Houses without planning knocked

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    I have a deposit down on a house in the Costa Dorada and am due to go over in a couple of weeks to finalise the sale. I have heard that houses are being knocked at the moment because of planning laws and permissions not gotten properly. does anyone know anymore about this? the house I’m buying is on the deeds as an agricultural building.

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    Hi Niamh

    If it is down as an agricultural building then that is what you are buying. Agricultural land has a different status to rustic land and there are limits to what you can do on it – ie it must be for agricultural uses. I would check further if I were you

    Regards

    Vince

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    Hi Vince,

    Thanks for that, it’s basically a new house on 11,000m2. it’s on the the deeds as being there 6 years and an agricultural building. there are almond and olive trees on the land which at present a local man picks and in return keeps the land neat. Are we ok to be using this as a holiday home, I am aware that we wont be able to extend the house but this doesn’t bother me??? if you or anyone has any knowledge on this kind of situation please HELP!!!!!!!

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    Hi Niamh

    it differs from region to region and even town hall to town hall what you can and cant do. If the house is classed as apero (i think it is called) then all it is good for is to use for weekends – you are not allowed to have any sort of residence there. (Apero may be a local term here but it basically means a farm shed that was used where the farmers stayed with the animals whilst tilling the land)

    If it is a casa rustica then with 11,000M you have enough land to have a building on – the minimum is 10,000M. You would need to speak to the townhall though to find out what is and isnt permitted. One thing though. You may be fine with it as it is but what if you need to sell it – will the potential purchasers be happy with a weekend holiday place?

    Regards

    Vince

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