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Still worried

Post Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:04 am

We have a piece of land in Almogia, Malaga. We are still waiting for confirmation of our building permit.
We have owned the land for more than two years and we were hoping we would be building our villa by now. Our agent and architect keep saying "things take time here" and "not to worry" yet I read an article a couple of weeks ago stating that the building laws in Almogia are about to change again, and that all building on rustic land is to be stopped unless you already hold a building permit, or the land has a ruin on it.
I am very worried, but my agent says it will be okay because we have already submitted our application to the council.
I can't find out if the laws have already changed, or if our application is safe. Has anyone else come across details of these new laws, or is in a similar situation as us?
I was looking at an immobliers web site last night and they are still selling rustic land in Almogia and say building permits are imminent.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated


Regards.
Almogia.

 

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:20 pm

Hi Almogia

I think you should contact the townhall yourself and find out for sure as the junta de andalucia is coming down hard on building regulations lately, and do not take the word of your estate agent. I know of many people who were sold 'building land' that was infact illegal they have built houses and have been fined 50,000-60,000E one person I know had their house demolished and now unicasa is reselling their land as buildable land. If your land is classified as rustic you may have a problem, is there other houses around you? Do you live on a street that may be entered into the urbanistic plan? If you have a solicitor get them to look into it asap if not you need to get an independent solicitor.

 

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Re: Still worried

Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:24 am

Hi Raquel. Thanks for your reply.
Our plot/plateau of 25,000 sqm is on rustic land. There are 17 plots and currently there is 4 villas built. There is water and electricity to each plot. Our neighbour is directly adjacent to our plot and has been there 3 years.
Our solicitor has been trying to get some answers from the architect, (the architect has been paid in full) but he is not replying to his voice mail. Also, he says the town hall phone line has been constantly engaged and when he finally got through, they promised to get back to him with the information he requested but we still haven't got answers yet. It feels like they are playing for time for what ever reason. It’s very worrying.
I thought of trying to contact the town hall myself but didn’t because I don't speak Spanish and didn’t want to mess things up.
Don't know what to do next.

 

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Re: Still worried

Post Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:11 am

- almogia

Hi Raquel. Thanks for your reply.
Our plot/plateau of 25,000 sqm is on rustic land. There are 17 plots and currently there is 4 villas built. There is water and electricity to each plot. Our neighbour is directly adjacent to our plot and has been there 3 years.
Our solicitor has been trying to get some answers from the architect, (the architect has been paid in full) but he is not replying to his voice mail. Also, he says the town hall phone line has been constantly engaged and when he finally got through, they promised to get back to him with the information he requested but we still haven't got answers yet. It feels like they are playing for time for what ever reason. It’s very worrying.
I thought of trying to contact the town hall myself but didn’t because I don't speak Spanish and didn’t want to mess things up.
Don't know what to do next.



Hi almogia

Lots of people are having problems Town halls, officals and solicitors are trying to keep out if trouble by dragging their feet many of them could find them selves in bid trouble as they have been giving permission for building when they should not have.

The controversial Planes de Ordenación de Territorio (POTs), which define development plans for the next decade is what they are worried about visit this website for more info lots of information on what is happening if you go through the archives www.andalucia.com/news/archive.htm

In some areas they have agreed to the POTs in other areas they are still waiting I know this does tell you what you want hear but keep your eye on the above website you might find out quicker than you will from any where else

Rosalie

 

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