since 27 June 2018 notaries have been obliged to check the existence of the certificate of occupancy (Cédula de Habitabilidad) in the notary purchase certification of a property.
The fact of the absence is expressly stated in the contract and the buyer must agree in written form that he wants to purchase the property despite the lack of this document.
This procedure causes great uncertainty for prospective buyers as it suggests that a property without the Cédula de Habitabilidad is not entirely legal even if this is not the case.
In order to guarantee a successful and smooth sale, we ask you to check your documents for the presence of this certificate and send us a copy as soon as possible if you have it.
Should you not be able to find it, please contact your dealer or your lawyer, gestoría, architect or the seller through whom you have purchased your property and ask for the appropriate document to be sent to you, if available.
The existence of the cédula is not an obligation, but it can simplify the sale, because it does not give reason to any discussions about it.
We thank you for an early feedback and remain until then,
The team of inmobiliaria LAS ANCLAS Ibiza