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Reykjavik’s City Council Threatens to Fine House Owners

The city council of Reykjavík has sent a letter to some house owners on Laugavegur in the city center, claiming that house holders have to repair their houses, preferably before June 17, but no later than August 1. If not, house owners will be fined.

According to Magnús Snaedal, building representative, house owners will be fined to maximum of 50,000 ISK (aprox. 680 USD) per day. Fréttabladid reports.

Orri Arnarsson, owner of Laugarvegur 39, claims the notice period is too short and house owners will not be able to do any major repairs by the deadline. House owners on Laugavegur are also worried about the planned demolition of buildings in the city center, and there is an uncertainty about the future of the area, Arnarson states in Fréttabladid.

“Contractors are booked throughout the summer and all major repairs needs to be planed far in advance to invite bids for the projects and such,” a plasterer claims in Fréttabladid.

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