipalities and sectors of Bucharest;
- between 250 m² and 400 m² – in cities;
- between 250 m² and 1,000 m² – in communes and villages.