Laws mandating on property improvement

The cost of any such purchase shall be a common expense. 8974 November 7, 2000 AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY, SITE OR LOCATION FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines Congress assembled: Section 1. - Article III, Section 9 of the Constitution states that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation. - The term "national government projects" shall refer to all national government infrastructure, engineering works and service contracts, including projects undertaken by government-owned and controlled corporations,all projects covered by Republic Act No. 7718, otherwise known as the Build-Operate-and-Transfer Law, and other related and necessary activities, such as site acquisition, supply and/or installation of equipment and materials, implementation, construction, completion, operation, maintenance, improvement, repair, and rehabilitation, regardless of the source of funding. Before the court can issue a Writ of Possession, the implementing agency shall present to the court a certificate of availability of funds from the proper official concerned. - In cases involving the acquisition of right-of-way, site or location for any national government infrastructure project, the implementing agency shall take into account the ecological and environmental impact of the project.

Towards this end, the State shall ensure that owners of real property acquired for national government infrastructure projects are promptly paid just compensation. In the event that the owner of the property contests the implementing agencys proffered value, the court shall determine the just compensation to be paid the owner within sixty (60) days from the date of filing of the expropriation case. - The Department of Public Works and Highways and other implementing agencies concerned, in coordination with the local government units concerned in the acquisition of right-of-way, site or location for any national government infrastructure project, are hereby mandated to adopt within sixty (60) days upon approval of this Act, the necessary implementing rules and regulations for the equitable valuation of the improvements and/or structures on the land to be expropriated. Before any national government project could be undertaken, the agency shall consider environmental laws, land use ordinances and all pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. - The government through the National Housing Authority, in coordination with the local government units and implementing agencies concerned, shall establish and develop squatter relocation sites, including the provision of adequate utilities and services, in anticipation of squatters that have to be removed from the right-of-way or site of future infrastructure projects.

- The government may acquire real property needed as right-of-way, site or location for any national government infrastructure project through donation, negotiated sale, expropriation or any other mode of acquisition as provided by law. Upon compliance with the guidelines abovementioned, the court shall immediately issue to the implementing agency an order to take possession of the property and start the implementation of the project.

If you are a property owner, contractor, painter or maintenance worker, there are some particular regulations, described below, that are important to become familiar with in order to avoid fines and penalties.

The rules were enacted to prevent lead exposures to occupants, neighbors and workers.

For the complete text of the Title 17 regulation go to: Complete text of the Title 17 regulation * Lead-Based Paint Debris Disposal California EPA requires that presumed (pre-1978) lead-based paint chips and dust be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Everyone who handles lead-based paint debris should follow several common sense measures: Back To Top Proposition 65 - The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986.

Contractors disturbing more than 100 square feet or more than 100 linear feet of lead-containing materials must take steps to prevent worker exposures to lead and are required to notify the Department of Industrial Relations at least 24 hours prior to beginning work.

For more information about Cal-OSHA Lead Regulations go to: To Top California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 8, § 35001 - 36100 Accreditation, Certification, and Work Practices for Lead-Based Paint and Lead Hazards Title 17 requires that work on any structure built before January 1, 1978 must use lead-safe work practices including containment and clean the work area after the project is completed.

The revised state law went into effect on April 30, 2008 and applies to everyone including contractors, painters, homeowners, renters, and maintenance staff.

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