We always have clients who are interested in purchasing properties that are new or already existing, but occasionally, we run into those who prefer to set their own rules and build their own home from scratch. You can easily purchase a piece of property and have your home built to your own specifications and personal tastes. And the best thing about custom building is being able to choose the supplies with which the home is built.
Building your own home can be a bit lengthy and tedious due to all the red tape that can be involved. However, this does not have to deter you from creating your Spanish dream home. There are several reputable builders in Javea that can assist you in making sure that things go as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
One of the first things you should do when building a custom villa is to find out if there are any future plans for development. It’s important that you’re aware of any roadways or railroads that will be built there in the near future. This is especially true if you are choosing the area for its peaceful environment. Choosing a plot of land that will soon be changed is usually a complete waste of your time and money.
It’s also crucial that you take the time to make sure that you would not be building in a green zone, meaning construction would not be allowed. You should also make sure that you have enough space on which to build your home. A knowledgeable estate agent will be able to fill you in on all the specifications, requirements and paperwork that you would need to give to the town hall.
It’s best to be mindful of building regulations. Regulations can change from property to property–even those that are in the same neighbourhood. So just because you see a building that is similar to the one you would like to build does not mean that you will be able to do the same.
Before you purchase any type of plot, it’s in your best interest to consult with a solicitor or lawyer about whether you will be able to obtain permission. Don’t simply take the owner’s or estate agent’s word for it. Many foreigners have purchased an ideal plot, only to later find out that they can’t build on it. So make securing permissions your first priority.