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Legal or Illegal Pool

Hi All,

New to the site and confused as to pool legality.  Hoping for advice

Property on outskirts of Ceglie has legal building, but has pool 6 metre diameter with no permission. 

Can the sale of property continue without permission for the pool?  Will the pool need to be removed or retrospective permission and who pick up the bill ???

Who is liable - Buyer and or seller.   And of course, is there a way around this.

Thoughts please


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Pool permissions will be required for a sale and the vendor is responsible. But of course, if he sells without including the pool in the price or a much lower price, and the buyer accepts this, the buyer will then pick up the bill to get retrospective permission if at all possible to achieve. But adviseable to be done before any sale.

You need a geometer (someone with the know about ceglie especially) to help to see IF it is possible to get retrospective permissions. Pools today also should be 40 cubic square metres so 10 x 4 for example.

Ceglie is not the easiest council to get the solution you wish to achieve.

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The diameter of 6m should not be a problem as the surface area is below the 40 sq mt maximum. 

Also it is now only possible to have a neutral colour pool so blue tiles or liners are no longer allowed, only white/sand colour so there will be more expense if a liner or tiles have to be removed and replaced. I have also been told that having "A deep end" is not now allowed, maximum depth 1.5 m or thereabouts.

Speaking from (recent) experience (in Ostuni) the Geometra charged around €2.5k for drawing up plans to legalize and reduce the size of a 50 sq mt pool to 40 sq mt, the total fees to the Comune were also around €2.5k and the cost of the work was €6k.  The Geometra also dealt with all the necessary documents required by the Comune. It was quite a smooth and swift process - easier and cheaper than expected. BUT this was Ostuni, I don't know if Ceglie will be any harder.

If the property is a Trullo the Comune in Ceglie may well be a bit stricter with what is and what is not allowed.

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