July 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm #55102
Can anyone give me some legal advice, I bought a dlapidated terraced house in Torrox 4 yrs ago for cash. Instead of steadily repairing it I was advised to gut it and start again, this I did and paid for plans to be drawn up. Now I have no more money to proceed and doubt if I will have in near future, estimate to build 60,000 euros approx. House has been for sale since, it has walls a facia and front door but no roof . My question is can I put a proper door in and say tile the floor, have water and electric turned on and use the interior for holidays by putting up a tent maybe putting in a portaloo, camping stove. ?
I know I cannot build without plans in place but as it belongs to me I am thinking as long as items in there are not fixed I could use it, at least for holidays in summer
would appreciate any advice
July 11, 2009 at 8:47 am #93334
You will not be able to get services connected until the property has been reformed and received its habitability certificate i.e. the Architect signs it off as habitable and the Ayuntamiento concurs.
Technically, any works however minor, would require a works licence from the Ayuntamiento.
Did you get as far as applying for a Major Works Licence or Reform Licence? If so, be aware that these have a “use by” date.
If your property has no roof its remaining structure will deteriorate rapidly. I would suggest you at least make the property watertight otherwise your “asset” will lose value by the day.
July 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm #93335
Hi thanks for info,
I got as far as the plans being approved but at that point was told I had to pay 4000 euros within 14 days which was refundable when the work was complete, a sort of insurance in case there was a mess left in the street. Do I even have to get permit to change the front door from a gate? The walls have been rendered for protection by the neighbours.
July 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm #93344
I had to pay 4000 euros within 14 days which was refundable when the work was complete, a sort of insurance in case there was a mess left in the street. Do I even have to get permit to change the front door from a gate?
I have never heard of this. To whom?
If your plans have been approved, as I said, check the “use by” date.
Yes, to change the front door you need a minor works licence, strictly speaking.
July 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm #93345
The Architect I used to draw up plans said the plans were approved but to get a work licence I had pay 4000 euros to the town hall as a sort of insurance which would be refunded when the work was complete and I had 14 days to do this. I believe the plans were approved but that they would not give out a work permit until I paid 4000 euros.
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