SKH architects are glad to help and give advice on buying property in Spain. We also produce a survey on any property or land and can give the details of an independent English speaking Spanish lawyer if required.
Before you complete your property purchase you should make sure that:
You have seen the Land Registry extract (nota simple), available from the Colegio de Registradores (translations into English for an additional fee), and checked the following details:
The property and land for sale match the details registered and the sellers are the registered owner(s).
There are no debts or charges, such as a mortgage, on the property.
-There are no legal proceedings initiated against the property for contravention of land planning law. You have checked that planning permissions are in order and the property is a legal build. This is particularly relevant when buying off-plan or direct from a developer. The town hall can inform you whether the building has all licences and permissions and provide details of the type of land. If the property is built on rural land or land that is not classified for construction, additional confirmation should be sought from the regional government as to whether they have authorised the construction.
This house was built with full planning permission and is listed within the Planning Department’s Catalogue of Masias (Plan Especial de Masies) under reference CR 1006. It is therefore fully recognised and ‘legalised’ unlike many rural buildings in Spain.
You have carried out property survey. Whilst this is not obligatory it is wise to get an architect to check the property.
We would be happy to provide any interested party with a survey. Please contact us for more information.
The following advice is taken from official UK government website: