Pre-war buildings Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)


Pre-war buildings have been built in the period till the World War II. They were built mainly with the following materials: dolomitic rocks, boulders and clay bricks. Ceiling height is from over 2.5m up to 3.7m.

Apartments, which are not transformed, mainly in host homes often have two entrances (formerly one entrance was used by apartment owners and the other by servants). The buildings are up to six storeys high. Pre-war building room spaces are large with the exception of daughter (servants) rooms which are small.


Overall characteristics:  dolomitic rocks, boulders and clay bricks
Loggia: no
Balcony: yes
Floors: 2 to 6
Floor height: 2.5m to 3.7m
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).