Welex, your expert property lawyer in Marbella, has the pleasure to write some lines with regards to the Spanish law of urgent measurements for the environmental and territorial adequacy of irregular buildings in Andalucía, Spain.
We find a new Decree that will revoke, among other regulations, the Spanish Decree 2/2012, of January 10, which regulated the regime of existing buildings and settlements on undeveloped land of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, because according to the background of the new Decree «the current regulation in the Andalusian legal system on this matter is extraordinarily messy and complex, which creates a scenario of uncertainty and legal insecurity.»
Indeed, Decree 2/2012 turned out to be of difficult practical application, since the municipalities were not able to determine whether irregular properties located in their territory could be considered «assimilated to out of planning.»
The new Spanish Decree, according to its own statement of reasons or background, will have an absolutely provisional character «until the new law on urban planning and land in Andalusia is approved». Do not hesitate to contact one of our multilingual property lawyers in Marbella now for any legal question!
The Decree will regulate the procedure of declaration of the situation of assimilated to out of planning of the irregular, isolated or grouped buildings, in urban, urbanizable and non-developable land in Spain in respect of which measures to restore the legality can no longer be adopted for having elapsed the deadlines established by law (6 years after the completion of the works).
These irregular but completed buildings in Andalucía, Spain, will not be able to access the basic services nor will any work be carried out until the administrative resolution of recognition of “assimilated to out of planning” is obtained.
The new Spanish Decree introduces the possibility of approving special plans to adapt environmentally and territorially the groups of irregular buildings, without the need for the approval of future general plans and their subsequent development.
The approval of these special plans does not imply a modification of the land classification in Spain, but will allow Spanish irregular buildings to have access to basic services for conservation and renovation works.
The Special Plan may establish the construction of small auxiliary elements as long as it does not affect the landscape and the environment.
These irregular buildings in Spain may be incorporated into urban planning, on the occasion of the drafting of the General Planning Plans, their revision or modification.
Finally, it is necessary to grant a municipal license for access to the Land Registry of any segregation that is carried out on non-developable land, so that the declaration of unnecessariness is dispensed with.
Welex, expert property lawyers in Marbella, have not wanted to enter the articles of the Decree-Law to avoid tedious reading to our readers.
If you have a property in undeveloped land in Spain and have doubts about your legal situation, contact the expert property lawyers in Marbella of Welex, where you will find answers to your questions.