To be able to include in your property deeds any building extension's that has been carried out to your property and have them inscribed in The Property Registry Office, there are two options to do so.
- If a municipal license was applied for to carry out the building work, you are able to declare this in a notary's presence, also presenting the technicians project, municipal building license and the certificate known as the 'end of work certificate'. (Certificado de fin de obra)
- You can also declare the extension's on your property, using an antiquity certificate, this certificate must be drawn up by a qualified architect or technician and in said certificate it must state the square meters of the property as well as the square meters that the extension's comprises of, as well as certifying that the carried out extension's are more than 4 years old, prior to 20th of August 2014.
With this antiquity certificate, you would be able to sign before a notary a new deed for the property, there fore ensuring that the physical condition of the property meets with the registered description.
The habitation certificate, also known as the 1st occupation license is granted by the Town Hall, which serves to prove that the property meets all the conditions and requirements to be deemed habitable.
In order to apply for the habitation certificate, apart from paying the corresponding fees, you must submit a certificate elaborated by a qualified architect or technician that has checked that the property meets all requirements to be classed as habitable.
Once applied for, there is always the possibility that the Town Hall's architect may consider it necessary to visit the property to also check that it meet's the living conditions in order to be able to grant the habitation certificate.
If the Town Hall's architect does not consider that the property is habitable, the Town Hall will require that the owner carry out necessary modifications to better meet with the requirements, modifications such as the installation of a ventilation system, improve the gas and smoke escape location or modify plug sockets in bathrooms, etc...
We can assist you in both process.