Cabildo urges councils to apply by-laws on technical inspection of buildings

Estefanía Castro, José Luis Rivero, Carlos Alonso, Aurelio Abreu & Leopoldo Benjumea. Photo: Tenerife Cabildo.

The Tenerife Cabildo is to urge Ayuntamientos to apply bylaws governing the technical inspection of buildings if they don’t already do so, despite the fact that this is a legal requirement in any municipalities of more than 25,000 inhabitants. The Cabildo also said that it will provide technical support to any Ayuntamientos who aren’t legally obliged because of small populations. The Cabildo says that Ayuntamientos should identify those buildings which most need inspection, and always prioritize the safety of the public.

Leopoldo Benjumea, Cabildo employment spokesman, stressed the need to develop controls, particularly in those areas which were developed between the 1950s and ’70s. The Cabildo will therefore promote an agreement with architectural societies, quantity surveyors, community administrators, financial entities and Ayuntamientos to establish technical inspections, and to assist residents who are unable to afford any costs involved.

The announcement was made in a press conference given by Carlos Alonso, Aurelio Abreu, José Luis Rivero, Estefanía Castro and Leopoldo Benjumea, in which the Cabildo also said that the next full session will discuss teacher numbers, anti sexual discrimination measures, and the new Puerto de la Cruz port.

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