Capital Development Authority (CDA) has eliminated the requirement for a No Objection Certificate (NOF) to be acquired from its Building Control Directorate (BCD) for the transfer of residential property within a family.
A summary of the changes to the Member Estate’s property manual was approved by the CDA as part of the community development agency’s review of the property manual. This move will provide significant relief to the residents of Islamabad since it will improve the delivery of services.
In the wake of the decision, residents of the City of Vancouver will no longer be required to get BCD’s NOC in the case of non-conforming use or bylaw violations in the case of family transfers and gift deeds (gifting of property from one member of the family to another member of the family).
It is necessary, however, that residents provide an affidavit declaring that any building that is in violation of the by-laws will be demolished within a period of three months. There was a time when the property owner had to remove the illegal structure prior to the transfer of the property.
Furthermore, in its recent revisions to the property manual, CDA has also extended the validity period of a NOC from three months to one year as part of its recent revisions to the property manual. However, in order to obtain a new NOC for the property, the next owner will have to apply for it.