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Hi, have a property in an urbanization north of Malaga (single house with large plot), and I'm contemplating tiling a 100 m2 portion of the graveled terrace. Also thinking of installing 6 indoor and 2 outdoor AC units.

Anyone know if the above requires licenses?

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Hi, have a property in an urbanization north of Malaga (single house with large plot), and I'm contemplating tiling a 100 m2 portion of the graveled terrace. Also thinking of installing 6 indoor and 2 outdoor AC units.

Anyone know if the above requires licenses?
We were advised that almost everything requires permission from the Town Hall, even interior painting, even just repainting the same colour inside! This is probably true, but I wonder how many people actually get the required permissions? I'd ask the Town Hall - for a 'friend', what is involved and how much it would cost.

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We were advised that almost everything requires permission from the Town Hall, even interior painting, even just repainting the same colour inside! This is probably true, but I wonder how many people actually get the required permissions? I'd ask the Town Hall - for a 'friend', what is involved and how much it would cost.
It's generally around 4% of the cost of the job. If you don't have an estimate for the work, they have pricing structures for most things.

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Ok, seems as licenses will be required then. Sigh. Any ideas on lead time and if there's any risk for non-approval?

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If you have confidence in the people you are contracting to do the job, ask them to arrange the licences for you. They will know exactly who to contact and whether their contacts can arrange the matter. In my experience, usually, no licences will be necessary.

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Yeah, Baldi is correct; a fully registered and insured person/company normally always gets the license.

As a rule, it is best to go to the town hall and ask. I say this as they or your neighbors will see and the small payment will escalate.

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Sigh. Any ideas on lead time and if there's any risk for non-approval?
Why a sigh? Would you even want to evade a small payment ( the law ) and a opportunity to use or improve your Spanish with a visit to the town hall?

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The sigh was related to possible delays and complications, not to fees or lingo problems. Also to the fact I find it somewhat difficult to understand the real need for a license in these cases.

The sigh might also have to do with me finding out - today, actually - that I need a license to prune 5-6 of my eucalyptus trees. Ah, this Spanish bureaucracy... 🙂
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Hi, have a property in an urbanization north of Malaga (single house with large plot), and I'm contemplating tiling a 100 m2 portion of the graveled terrace. Also thinking of installing 6 indoor and 2 outdoor AC units.

Anyone know if the above requires licenses?
It's highly likely that you will need a licence. Town halls don't really care what you are doing to your property, they just want to get as much money as possible through licences. If it's something external you should definitely find out if a licence is necessary because police do go round checking for this kind of thing from time to time and some narky neighbours will report you if they get fed up. Also in some areas they now use drones to take pictures every so often.
If it's interior I'd think about informing the town hall or not, and certainly not if I was just going to paint for example! But if you live in an area with neighbours (a flat or semi detached property for example) I'd be careful because they might get disturbed because of noise, dirt, parking spaces getting taken up and may report you. It happened to us!
PS. I understand your sigh; another point on the things to do list, more time and more expense!
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The sigh was related to possible delays and complications, not to fees or lingo problems. Also to the fact I find it somewhat difficult to understand the real need for a license in these cases.

The sigh might also have to do with me finding out - today, actually - that I need a license to prune 5-6 of my eucalyptus trees. Ah, this Spanish bureaucracy... 🙂
Not sure whether your a British Expat or hail from the UK but the same is true in your home country ( if your British ? )
in the form of it requiring Planning permission and abiding by any local authority byelaws that are applicable,
regarding alterations to your property and your land.
So you shouldn't be surprised if you encounter the same sort of thing in Spain.


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