Stalin project Apartment replanning (simplified renovation)

Two-room apartment

Three-room apartment


The Stalin period buildings can be described briefly – massive brick apartment buildings with high mezzanine. In Russia this type of buildings began to build in the last century at the end of 30s, but in Latvia – after World War II. Apartments have high ceilings, spacious insulated or communicating rooms.

The buildings which are built in the late Stalin period do not have characteristic facade decorations of granite and marble.

One of the peculiarities of the classical Stalins building is extensive cellars with complex communications systems.


Overall characteristics: bricks + panels
Loggia: yes
Balcony: no
Floors: 2 to 6
Floor height: 3-3.5m
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).