Brezhnev project Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)

One room apartment
Two-room apartment
Three-room apartment
Four, five room apartment


From the outside these buildings are hard to distinguish from the Khrushchev buildings – five-storey buildings built from bricks and some of the apartments have balconies. The biggest difference is in apartment layout. Some buildings have loggias and exterior walls tend to be plastered. These buildings are located in Ķengarags, Purvciems, Āgenskalns, Teika and Jugla.

Brezhnev period buildings followed Khrushchev period buildings – layout of rooms was improved, rooms were isolated, toilets were separated from the bathroom with wall. Good sound insulation, better heat resistance than buildings built from panels, large windowsills.


Overall characteristics:  bricks
Loggia: yes
Balcony:  yes
Floors: 5
Floor height: 2.50m
Lift: no
Waste pipe: no


1. E-mail the required documents and a description of the desired change;
2. In one day we form simplified renovation project – certification card (standard apartment in Riga 129 EUR, in Latvia 149 Eur, other type of apartments 179 EUR);
3. In 10 days approve the project with the Construction Board (36 EUR) and replanning activities can be started;
4. After replanning, order an updated inventory file in the State Land Board (1.4 EUR/m2).


Required documents:

1. Title-deed (land register, cadastral reference, lease agreement);
2. Inventory file with a floor plan.


The project contains:

1. Certification card;
2. Explanatory memorandum;
3. Floor plan with explication of the technical indicators;
4. Main designers’ attestation.


Possible additional requirements:

1. If it is not possible to determine whether the affected walls are non-load bearing, structural engineers survey and conclusion (100 EUR);
2. If WC is transferred over the dwelling premises, agreement with the owner of the apartment below;
3. If a new engineering network for water pipeline and sewerage is created, engineering network scheme (100 EUR);
4. If the building is located in historic monument area or in protection zone, agreement with The State Inspection for Heritage Protection;
5. If the building is a state historical monument, the inventories act of premises cultural heritage (100 EUR).