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 plot, 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. 
Spain’s top 10 family-friendly islands

Spain’s top 10 family-friendly islands

Sun, sea, sand and short flights from home – Spain’s islands have been firm family favourites for decades among tourists and property buyers alike. Our recent survey showed that almost 1/4 of our readers want to buy in the Balearics or Canaries, so this week, I’m looking at the very best, family-friendly islands to purchase a home.  
Building your own home in Spain, part 1: Buying the Land

Building your own home in Spain, part 1: Buying the Land

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. But first of all, they need to find the land to build on. So in this, the first part of our special guide to self-building your Spanish home, we’re heading on a recce to find the perfect plot, and buy it!
Why not spend every winter in Spain?

Why not spend every winter in Spain?

I want to live in Spain – just not all year! There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds, and if that means enjoying a British summer and a Spanish winter, why not? Moreover, limiting your time in Spain to winter means you can rent it out all summer for a healthy profit. Sounds tempting doesn’t it?
Why move to the Balearic Islands?

Why move to the Balearic Islands?

The Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Ibiza, are an archipelago of islands in the western Mediterranean Sea. According to the National Statistics Institute, property sales in the Balearics are increasing by 32.3% year-on-year. So, why do the islands hold such widespread appeal?

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