Certificate of Occupancy

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The Certificate of Occupancy is the document through which the seller or buyer of a property is guaranteed that it meets all the necessary conditions to be inhabited. These requirements are established in Decree 141/2012 of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

At Emporda Immo we take care of all the steps to obtain this certificate, as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your property as soon as possible.

What does the Certificate of Occupancy consist of?

In addition to proving that the building is habitable, the Certificate of Occupancy also has the function of ensuring the solidity of the property and of following up by supervising that the conditions continue to be met and that they are maintained over time. Optimally.

The Certificate of Occupancy is a document that certifies that a house meets the minimum conditions of habitability required by law and, consequently, is suitable for use as a dwelling.

The houses with economic activities are considered houses for the purposes of the requirement of the Certificate of Occupancy..


What information does the Certificate of Occupancy contain?

The data that the habitability certificate must mention are the following:

  • The address of the house
  • The useful surface and the number of rooms
  • The rooms and other spaces of the house
  • Maximum occupation
  • Name of the requesting technician.


What is its validity period?

It is valid for 10 years and is essential to enter into a sales contract.


Is it mandatory to have the Certificate of Occupancy?

In any transmission, for sale, rental or cession of use, including those derived from second and successive transmissions, it is necessary to prove that the house meets the conditions, by delivering the valid Certificate of Occupancy to the purchaser.

Notaries are obliged to verify its existence and incorporate it into the deed of sale.

In addition, companies supplying electricity, water, gas and other services require the certificate for contracting services and supplies to the home. It is also an essential requirement to be able to register at home.

What do we offer?

In our company we know that time is money and that is why we take care to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy quickly. Once we have all the necessary documents for processing, our professionals will request it and we will take care of the entire process.

We will also monitor the document, as it expires over time, and it needs to be renewed. The expiration of the certificate depends on the year in which the previous one was issued, and on the type of license (first occupation, second occupation or rehabilitation).

Any questions? Please send us a message and we will be happy to help you!

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