There are not many but some non-residents currently considering a property purchase in Spain look for land
to build their own dream villa. In accordance to that, some Spanish real estate agents include
plots of land in their property for sale.
Buying land in Spain
to then build your Spanish home is often much cheaper than buying a Spanish villa
with a large garden (although not necessarily as cheap as many newcomers to the
Spanish property market hope).
But buying land to build is just as complicated as buying a house in Spain. Spanish land laws are complex, and it is very very important to choose the right plot of land in order to avoid future problems such as finding out that the land you have bought has no planning permission and so you can't build your house there after all. Or risking a possible repossesion order such as that faced by unfortunate property owners in the Costa Blanca.
Once you have bought your land, you will need to find an architect to design the house and have the plans approved and get planning permission. Then you will have to find a reputable building company and oversee the actual construction.
This section is designed to help people who want to buy land in Spain. Click on any of the sections below:
|Other useful links|
|Latest news on the property market in Spain Selection of news articles related to the real estate market here.|
|Mortgages in Spain, a brief introduction to the Spanish mortgage market, how it works and interest rates in Spain|
|Spanish banks, before applying for a mortgage, find out more about Spain's most popular banks and Spanish savings banks.|
|Property taxes in Spain, description of taxes involved in purchasing property and yearly property taxes in Spain.|
|Useful Spanish vocab for buying a house - you should learn at least the basic terms. Check out our pronunciation guide too.|
|Renting property in Spain - if you want to buy to rent, then read this section and our free notice board of property to rent in Spain.|
|Spanish lawyers - information on lawyers fees in Spain for property transactions|
|Houses for sale in Spain - take a look at the kind of houses available. Or check out our free Spain property for sale board.|