Paperwork for AFO Reconocimiento de Edificacion Existente (necessary in Almeria region) __________550€*+IVA (to be quoted)
AFO (Asimilado Fuera de Ordenacion), meaning “assimilated to out of ordination” is a special regime by the ANDALUCIAN GOVERNMENT created as an attempt to regulate the situation of a large number of not completely legal properties. Therefore affecting homes with wrong use classification, done without a license, without Occupation License etc, or for parts of the property (such as extensions or pools) that are located basically on non-residencial areas (rustic land), solving social, environmental and urban problems.
AFO is defined in Article 53 of Decree 60/2010, 16th March, and is now increasingly required or enforced by local authorities for the following:
Access to basic services such as water and electricity, with utility companies.
Municipal license for maintenance or building works, of any scale.
Solicitors increasingly request it and it can also be required for a mortgage.
The AFO CLASSIFICATION of a property is achieved by submitting a dossier with the compilation of the Title Deeds, utility bills, annual Townhall tax (IBI), and NIE, one or more certificates by an Architect and complete plans of the property. Requirements vary widely among municipalities and regions, as does the registration tax or Townhall fees, which can be quite expensive. It's also hard to give a concise guide relating to the in depth requirements and cost of an AFO due to property size, age, design, type and location.
ONCE THE AFO IS GRANTED THE PROPERTY HAS ACHIEVED THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF POSSIBLE LEGALITY IN THE ANDALUCIAN TOWN PLANNING SYSTEM FOR PROPERTIES ON RUSTIC LAND.
Martinez de la Casa Architects offer this dossier service to obtain the AFO recognition in all Almeria, helping to make it as stress free as possible.
If you contract our services we will accurately quote according to your Townhall and make an appointment to visit and survey the property, measuring, compiling all dossier paperwork and delivering within a strict 7-10 working days deadline, on receiving all necessary paperwork.
The Townhall will take an indefinite time to issue the AFO (can be months), notifying you by letter and can request any of the property details to be updated and even introduce alterations such as a new septic tank, to bring everything up to standard.
The price for our Architect's AFO paperwork service is 550 € + IVA, further help is charged at 48 € + IVA/hour or 1.17€/minute (including IVA).