The Neptune Baths property contains an area of 2,900 m³ of land listed in the land book no. 30374 Herculane Baths, cadastre no. 30374, and the historical monument with a built area of 2,75 m³ with cadastre no. 30374-C1.
The real estate was purchased by the couple Verbițchi Valeriu and Verbițchi Alexandrina in 2009 from the company Hercules S.A. Subsequently, only the building was transferred to Herculane Baths City (the owner erroneously mentioned in the CF being the Local Council, while the real owner being the U.A.T.) based on the exchange contract no. 2754/2012.
Several legal sequesters regarding the property are noted in the land book.
Two of the sequesters, those of a criminal nature, concern only the land. The other two seizures, which * appear to have been instituted in a forced execution, concern both the land and the building. The establishment of civil sequesters on the building is most likely an error, these being subsequent to the moment of the transfer of the building to the municipality. We have not obtained any other information regarding the civil sequesters.
Regarding the legal sequesters:
– The first one is related to a dispute that has been resolved in the penal trial, while the civil trial is in the appeal phase and it is still ongoing, having the next deadline 14 May 2020.
– The second one concerns a trial that is still in the prosecution phase, so we estimate that it will take a longer time until it is completed.
*We do not have access to all documents regarding the legal status of the property.
The property private owners have not given their consent for the Neptune Baths to be put in use, and the sequesters prevent us from applying for a European/national financing programme, thus the only type of work we can do at the moment is to secure and remove the public danger label.
We aim to secure the building from a legal point of view, in order to be able to develop an integrated long-term strategy regarding the refurbishment of the house.