Building your own home in Spain, part 2: architects and planning permission

Building your own home in Spain, part 2: architects and planning permission

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. 
Building your own home in Spain

Building your own home in Spain

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.
News from Spain: tax, celebrities and cleaner water

News from Spain: tax, celebrities and cleaner water

There is excellent news for property buyers in Spain this week. Read the latest on lower Spanish taxes, stronger protection for buyers and ever cleaner beaches. And if you’re tempted to buy a Spanish home, check out a bargain on a celebrity couple’s rather special home in Mallorca too! If you’ve got a spare €30 million that is…
Buying property in Madrid

Buying property in Madrid

Madrid’s global influence for art and culture continues to grow. Financially, it is 14th in the Global Cities Index, scoring highly for business and communications. Now, that would be merely interesting, rather than tempting for buyers, were it not that Madrid is wonderful place to live, work and invest too. Let’s take a look around.
Why I’m relaxed about Brexit!

Why I’m relaxed about Brexit!

With Brexit on the horizon, what’s the mood among homeowners in Spain? Our roving Editor-at-Large Richard Way, a homeowner on the Costa Brava himself, was on the front line last week and found that the joys of life in Spain are unaffected. 

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