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New planning Law in the Balearic Islands (II): Buildings and constructions out of planning order

If you wish to purchase or sell a property in Mallorca, you must be aware if the buildings and constructions may be in an unsuitable situation or out of planning order. In this article we are only going to speak about those out of planning order. For this, we would refer to the art. 129 of the new Planning Law in the Balearic Islands (LUIB), in particular the second section, which has hardly suffered any modifications with respect to the previous one, the art. 68 of the now revoked Planning Law and Use of Land (LOUS). This article numbers the three cases in which a construction, building, installation or use is considered as being out of planning order, that is:

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New planning Law in the Balearic Islands (I): Obligation of building and renovation

We have been reading about this in the newspapers, but now it is clearer than ever. The LUIB in its art. 114 states that the owners of plots with a maximum capacity above four dwellings will be obliged to build in same within the periods stipulated in the urbanistic planning; and to renovate, if applicable, withing the periods stipulated by the administration. If the planning has not stipulated a period to build in the plots, it is understood that this is four years to be counted from when the land has been classified as plot. You will have noted that we continually speak about “plots” but...

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Sale of a rented property. Right of preemption and withdrawal.

Many of our clients come to see us because they wish to sell and, in fact, have a potencial purchaser, but the problem arises when they have a tenant who is renting the property. The first thing we do is to ask to see the rental contract, in order to establish if it is before or after the reform of the Urban Rental Law in the year 2013. Due to the complexity of this matter, in this article we will only refer to those contracts signed before the mentioned reform.

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Legal consequences of non-permissible constructions and works on agricultural land in the Balearic Islands

We all know that for constructions and for works to enlarge a building, a building permit is always required. Building permits are delivered by the City Hall upon a report issued by the Consell Insular. In case somebody carries out a construction without the required building permit from the City Hall, his conduct will entail significant negative consequences. The best-known consequence is levying monetary fines by the City Hall or the Consell Insular together with a demolition order, when the works carried out were of a non-permissible nature. But … is this all?

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Increase of 25% in the prices of second hand properties in the Balearic Islands

The boroughs in the Balearic Islands where we find the most expensive properties are Santa Eularia del Riu and Sant Antoni de Portmany, whilst those of Inca and Sa Pobla are the cheapest. The prices of second hand properties in the Balearic Islands showed an average increase of 25,3% during 2017 reaching 2.472 euros/m2, according to the yearly report of prices in the popular web www.idealista.com. This increase is the largest experienced by an autonomous region in 2017.

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