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Obtaining a Habitation Certificate in the Valencian Region: A Guide for Home Sellers

To obtain a habitation certificate for selling a resale property in the Valencian region, including the areas around Torrevieja, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Check for an existing habitation certificate: If the property has previously been sold and a habitation certificate was issued, it may still be in force. You can check with the local town hall to confirm this.
  2. Request an inspection from the local town hall: If the property does not have an existing habitation certificate, or if the certificate has expired, you will need to request an inspection from the local town hall. The procedure for requesting an inspection typically involves the following steps:
  • Contact the local town hall to request an inspection
  • Complete any necessary forms or paperwork to request the inspection
  • Pay any required fees for the inspection
  • Schedule a date and time for the inspection

Forms: Depending on the town hall, you may need to complete a request for inspection form and provide relevant documentation.

  1. Prepare the property for inspection: Before the inspection, you’ll need to make sure the property is in good condition and meets all relevant regulations. This may involve making any necessary repairs or renovations. To ensure the property is prepared for inspection, consider the following:
  • Ensure the property has functioning electrical, plumbing and heating systems
  • Check that the property is in compliance with local building codes and regulations
  • Make any necessary repairs, such as fixing any cracks or leaks
  • Clean and declutter the property

If there have been any building works or alterations to the property that are not reflected in the escritura, this may affect the outcome of the inspection. It is important to inform the local town hall of any such works or alterations so that they can be taken into consideration during the inspection.

  1. Attend the inspection: You or your representative must be present during the inspection to answer any questions the inspector may have.
  2. Receive the habitation certificate: If the property passes inspection, the town hall will issue a habitation certificate, which is required for selling the property.

The cost of obtaining a habitation certificate will vary depending on the town hall and the size of the property, but it is usually around 200-300 euros.

The process of obtaining a habitation certificate can be straightforward, but it can also be time-consuming and require some effort to prepare the property for inspection. If you prefer not to handle the process yourself, you can consider hiring a lawyer specialized in property transactions to assist you or purchase the relevant upgrade in our upgrade store using one of our selected partners.

Sellers, you need a habitation certificate (Cédula de Habitilidad)

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