Legalisation of rural properties in Coin, Malaga, Andalusia by De Cotta Law

Filed under : Conveyancing & Property Law, Property

The Coin Town Hall
has initiated a plan that if approved would regularize up to 90% of properties
on non-urban land.

The Coin
Town hall has initiated the process in order to regularise the situation of the
vast majority of illegal properties in the area. This would consist of issuing
certificates equivalent to the First Occupation Licence that would permit the
property to obtain correct contracts for utility supplies, and register the
building as a dwelling rather than a tool shed or such like.

At this current
moment there are approximately 7,000 building is coin built on non-urban land,
70% of these buildings believed to be houses. That means that approximately
4.000 houses could benefit this new law if approved.

The cost of
this certificate will be rather expensive. The cost will be approximately 5% of
the assessed value of the construction. This would be the equivalent to cost of
obtaining the corresponding initial building licences that have not been
obtained on these properties.

De Cotta
Law of Sierra Chica, Coín (opposite La Trocha) will be investigating this and
will shortly advise in respect of the criteria for properties which can be
legalised and the procedure which is required.