Benno Bühler is an architect, real estate appraiser and building expert. He is a member of RICS and BDSF.
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A report by Benno Bühler, architect and building expert
In Andalusia, until the early 2000s, it was common to build a property without planning permission and then pay a penalty. So why ask big when it’s better to apologize afterwards. Punishment was cheaper than a proper building permit process.
We are often called in for the handover of new buildings. Here, we inspect the newly completed property, together with the buyer, and draw up an inspection report with a list of defects. When buying real estate directly from a developer, warranty periods that are sometimes different to the usual ones for construction may apply.
On the Costa del Sol it doesn’t often rain from May until mid-December. Leaking roofs or damp floors in houses without basements may therefore only be detected when the big rain comes.
Read about this and more topics of building quality.
Solar power systems can now feed electricity back into the grid again after Spain was fined 300 million euros by the European Court of Justice. A report by Benno Bühler, architect and building surveyor in Malaga.
Andalusia and the Costa del Sol are among the most sought-after regions for buying property. Here we’ll show you what to look out for when buying a house in Andalusia… plus a tip on avoiding practically all typical pitfalls before committing to a purchase!