Obtaining a building permit is a complicated process and can cause the investor great inconvenience. In our thesis, we discuss the time limits that are necessary for the investor to get a building permit, whether the time limit, set in the new Slovene Building Act, is comparable to the time limit set in the Austrian legislation and what main differences can be observed in the building permit application process in Slovenia and in Austria.
The aim of our thesis is to explain the building permit application process, in which we focus on the novelties, introduced in the new Slovene Building Act. In the thesis, we present the legal basis, which is the foundation for obtaining a building permit, and introduce a theoretical analysis of the building permit application process in Slovenia and in the Austrian state of Carinthia. We compare the novelties that were introduced in the new Slovene Building Act with the Austrian legislation and present an analysis of the key differences between the two processes.
While working on our thesis, we relied on the historical method, description method, compilation technique and the comparison technique. Our thesis is based on the administrative and legal theoretical part.
In our thesis we show that, compared to Slovenia, Austria has longer time limits. In researching the legislation, we established that the Austrian legislation is easier to understand and not as extensive as the one in Slovenia, nevertheless, the entire process of obtaining a building permit is complicated in Slovenia as well as in Austria. The new Building Act causes confusion among employees, as the changes have not been coordinated and adjusted in all areas of legislation, and some parts of the legislation are still in the preparation phase.