3.1 Section 34

Most of the heritage resources protected under Section 34 of the NHRA will fall under private ownership, even though they are considered to be part of the national estate. In most cases, this will represent private residential units. Although any action needs the permission of the relevant heritage resources authority, the owner of the property does not lose any rights over his or her property. Considering the heritage significance of the said property, it is in the interest of the property owner to ensure that any changes are appropriately approved. The significance of complying with the legal requirements relating to the nature of such alterations that need to be approved may have a direct impact on the financial value of the property. Therefore, disregarding the legal framework covered in Section 34 of the NHRA is only detrimental to the property owner if they no longer attach any financial or any other values to the said property.


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