Building near boundaries..

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  • #52183
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    Quick Question

    We want to put up a shed in our garden, our builder tells us it has to be 3 ms from any boundary due to building regulations here, but if we ask and get permission from the person who owns the field behind, we can put it closer to his land. He also says the bit of land directly under the neighbours roof that overhangs belongs to the neighbours house and not us…can understand need of access but really!

    Anyone come accross this – its not a major problem, the man who owns the field is lovely and we have just dug a huge ditch through it to connect us to the mains drainage, with his permission so I doubt he will object to us putting up a shed 1 m from his land, on the other side of a very think dry stone wall but I thought it an interesting point, is this a regulation or what?

    Thanks
    Heather

  • #66623
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    We want to put up a shed in our garden, our builder tells us it has to be 3 ms from any boundary due to building regulations here

    True

    the bit of land directly under the neighbours roof that overhangs belongs to the neighbours house and not us…

    Not quite, it depends on lot’s of things more…

    if we ask and get permission from the person who owns the field behind, we can put it closer to his land

    I doubt he will object to us putting up a shed 1 m from his land

    Yep, you can even attach it to the boundary…

    Problem is (yes there is always a problem) Town Hall will require that permission to be granted before a Notary in an official deed in order to grant you a building license and that costs money…

    Cesar

  • #66637
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    I need a building licence to put up a shed????? A normal garden shed, giving me a whole 4 ms of space in which to put my garden tools…

    Well, no one told me that, so am I now in lots of trouble for erecting a shed without a licence 😕

    Hadn’t even thought about the need for a licence I’m afraid…maybe Cesar, if you ever have the time, you can write an article about the need for building licences!! Well, we had better go and measure the space between the shed and the wall as well then!

    Oh joy….

    Heather

  • #66650
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    It can get worse, I to have an illegal shed 😆 a) because it has to be within 5 metres of the boundary b) because the size of the shed (not very big believe me) will take us over the permisable roof space for the plot. Silly me I had mistakenly thought that a shed was a movable (therefore not permanant) structure and would not need permissions or licences.

    All seems very strange when you consider that some developers build houses and apartment blocks without permisions and licences and manage to later on get them legalised, or build the same in prohibited areas 😕 😡

    I only want a shed 😥

    Jim

  • #66756
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    In general, as this may be completed with local planning regulations, an administrative (Town Hall) license is required in every procedure related with the use of the land…

    This includes every act of building or land use as:

    Plot attachments or detachments, any kind of earthmoving, fencing or repairing existing fences (I’m not sure if you use this word in english but I’m not talking about swords here 🙂 ), building (including new buildings and works of restoring existing constructions that may involve structure changes or modifying the outside appearance), demolishing, the first use of a building (the so infamous LFO) use changes, installing advertisements than could be seen from public ways, cutting down trees…

    In short, every action except minor works not involving alteration of volume, use, common services, number of dwellings, outer design, foundations, structure and/or security conditions.

    The ‘shed’ you are describing is called here ‘caseta de aperos’ and I’m afraid that even being a simple construction you will need a license as it involves altering the total volume or gross floor area built in your plot.

    This is the strict ‘legal’ answer… Of course lots of people don’t ask for license for this simple buildings as it’s most probably no one will even notice you have this tiny shed installed if your neighbor does not mind or care… But I may tell you I do have here a couple of cases in process involving demolishing orders by the Town Hall… 🙁

    Cesar

  • #66773
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    Why then can you buy a shed from a DIY store, such as AKI or Leroy without anyone telling you that you need a building licence? It would make sense for them to at least have to tell you this!

    Does that mean my lawnmower etc needs a LFO in order to live inside the shed 😀

    Thanks for your help Cesar, but I hope you don’t get offended if I say rude things about the Ayuntamiento and their lovely new buildings and their lack of ability to actually do anything for my money!….(but thats another story..)

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