Technical Certificates Attesting the Antiquity of Buildings and Pools in Spain
The Antiquity Certificate is the document needed at the Notary to update the Title Deeds with any alterations introduced to the property, such as pools or extensions, done with or without a license. In the case of having done an extension or pool without a license, the Antiquity Certificate, frecuently known by the general public as “RETROSPECTIVE LICENCE”, is also very useful to guard against possible sanctions/fines, and to protect/state the legal situation of the property, in case the law would change.
In any case it’s highly recommended to avoid putting off potential buyers, due to the existence of undeclared buildings even if done with a license, to have your Antiquity Certficate ready. In the case that registration is not possible, the Antiquity Certificate serves to offer any potential buyer the maximum possible security against Townhall penalties.
Architect 88 provides technical certificates attesting the antiquity of buildings and constructions in Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja, Murcia and Vega Baja, requiring only your NIE and current Title Deeds. Later using satelitte images and software we check the age of the pool or extension (pictured is an example used in the procedure for Antiquity Certificate) and combine information this with the measurements and documentation taken during our on-site visit. The Antiquity Certificate is stamped by the Official College of Architects of Alicante and delivered within 7-10 days. The applicant can then either update and register the Title Deeds, or wait for the change of the Property Titleholders at the Notary.