Cases where apartment buildings in Vietnam must be dismantled and rebuilt

Cases where apartment buildings in Vietnam must be dismantled and rebuilt
Bảo Ngọc

On July 15 2021, the Govenment of Vietnam issued Decree No. 69/2021/NĐ-CP on renovation and reconstruction of apartment buildings.

According to Decree No. 69/2021/NĐ-CP, an apartment building that must be deconstructed for reconstruction or construction of other building(s) as per planning when:

(1) The apartment building must be immediately deconstructed due to incident, natural disaster, or fire as per the law.

(2) The apartment building runs out of its service life or is concluded by housing authority of the province to be:

- having primary load-bearing structures facing overall danger, risk of collapse, failure to meet use conditions, and/or requiring immediate relocation of apartment owners and inhabitants;

- suffering from severe damage, having primary load-bearing structures facing local damage, and having any of the following factors: firefighting infrastructures; water supply and drainage infrastructures; waste water processing infrastructures; power supply infrastructures; or internal traffic infrastructures fail to satisfy applicable technical standards and regulations or face risk of causing unsafe situations during operation, and requiring deconstruction in order to ensure safety for inhabitants and meet requirements for urban renovation and improvement.

(3) The apartment building has one of its primary structural components (foundation, pillars, walls, beams) damaged and not satisfactory to normal use conditions but not required to be deconstructed according to Clause 2 of this Article yet, but is situated in area with apartment buildings eligible for deconstruction according to Clause 2 Article 110 of Law on Housing of Vietnam. 

Decree No. 69/2021/NĐ-CP takes effect from September 01 2021 and replaces Decree No. 101/2015/NĐ-CP.



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