Habitation Certificates

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  • #51260
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    Am I right in assuming that I should not go ahead to complete on a property that has not had its Habitation Certificates awarded yet. I understand that application has been made – how long can this process take? If the Habitation Certificate is refused by the Town Hall – am I stuck with the property?

    If I agree to use the water and electricity supplied by the builder – do I run the risk of committing an offence or losing some of my rights under the 10 year guarantee? Help

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    From experience, you cannot get a legal electricity meter form the electricity company without a Certificate of Habitation, it is now against the law, at least it is in Andalucia, for the electric company to supply electricity to an illegal house, i.e. without a certificate for first haboitation.

  • #59030
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    Dear Flamingo,

    Cédula de habitabilidad. It’s a document given by the administration in order to assure that the properties, buildings, has the right higienic and health conditions if they will be use as a residence.

    If you haven t got this licence, you won t be able to contract services, gas, water, and so on.

    Without this licence, you won t be able also to rent it or to resell it.

    No property can be legally used as a residence without this permit.

    Do not accept to sign a title deed without this certificate. Cheap properties can become expensive from one day to another.

    All the best,

    Sebas

    @flamingo wrote:

    From experience, you cannot get a legal electricity meter form the electricity company without a Certificate of Habitation, it is now against the law, at least it is in Andalucia, for the electric company to supply electricity to an illegal house, i.e. without a certificate for first haboitation.

  • #59034
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    Can anyone tell me the year habitacion certificates were introduced.

    My neighbours’ house was completed six months before ours and then sold on to the present residents in November 2002. The original owners didn’t move in. Ours was completed in February 2003.

    Our neighbours’ legal advisor arranged for their electricity bills to be in their name. Like us they don’t have a building licence, nor a habitacion certificate.

    We pay our electricity by direct debit to Sevillana, but the bill is in the builder’s name.

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