The Israeli Law on Splitting a Land-Attached Housing Unit
On August 7, 2017, the Israeli Bill on Splitting Land-Attached Houses (Amendment No. 117 to the Planning and Building Law) was enacted.
This Amendment was intended to assist in the housing shortage in Israel and the severe shortage of supply of small apartments for persons looking to rent.
The Amendment, which was passed after several months of deliberations, allows the Local Planning and Building Committee to give ‘relief’ regarding the limitation on the number of housing units permitted to build on one land, by way of splitting an existing housing unit, subject to several conditions:
The housing unit to be split is a land-attached unit, which is built on a property which fits no more then 4 apartment per dunam (1000 m2).
The area of the land-attached unit to be split is at least 120 square meters.
The area of the residential unit to be added shall not be less than 45 square meters, and will include a separate kitchen, toilet and entrance.