T J SAYS- the Junta de Andalusia.
They have decided that 99% of all independent rural properties built after 1975 will be either DAFO or illegal which will lead to eventual demolition – only 1% of properties will actually be legal. So even if you went through all the right procedures, used reputable lawyers and have all the right paperwork now, the Junta de Andalucia will reverse it and make your house virtually worthless. In other words, they have moved the goalposts yet again and retrospectively changed the law. Who says they won’t do it again and next time to coastal properties?
People need to understand that no matter how many lawyers you consult or how many checks you make, it means nothing, the property laws in Spain are do not protect you.
Watch out for the so called looky kooky estate agents they have no quarks AND NO LICENCE OR QUALIFICATIONS. Selling you an illegal property giving you a load of blarney baloney.Take your money and gone . Then your new home becomes a pile of rubbish . NO WONDER THE COSTA DEL SOL IS KNOWN AS THE COSTA DEL CRIME. USE A CREDITED ESTATE AGENT. THE OLIVE PRESS CAN PUT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.