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Habitation license / AFO?

Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 10:19am
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Krawls

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Hi all. We’re in the process of buying a 1990s property on urban land, part of a small Urbanisation. The seller has no First Occupation License and nor does the community administrator. Other than the First Occupation License, the property is properly registered and all utilities are connected however I’d like to get the correct licenses in place so that our ducks are in a row should we need to sell later.

I believe we can apply for a license via the Town Hall if we gather a portfolio of documents, inc. technical drawings by an architect but can anyone clarify what the name of the license we need to apply for actually is - is it a Habitation License or an AFO? I keep being told/reading conflicting info. Has anyone been through the process of sourcing an alternative to a First Occupation License?

Many thanks.

Alicia 11

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 4:08pm

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 4:08pm

an AFO is a legal document to make a rural property that has been standing for more than 4 years some legal status.  it means the property can be sold as is and can not be changed in anyway.  A first occupation licence is exactly that issued by the townhall to say that the property is fully legal and escritura can be issued.  Does the property have an escritura?  

Juliet Diaz

Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 7:26am

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2022 7:26am

Further inland there are many properties without AFOs with owners struggling to obtain them. It's not a straightforward business and can take years if at all. Personally I wouldn't touch such a property.

Addie

Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 9:34am

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Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 9:34am

Juliet Diaz wrote on Thu May 12, 2022 7:26am:

Further inland there are many properties without AFOs with owners struggling to obtain them. It's not a straightforward business and can take years if at all. Personally I wouldn't touch such a property.

The seller should have the first occupancy license, as it could cost you a lot if money, as it needs a first occupations licence to be registered

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