If you’ve already bought an off-plan property and it’s not quite what you expected, or you’re thinking of buying one but have some worries, help is at hand. The Spanish authorities have learnt from the mistakes of years ago and have strict legal protections for buyers these days. Specialist lawyer JLCA & AS Lawyers explain how to protect yourself now and get redress for past problems.
Spain has so many different types of places to buy: farmhouses out in the countryside, mountain chalets, beach apartments, city lofts, fishermen’s cottages, villas, urbanisations, golf courses and resort-type developments. There really is something for everyone. We recently looked at property on golf courses, and this week we take a look at life in a resort.
Whether you’re having your home built from scratch or just need your patio resurfaced, finding a builder in Spain is easy. But where do you start, what will you pay and what are the local rules about building? In part 3 of our series on self-building in Spain, we’ve got to the business end of the process.
How do you find an architect and get the planning permission to build your own home in Spain? Last month we covered buying a building plot in Spain, and the basic types of land to build a property. When you’ve bought the plot, if you haven’t already, you will need to get an architect in Spain. Together you will be able to test the basic feasibility of your project, refine it, cost it and get planning permission.
Could you build your own home in Spain? Maybe not personally, but planning it, designing it and finding the professionals to built it ? A surprising number of British and other international buyers do.
How to pay for your Spanish property
NEW GUIDE! Can you get a Spanish mortgage? How much rental income could you make?
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