Staff Reporter

THE Balearic government yesterday approved a proposal which would give local authorities the right to access properties more than half a century old for structural checks every ten years. The government also wants a registry of rental contracts in such properties created.

Jaume Carbonero, regional Minister for Housing and Public Works, said yesterday after a cabinet meeting that the draft law will mean that the Balearic Islands will no longer be the only region of the country where local authority checks of this nature are not obligatory.

Carbonero is to recommend to the Balearic Parliament that the bylaw be extended to the whole of region as currently, it is only in force in Palma.