Ensuring healthy coexistence and security in co-properties were some of the recommendations that emerged in the symposium that analyzed the impact of the Police Code and co-properties.
There, the issues were addressed by Senator German Varo, co-author and speaker of Law 1801 of 2016; the lawyer William Ochoa, advisor to the Secretary of Government of Bogotá, and representatives of the National Police, along with the lawyer and director of www.inmobiliarioaldia.com, Nora Paton.
And it is that the Code, which is in full implementation, impacts the functions performed by administrators and councils, many related to the construction sector.
For example, a prominent aspect was the requirements to carry out works in the joint properties and the faster procedure provided by the norm to prevent the works from advancing without complying with the norms, and without the respective license. This, according to Paton, in order to avoid situations such as the recent collapse of the Blas de Leo II building in Cartagena, which left people dead and injured.
There it was recalled that the police authorities, both uniformed and civil, are ready to respond to complaints and requests from citizens and act and impose corrective measures, contemplated by law.
According to the lawyer, “without prejudice to the fact that each joint owner has the possibility granted by Law 675 of exhausting the mechanisms of conflict resolution and imposing sanctions for acts classified as misdemeanours in each regulation, the Police Code is an additional tool and more agile for the solution of certain situations that occur in co-properties.
However, there was consensus that it is not enough to guarantee that the horizontal property rules and those outlined in the Code will be complied with, but that “it is necessary to comply with the duties imposed by the Law and the regulations, including paying the administration fees and attend the assemblies”.
Among the conclusions, it was recalled that it is important to include clear provisions in the regulations and coexistence manuals. In addition, that administrators, members of the council, owners and users must comply with the rules and decisions of the assembly, among others.