Small-family project Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)

One room apartment


Buildings are 5, 9, and 12-storey high with one room apartments. 5 and 9 storey buildings are built from panels but the buildings with 12 floors – from panels and bricks. Typically five-storey buildings have one stairwell where there are 20 apartments on one floor and a corridor runs through the whole building. In nine-storey buildings there are only 8 apartments on one floor, which are separated into two separate corridors. There is a lift. 12-storey buildings have two lifts. In most small-family building for floor planning series 104 and series 119 planning variations were used. All apartments’ sanitary facilities are combined. These series buildings are mainly located in Pļavnieki, Purvciems, Ziepniekkalns, Ķengarags, Āgenskalns and Jugla.


Overall characteristics:  bricks + panels
Loggia: yes
Balcony: no
Floors: 5, 9 or 12
Floor height: 2.50m
Lift: yes
Waste pipe: yes


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).