The “Cédula de habitabilidad”: an essential certificate for your property in Spain

The Cédula de habitabilidad is a document of paramount importance, both for owners and tenants.

The Cédula de habitabilidad, literally the "Certificate of Habitability", is a document of paramount importance, both for owners and tenants.

What is the Cédula de habitabilidad in Spain?
The Cédula de habitabilidad is an official certificate issued in Spain after control by an expert to certify that the accommodation complies with the safety, health and habitability standards established by the legislation in force, and which proves that the accommodation is ready to be busy. It is essential to prove the conformity of a property.

On what occasions can you be asked for the Cédula de habitabilidad in Spain?
-When buying or selling real estate.
-If you plan to rent your accommodation.
-If you have to make a change of use of the property, for example if a commercial premises becomes a dwelling.
-In some cases, the bank will ask you for this document before granting you a mortgage.

Validity of this license?
The duration may vary. This depends in particular on each Autonomous Community. As a general rule, it is valid for 15 years.

How to get the cédula de habitabilidad?
To have a Cédula drawn up, you will have to turn to an architect or an authorized expert.
The real estate agency can also take care of commissioning an architect and carrying out this license for you.

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