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    Dear Sir, Yes, it's the same thing. As I quote...

    Dear Sir,

    Yes, it's the same thing. As I quote below from post 29 on this very thread, in some regions of spain the LFO has to be renewed after a given timeline or else when you have carried out...
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    Dear Martin, If neither you nor your appointed...

    Dear Martin,

    If neither you nor your appointed legal representative have been sent a registered letter compelling you to complete ex Art 1504 of the Spanish Civil Code, you can legally withdraw...
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    Dear Mr Roe, I'm surprised. Developers...

    Dear Mr Roe,

    I'm surprised. Developers normally, on attaining the LFO from the Town Hall, send a registered letter almost on the same day to either the off-plan buyer or his legal representative...
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    Dear Mr Rhodes, This conveyance may...

    Dear Mr Rhodes,

    This conveyance may potentially be fraught with legal problems. Is this villa built on rustic or in urban land?

    It is worrisome that the property is not lodged at the land...
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    Please expand more on your query. From what I...

    Please expand more on your query.

    From what I undertsand you've purchased a property (a detached villa) that in its land registry description does not have included otehr construction as well as...
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    A Licence of First Occupation has, as a general...

    A Licence of First Occupation has, as a general rule, no expiry date (*). It is for off-plan property as the article that starts off this thread explains in detail.

    A LSO may be required by some...
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    Dear Sir, Your query is unrelated to this...

    Dear Sir,

    Your query is unrelated to this thread's content.

    A certificación catastral is not the same as Licence of First Occupation (LFO).

    Maybe the confusion stems from the fact that a...
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    Dear Mr Howard, I'm sorry I do not understand...

    Dear Mr Howard,

    I'm sorry I do not understand what you are referring to by a "catastra".

    Yours sincerely,
    Raymundo Larra√*n Nesbitt
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    Dear Sir, This is a common blunder foreigners...

    Dear Sir,

    This is a common blunder foreigners make on buying property in Spain.

    The logic behind this is that if a bank has to give you a mortgage on a property then, even if it's for their own...
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    Dear Sir or Madam, Until a LFO is issued by...

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Until a LFO is issued by the Town Hall you will not be allowed, normally, to be on official supplies. As my article mentions, exceptionally there are regions of Spain which...
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    Dear Jesper, Further to your prior query the...

    Dear Jesper,

    Further to your prior query the New Master Urban Plan of Marbella is foreseen to be finally approved in February 2010, next month. Source: REU.

    Even on final approval, it will be...
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    You're welcome. Last Green? Doesn't ring the...

    You're welcome.

    Last Green? Doesn't ring the bell, sorry.

    I'm writing now an article on property demolitions because everyone seems to be fretting over this issue as if buying in Spain was a...
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    Dear Sir, It depends on the legal standing of...

    Dear Sir,

    It depends on the legal standing of your community. As you are probably aware in Marbella there were over 18,000 illegal properties.

    This has been reduced to less than 500 with the...
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    Dear Sir, In some parts of Spain (i.e....

    Dear Sir,

    In some parts of Spain (i.e. Valencia region) a second Licence of First Occupation may be required, yes.

    Surveyors normally charge 350‚ā¨, it's a fairly standard fee.

    Yours...
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    Dear Sir, I suspect this could very well be...

    Dear Sir,

    I suspect this could very well be the case, yes.

    It should be the same architect that signs it, not a different one. I believe that member you write will be right.

    As we always...
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    Dear Sir, Do you have permission from the Town...

    Dear Sir,

    Do you have permission from the Town Hall to restore the ruin and live in it?
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    Dear Sir, It's up to your Town Hall to reply...

    Dear Sir,

    It's up to your Town Hall to reply on this issue, we cannot assist you, as the decision is only theirs.

    You've probably reached an agreement with them to legalise your development in...
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    Dear Sir, You can request a copy from the Town...

    Dear Sir,

    You can request a copy from the Town Hall where it was issued (Planning Department).

    All you need to bring along is your passport and a copy of the Title deed.

    It should be free if...
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    Dear Sir/Madam, It's a fair point. This...

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    It's a fair point.

    This article is really a F.A.Q. that picks up on all the legal queries related to LFO I've received over the years. I judged that writing on the dangers of...
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