It shouldn’t be the case that you are left to pick up the pieces after placing your trust in the homebuying process to find out you have bought a property that is not what you expected it to be. Our survey shows that people found out too late that their casita or swimming pool is in fact illegal, tolerated or time barred or that essential documents were not in order. Survey respondents felt that nobody had highlighted the consequences, or they had downplayed the consequences in the interest of the transaction. Almost everyone trusted that ‘’the people who guide me (maybe even in their own mother tongue) are friendly professionals who wouldn’t do that’’. Unfortunately, the reality is that this does happen in every price range, from small apartments to luxurious villas.
In Spain, believe it or not, you will find residential areas and apartment-complexes that are completely illegal. According to the Spanish Consumer Association (OCU), six out of eleven new construction projects do not have a permit (see article OCU).
Casa Propia is committed to help homeowners who bought a problem house in good faith. Together we will find a structural solution.