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under a valid building permit. 6.3 Change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building or structure or
portion thereof without the corresponding Certificate of Change of Occupancy. 7. Non-Conforming Use or Occupancy:
The use of occupancy of any building or structure legally authorized under R.A. 6541 or any
existing city or municipal building code or ordinance prior to the adoption of the National
Building Code (P.D. 1096) may be continued although such use or occupancy does not conform
tot he approved land use and/or zoning ordinance.
However, no such non-conforming use or occupancy shall be enlarged or increased or
extended to occupy a greater area of land than that already occupied by such building or
structure. Neither shall such non-conforming use or occupancy be moved in whole or in part, to
any other portion of the lot or parcel of land where such non-conforming use or occupancy exists.
A building/structure whose non-conforming use or occupancy has ceased for more than (1)
year, or has been changed to a use permitted in the District/City/Municipality in which it is
located, shall not be reviewed as a non-conforming use. A non-conforming building or structure, or a group of non-conforming buildings or structures
related to one use and under one ownership, which have been damaged or destroyed by typhoons,
fires, earthquakes, or other calamities, may be reconstructed and used as before provided that
such reconstruction is done which twelve (12) months from the date of such damage, and
provided, further, that the cost of the reconstruction is not more than twenty percent (20%) of the
original construction cost of the buildings or structure. The structural repair and/or alteration of a non-conforming building/structure may be allowed
once subsequent to or after the effectivity of the code and of this Rule provided the total cost
thereof shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of its fair market value, and provided further that
such repair/alteration shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Code.
8. Abatement/Demolition of Dangerous or Ruinous Buildings and Structures:
When any building or structure is found or declared to be a nuisance, dangerous or ruinous, the
Building Official shall order its repair, vacation or demolition depending upon the degree of
danger to life, health, safety and/or well-being of the general public and its occupants. the
condition or defect that would render any building or structure dangerous or ruinous as well as
the procedures for abatement and/or demolition of dangerous buildings or structures are those
provided under Rule VII of the Implementing Rules and Regulations.
9. Imposition of Administrative Fines:
The Minister or his duly authorized representative may prescribe and impose fees not exceeding
ten thousand pesos in the following cases, subject to the terms and procedure as hereunder
9.1 Erecting, constructing, altering, repairing,...
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