Licence of First Occupation revisited

Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of client queries on what a Licence of First Occupation (LFO) was in the boom years, I decided to write a fact sheet back in 2005. Over time it evolved, as I added more and more FAQs, resulting in the extended revamped article you are now reading. A LFO is also commonly referred to as a First Occupancy Licence, First Occupation Licence, Cédula de Ocupación or Cédula de Habitabilidad.

Read Spanish lawyer Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt’s comprehensive, updated guide to Spanish licences of first occupancy for the latest expert opinion. It’s more important than ever at a time when so many Spanish developers are going to the wall.


About Mark Stücklin

Mark Stücklin is a Barcelona-based Spanish property market analyst, and author of the ‘Spanish Property Doctor’ column in the Sunday Times (2005 – 2008). He can be reached by email on ms@spanishpropertyinsight.com. All articles published in good faith as a general guide but no substitute for professional advice. Please read the SPI disclaimer

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