CONSULTATION: Dear lawyers, We have built a property in La Marina Alta (Alicante) in accordance with the building or construction license granted by the Town Hall. But now, this same city council refuses to give us the occupation license or habitability certificate, saying that we should have paid or transferred to them some land as […]
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In compliance with the European directives 2002/91/EC and 2010/31/EU, Spain has granted the Royal Decree 235/2013 concerning the basic procedure for certification of energy efficiency or performance of buildings, which has been published on the 13th /04/2013, and is already in force. This Royal Decree establishes the obligation to deliver to purchasers or users and […]
REAL ESTATE LAW IN SPAIN: Is your property registered at the Catastro as well as the Registro? Who cares? Here’s a simple way to find out and why it pays to do so.
Most people are surprised to learn that Spain has two property registration systems that co-exist side by side. This means that a property is registered (or at least should be) in two different places, each one holding different information about the property. Unfortunately however the two bodies do not share information with one another terribly […]