Greece introduces electronic IDs for buildings-draft law

All buildings in Greece will be required to have a new electronic identification that will be issued by the Environment Ministry as a means of keeping a check on the property sector, according to draft law submitted to parliament Thursday.

The regulation specifies that each building owner will need to appoint a certified engineer, who will put together the paperwork needed to obtain the electronic identification. The paperwork will include the building's construction permit, its energy rating and information on whether any illegal extensions to the building have been legalised.

The public sector will have to obtain the new electronic identification for the buildings it owns within the next five years, as will the owners of sports stadiums, hospitals and preschool centers, among others, according to the draft law. Home owners will be obligated to have this electronic identification in order to transfer the ownership of their asset.