Property in Spain | Real estate Spanish-English glossary | Catastro, land register

Spanish-English Property dictionary

Catastro - land register

Section for people wanting to buy, sell or rent property in Spain.

Catastro in Spanish is land register in English.

The Spanish catastro is an official land register, approved by the government, which lists details of real estate both urban and rural and gives information about any special features they may have. It is also used by the Treasury to work out Spanish Annual Real Estate Tax.

The catastro includes information such as size of estates, location, boundaries, adjoining areas as well as giving physical details of land and buildings.

Certificates are issued by regional bodies which manage the Land Register and are in charge of recording the information required.

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