There is a potential amnesty for legalization of approximately 30,000 homes in The Balearics, where they are constructed on Balearic Rural Land ( LOUS)
It is estimated that about 1,000 properties in Ibiza , and roughly 30,000 homes on Mallorca, may be able to take advantage of a 3 year amnesty that is about to be launched.
The plan is for a new legal system, for the regulation of rural land, where there is the possibility for property owners to legalize building work undertaken, where permission was neither sought, nor granted. This could include house extensions, swimming pools, terraces or basements.
This is not planned to apply to properties in areas where they are protected by the Law of Natural Areas, which goes back to 1991, and it’s not for buildings of less than 8 years in age.
Palma Lawyer will be on hand to advise whether your property might be included in the planned amnesty.
Here’s what we will be able to do for you, if we believe your case applies:
- Analyse your case.
We review your case, and discuss the technicalities with an architect
- Organise for the payment of any sanctions or stamp duty
Because the property has been improved, we will arrange for the necessary licences from the council. We will also arrange for the payment of any outstanding stamp duty. Finally, we will assess the cost of any sanction. This is usually 15% of the value of the home, or installation, if this is processed in the first year. After that, the cost rises.
- Oversee any technical work needed in construction
If there’s any construction work required to adapt, or improve, the property we will oversee it. This is likely to be required in order to obtain a housing certificate for things like a sceptic tank.
- The paperwork: Registration with the Property Registration Office
We will prepare the Declaration of Works so that the Land registry can be altered to reflect the legal changes. We then attend the Property Registry Office and the Land Registry Office. If there is minor work to be changed, this can be done by us at the Town hall.