Buying buildable land in Majorca urban and rural plots.

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The process of the construction of a new house Majorca a brief guide, properties purchased off plan and from constructors also follow the same process. 

Urban Building Plots Majorca;  Urban land in Mallorca within the limits of villages or urbanisations generally permit 40% of the area of the plot to be used for construction. Types of construction single family homes apartments or commercial are controlled by how the plot is categized at the planning department of the local town hall.

All urban plots have the possibility of connections for electricity water and sewerage, though there are costs to make the connections.

All new build construction requires an application for a licence Obra Mayor from the relevant town hall which included a topographical and geotechnical survey, full architectural plans which are created by an Architect who will appoint a Technical Architect / Aparejador both of whom are registered with the Collage of Architecture in Mallorca.

When the construction is completed the property with be granted a Certificado fin de obra if the construction has been completed correctly, when the certificate has been granted the property can then be registered with the land registry offices a new property deed created Escritura, and the certificates which are required to complete the project are applied for by the Architect or Technical Architect, Certificado de Habitabilidad, Certificado de Energética.

With those certificates and the final and permanente connections for water, electricity are completed. 

Any application of a licence Obra Mayor can also included archaeologist fees, if the plot is categized as within an historic area.

Construction or reform without a licence can result in large fines, construction which does not follow the plans submitted can also result in large fines.

Rural Building Plots Majorca; Rural plots of land in Mallorca for construction are required to be larger than 14.200m2 the area for construction is normally 1% or 1.5% of the area of the plot this lower limit of 14.200m2 maybe increased in 2022/23. Some town halls have higher requirements than 14.200m2, and there are restrictions to construction of plots of land which are subject to erosion are close to riverbeds, forestry, and areas registered as of historic or environmental interest.

There are regulations as to the division of plots of land before 1996 which may mean the plots over 14.200m2 are not granted permission to construct.

Some structures which existed before 1956 on land in Mallorca of less than 14.200m2 maybe granted permission to reconstruct the original building without any addition to the original size of the building in 1956.

For any construction or reform a licence is required, which includes a full survey of the land, architects plans and quotes for the cost of construction in the same formular as construction or urban land.

The process can be complex we can suggest local technical support to guide you though the process. Including applications for electrical connections and water these connections can be costly you can request a Informe a report as to the viability of a legal construction on any plot of land in Mallorca and costs for connections for water and electricity the cost is calculated by the complexity of the of the project, and the complexity and number of questions which need to be asked of the administrating town hall.

If you have questions about rural or urban plots please contact us.



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