25,000 Illegal Homes in Andalucia to be Legalised

The Andalusian Parliament approved, with the favorable votes of PSOE, PP and Ciudadanos, an amendment of the Law on Urban Planning of Andalusia (LOUA). This amendment will be applicable to some 25,000 illegal homes, 8% of the total of the illegal properties of the Region which appears, according to … [Read more...]

Spain’s Supreme Court applies law 57/68 to urban illegalities

In a recent judgment dated 12th September 2016, the Supreme Court states that if either nullity or cancellation of the contract of sale of illegal housing is requested, Law 57/68 and its entire body of doctrine apply. Due to the masterful interpretation recently being applied to Law 57/68 cases … [Read more...]

Nullity of mortgages on illegal properties

A thinking after finding some excellent Court Decisions by Appeal Courts (Burgos is always great on protecting consumers rights of off plan buyers): Nullity of sale due to lack of consent by the buyer as he did not know or knew wrongly on important features of the property BRINGS ATTCHED the … [Read more...]

Are you paying a Spanish mortgage on a property with no licence?

Do you have a Spanish Mortgage on a Property with no licence? Valuators should have never given those properties the high value they did. Finances Department in Spain, passed a regulation in 2003 which established these checks as minimums: Article 7 Minimum Checks 1. To determine the … [Read more...]

Mortgage Default Assistance

Are you struggling to pay a super-mortgage on a house for which the initial valuation was highly-inflated? Is the Bank not listening to you? Is your pension not enough to cover such an expensive mortgage? Do you feel that you cannot keep living this way? Is the situation destroying your … [Read more...]

A win precedent. 4 British families will be compensated and their (illegal) houses not demolished

A recent ruling by Judge Maria Teresa Vidaurreta of Criminal Court No. 2 of Almeria considers first time the moral damage and suffering of homebuyers whose properties were later on classified as illegal houses since they were built on non-for-building land. The victims, most of them Brits who bought … [Read more...]

Notaries, Planning Law and property transfer in Spain

This is what Land Act in Spain says (not too clearly, by the way), on Notaries, planning status, and transmission of property in Spain: Transfer of property does not produce any change in regards to obligations related to planning/zoning regulations ( toward Zoning Authorities).  The new owner " … [Read more...]

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