The Town Council eliminates the need for and payment of building licences for homes and commercial premises with an execution cost of up to 6.000 euros

/ Wednesday, 01 October 2014 / Published in News

The Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, announced the removal of the need for and payment of building licences for homes and commercial premises the material execution costs of which do not exceed 6.000 euros, amongst other requisites, “for the purposes of continue to boost economic reactivation and the generation of employment in the town”.

This initiative joins the package of fiscal measures put together by the Governing Team, as explained by the Mayor, who indicated that “it will mean that from the beginning of 2015 citizens will not need to pay even a euro for carrying out building work on their premises, nor apply for a licence, or present a project, as had been required until now”.

To this effect, Muñoz stated that all interior cladding work, with a maximum of 20 square metres for both flooring and roofing, and 60 square metres of terracing, will be exempt from said licence.

“This measure will also benefit changing bathroom fittings and existing door/window carpentry, always providing it does not include any change to the facade or supporting walls, as well as applying to work that does not involve any significant change to water, plumbing, electricity, gas, telecommunications, air conditioning and security system facilities”, according to the Mayor.

Another activity that will remain exempt will be waterproofing work and repairing damp on terraces and flat roofs with a surface area of up to 100 square metres, and both exterior and interior painting, unless scaffolding or similar is required for working at height.

In the case of the Historical Quarter of Marbella, as this would involve buildings with special protection, “here the Town Council would need to be informed of any work to be carried out on the exterior, although payment for a building licence may not be required”, underlined Muñoz.

On the other hand, the Mayor explained that this measure will also benefit the cleaning and weeding of plots of urban land, always providing the topography is not changed and trees are not affected, and she indicated that this initiative will apply to both single and multiple family buildings, as well as commercial premises that are open to the public and have a current opening licence.

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