Is My Dream House Legal?
To know for sure that your future Spanish apartment or villa is legal, you can find a checklist of documents you can check below. So make sure that you are in possession of all these documents before you go to make a purchase of your new home. Always let some guide you in this process, either by a Spanish lawyer or a gestor. This way you can avoid possible conflicts.
- Ask the seller for a copy of the Escritura so that you know on who’s name the property is, what the official address is and what the registrations number of the property is,(with these details you can do important checks on the property).
- A building permit for the house
- Habitability statement
- An inspection certificate from a qualified expert or the object was approved by the municipality and corresponds to the license issued.
- Registration of the property on the land register – “registro de propiedad)
- A certificate from the land register showing the legal situation of the building is described, also known as the nota simple.
- Insurance to cover any defects in the construction
- Evidence of essential utility services, such as gas, water, electricity and telephone reception are available.
- Articles of association from the owners
- Receipt of last year’s property taxes
- Proof that there are no late taxes for the home
- A formal confirmation and a public document which proves that there are no existing leases for the home
We strongly advise you to contact a Spanish lawyer or Gestor. If you are missing information or if you might have some useful tips for the stage of the move, Please do let us know and we will include them.