Wednesday, April 13, 2022

What are the steps you must follow to make a change of use from premises to housing?

In this article we will see the steps you must follow to make the change of use from premises to housing. We have many clients interested in commercial premises for residential use. Making the change is easier than it seems, we leave you here the steps to follow. Do not hesitate to contact us if you liked one of our premises on the Costa Brava and want to make the change. You will find our premises for sale here:

The change of use from premises to housing has been increasing rapidly since the pandemic, although it had also been carried out before. The steps of the change from premises to housing are taking place mainly as a product as a first home for investors and for young people, since it is an affordable and easily accessible home.
The change can be made in warehouses, offices and premises. It must be taken into account that it is necessary to ensure that all the necessary requirements for the conversion are met, that it is not prohibited in the statutes and in the regulations of the city council.

The necessary steps to achieve the change of use from premises to housing are:

1. Feasibility study. In this study, measurements and data are taken, a visit to the property is made and the distribution and points of interest are studied, such as the parking lot.

2. Contact the property manager to confirm that the bylaws do not prohibit the possibility of change and to ask about the next neighborhood meeting, in case we need to bring any doubts we have to the agenda.
3. Approved technical project. It can be done through a responsible statement or through a building license, but on both occasions it is necessary that it be reviewed by the technician.

4. Payment of fees. Two types of fees must be paid: the tax on constructions or facilities, and the administrative fee for admission to processing, the amounts of these taxes and fees depend on the city council.
5. Construction license or declaration of responsibility. The two usual procedures that coexist to deal with this type of project. The request must be fulfilled and the necessary documents attached, in which the technical project must be added.

6. Execution of the work. It is necessary for the construction company to have the REA number (number that states that you are registered in the registry of authorized companies). It is a process that needs a lot of supervision and control to condition the space that is going to be constituted as a home when the reform begins.

7. First occupation. Once the work is done, the application for first occupation is requested. A verification visit by a technician from the town hall is necessary. The technician is in charge of checking if the house complies with the regulations and if it obtains and complies with the residential use.

If you want to know our premises for sale, either for commercial use, or you would like to make the change from commercial use to housing and you need advice, do not hesitate to contact us.
You will find our premises for sale here:

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