In Spain, the estate owner covers this cost and in some urbanized areas there may be remaining debts for many years back. Some homeowners have been thinking ahead and saved up for this, but others have postponed the problem. It may occur sums around 10 000-30 000 euro, on average.
Building techniques are a whole chapter of their own. They differ from those in northern Europe and many homes were built before any regulations were in place. For this reason, it’s not possible to simply assume that the construction is in accordance with laws and regulations.
If you feel that you lack the language skills or time/will to learn everything you need to know about the laws and bureaucracy necessary to navigate your way to a successful deal you don’t need to give up on your dream. By utilizing professional, qualified help from your very own representative (an Exclusive Buyers Agent) throughout the purchase process you can save a great deal of money (for the many trips you won’t have to do, for the lower negotiated price, and by avoiding costly mistakes), as well as a great deal of time.
We, Homebase Spain, are aware of the problems and ensure that they won’t affect you. We work for you, just as eagerly as you would yourself, and in the same way we would if it was for ourselves. For your safety we’re registered in the real estate registrar of Catalonia, members of the Spanish real estate association, liability ensured, follow the ethics code of the association and are members of the international real estate and developer federation FIABCI (partner/advisor to the UN). But above all, we put a high personal commitment into our work for you. We look out for your best interests.