1. What is a certificate of habitability?
The habitability certificate is a document that certifies that a property meets the minimum habitability requirements established by the Law of Housing. Having this document up to date means that the property is suitable for residence.
The document is issued by the city council of each locality and to obtain it you need a technical report from an architect or engineer that confirms that your home complies with the regulations.
2. What autonomous communities require the habitability certificate to buy/sell a house?
From 17 autonomous communities, nine require the habitability certificate: Asturias, Balearics, Cantabria, Catalonia, Extremadura, La Rioja, Murcia, Navarre, Valencia
3. How can I obtain the habitability certificate and what do I need?
We have three ways to obtain this document. Although the convenient way will depend on the location of your home and your circumstances:
On your own: in Mallorca, Balearic Islands, according to the government website of Palma, the necessary documents are:
– Application form and payment of fees.
– Certificate of habitability issued by a competent technician.
– Last contribution receipt.
– Last bills for water and electricity.
– Simple copy of the land-book.
– Photocopy of the applicant’s ID.
Through a specialised technician: When hiring the services of a professional, he or she can take care of the entire procedure, including the payment of the respective fees. The cost of the technician varies depending on the location of your property.
Through our real estate agency: we, as well as a specialised technician, guarantee you the process without you having to worry.
Simply send us your contact information to Maxo Real Estate and we will go ahead with the procedures.
4. How long is the certificate of habitability valid for?
The certificate expires after 10 or 15 years, depending on the locality and the type of certificate. To renew it, you may have to make reforms to get the house to meet the requirements of the law.
5. What do the regulations say about the habitability certificate?
Article 26 (Law 18/2007, of December 28, on the right to housing) is that establishes everything about the habitability certificate.
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