How to qualify renovation of the store?

When designing stores in shopping centers, we often encounter doubts about how to qualify works consisting change of the arrangement for a new tenant.

As you know, renovation - by law - it's just a reconstruction of the existing state. It is often concluded that any construction work requires a building permit. In our practice, however, we have developed a different approach that finds support in the decisions of architectural departments.

Works in a store in a shopping center can be classified as current maintenance, aimed at keeping the premises in a state consistent with the purpose of the object. The possibility of such approach depends on the scope of changes in the installations.