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Installing air conditioning in Spain

Is the installation of an air conditioning system on the facade legal? We want to install an air conditioning system in our Spanish apartment but have been warned about legal reprisals from neighbours.

Nobody is allowed to use the building’s facade or other communal parts of the building to install individual facilities and even more so if these facilities annoy the neighbours as stated in article 7.2 of the Shared Property Act.

This type of installation would constitute an invasion of communal elements.

However, article 3 of the Civil Code states that certain facilities can be installed if it can be demonstrated that this would improve quality of life, as long as permission is sought from the community of property owners before hand.

Your best option is to submit a written request for permission to the president of your community.