FREQUENT QUESTIONS technical building inspection

Frequently Asked Questions

1. MY BUILDING MUST PASS THE technical building inspection ?

The Technical technical building inspection of is mandatory when one of the following assumptions is met:

Multi-family residential buildings ( apartment blocks) over 45 years old.

When a building wants to receive rehabilitation promotion programs or receive some kind of public subsidy.

When indicated by local ordinances, which may be more demanding and comprehensive than that established in the Decree of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

2.WHEN SHOULD MY I BUILD THE technical building inspection?

The deadlines established by the Generalitat de Catalunya to pass the Technical Inspection vary depending on the age of the building and are summarized in the following table.

building agemaximum period to pass inspection
previous a 1930
until December 31, 2012
enter 1931 and 1950
until December 31, 2013
enter 1951 and 1960
until December 31, 2014
enter 1961 and 1970
until December 31, 2015
enter 1971until December 31 of the year in which the building turns 45

3.WHAT OBLIGATIONS DO I HAVE AS THE OWNER OF A HOUSING BUILDING?

As owner of a residential building , and in relation to the conservation and maintenance of the same, the current rules will oblige to:

Preserve and rehabilitate the properties to keep them in good condition.

Order the completion of the Technical Inspection of the Building .

To order the necessary rehabilitation or repair works , in the event that the technical building inspection so determines .

In the case of buildings on horizontal property technical building inspection (several owners), the obligations listed fall on the community of owners.

4. When should it be done?

The first inspection is carried out the year after the property turns 40; the second and subsequent, every 10 years from the date of the previous one.

5. WHAT IS THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS?

The technical building inspection is a very important document that allows the owner to have a complete x-ray of the composition and the state of conservation of his building .

Knowing the current state of the farm is an essential first step to correctly define the actions that must be carried out in the building and establish an order of priorities.

Likewise, it should be taken into account that adequate and scheduled maintenance extends the useful life of the building under optimal conditions of comfort and safety.

6.WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE QUALIFICATION OF MY BUILDING IS WITH SERIOUS OR VERY SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES?

In the event that the qualification of your building is with serious or very serious deficiencies , the necessary repair works must be carried out to correct them.

Depending on the type of deficiencies detected and their severity, deadlines will be established together with the technician to carry out the necessary repair or rehabilitation actions, which will be carried out under his direction. Once the works are finished, the technician will deliver the end of work certificate , which together with the technical building inspection report will be delivered to the administration to obtain the aptitude certificate.

With the will to promote the actions of repair or rehabilitation of the existing buildings, the administrations (Generalitat, Town Halls, …) periodically make available grants and grants to the owners, which most likely can be received.

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