Significant incentives are granted by the government to residents and building contractors who implement the TAMA 38 program. For example, a contractor who reinforces and renovates an entire building according to the required standards has the right to add more floors (and apartments) to the building. By selling these new apartments, the contractor can cover construction and project expenses and make a profit.
The National Outline Plan 38, Amendment 2, allows for demolition of the existing building and construction of a new standards-compliant building in its place. Apartment owners receive a new apartment in place of their old one and the contractor is granted the additional rights and benefits of the TAMA plan.