New regulations on Technical Inspection of Buildings

Date: 8 de December de 2022

Decree 67/2015 of May 5 has just been published, which is colloquially said to regulate the reviews of buildings, under the definition of Technical Inspection of Buildings. Until now, the revisions of the buildings were foreseen in Decree 187/2010, of November 23, which, in other words, has not had the expected real effect.

In 2012, following the collapse of a building in the center of Tarragona, it was found that only 4% of the buildings that should have passed the inspection had done so. Now a new regulation comes into force, which tries to achieve the objectives that the previous regulation did not achieve, incorporating the obligation to review single-family buildings, unless they have a certificate of occupancy that is still valid. It has also added the obligation to have the building book, which until now only affected New Works and Major renovations, for all constructions.

The deadlines for carrying out the inspections have been established with the following schedule:

  1. For multi-family housing buildings older than 1950, the following schedule is established to pass the technical inspection of the building, depending on the age:

Between 1951 and 1960: Until December 31, 2015

Between 1961 and 1971: Until December 31, 2016

From 1971: The year it turns 45 years old

  1. For single-family housing buildings:

Before 1900: Until December 31, 2016

Between 1901 and 1930: Until December 31, 2017

Between 1931 and 1950: Until December 31, 2018

Between 1951 and 1960: Until December 31, 2019

Between 1961 and 1975: Until December 31, 2020

From 1975: The year it turns 45 years old.

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