FAQs

  
  
WHICH REGULATIONS APPLY TO THE HABITATION CERTIFICATE?

The decree 145/1997, of November 21st and the later modification, the Decree 20/2007, of March 23rd, both promulgated by the Government of the Autonomous Region.


WHO MUST ASSUME THE COST?

The property’s owner is responsible of requesting the habitation certificate and, therefore of assuming the cost.


ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CERTIFICATES OF HABITABILITY?

There are 3 different types of certificates of habitability:

- First occupation certificate: needed for new constructions and all other properties where there has been a change of use, an extension of volumes, or where works affecting more than a 60% of the usable space have been undertaken.

- Renovation certificate: needed when the habitation certificate has passed its validity date and there are no circumstances that obliges to a first occupation certificate.

- Certificate due to absence: Needed for those properties prior to March 1st 1987 that do not have any of the previous certificates.


WHICH ARE THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE CERTIFICATE?

For the 1st occupation certificates:

1. Consell Insular’s Application form.

2. Ownership credentials (copy of the deed of ownership).
3. Current photography of the property dated and signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.
4. Location plan, indicating the cadastral information if located in non urban areas, signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.

5. Municipal works permit.
6. Works final certificate and habitation certificate issued by the Project Management Team, signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.

For the Renovation certificate:

1. Consell Insular’s Application form.

2. Ownership credentials (copy of the deed of ownership).
3. If the building is located on urban land and is prior to 1997: an electricity or water bill stating the site.
4. If the building is located on urban land and is subsequent to 1997: the last certificate issued or, in the case of buildings constructed under the same building licence, a copy of the certificate of habitability of a neighbour, the municipal final work certificate and the technician’s final work certificate.
5. If the building is located on rustic land and is prior to 1987: the same documentation will be required as is the case of clearance certificates for older buildings.
6. If the building is located on rustic land and is subsequent to 1987: the last certificate issued, the municipal final work certificate and the technician’s final work certificate.
7. Habitation certificate signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.
8. Current photography of the property dated and signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.
9. Location plan, indicating the cadastral information if located in non urban areas, signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.

For Certificates due to absence:

1. Consell Insular’s Application form.

2. Ownership credentials (copy of the deed of ownership).
3. Current photography of the property dated and signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.
4. Location plan, indicating the cadastral information if located in non urban areas, signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.
5. Habitation certificate signed by an Architect or architectural technologist.

6. Urban situation certificate issued by the City Council certifying that the construction of the property ended before March 1st 1987, that there are no records of urban infractions and that there has been no works needing a major construction license.

In case of requesting a duplicate of the habitation certificate:

1. Consell Insular’s Application form.

2. Ownership credentials (copy of the deed of ownership).
3. Written statement.

4. Current photography of the property dated and signed by the owner.

You should provide us with those documents marked green. We will take care of the rest. 


HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

There is a 1-month maximum dateline after filing the application.



WHAT VALIDITY DOES IT HAVE?

The habitation certificate has a 10-year validity.
  
  
►►► REQUEST QUOTE