Please can someone explain the reasoning behind the “so-called” legal loophole which allows properties without building licenses to be registered with a “new works certificate” from an architect stating that a property is more than four year’s old.
For years it seems that this was the “back door” way to legalise your house, and Spanish people said that anything built on your land is yours, etc. etc.
A question to an on-line legal firm about this, came back with the answer “a property without a building license will always be illegal unless the law changes, the four years is the time in which the local authority can fine you for doing the illegal construction. “
So why can the property be registered four years after construction without a license, or can it?