Buying Property in Gran CanariaBuying Property in Gran Canaria: sanctions

Buying Property in Gran Canaria

Upon failure to comply with the established use intended by the original planning approval, Gran Canaria property owners may be sanctioned to the extent permitted by Law 2/2013 and, where the planning approval permitted mixed residential and touristic use, such owners may be required to adapt their facilities in order to comply with the building quality standards that reach an excellent and eco-efficient level, as proposed under the legislation.

The preamble to Law 9/2015 expresses it as follows:..”the necessity that the planning process promotes the correction of the process of conversion to residential use in touristic zones, on the one hand, declaring the requirement to adjust to touristic use, being the use that the planning approval was originally conferred to many buildings, that have converted in practice, and without authorisation, to residential complexes: and on the other hand, establishing the criteria by which the most optimal and privileged zones are restricted to touristic use, additionally regulating supposed compatibility exceptions, permitting and facilitating the reconversion of specific residential buildings, with due authorisation, into villas or any other tourism product that will enhance those specific destinations.

As a result, all those who are not in agreement with the content of the new Planning Guidelines and who consider that their rights are infringed by the approval of the new Urban Plan, should present their allegations at the PGOU, before September 30th, 2015.

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  • Pernilla
    Pernilla, London

    We had excellent service from Esther at Advocate Abroad when buying a property in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.


    Esther speaks both Spanish and English, and is very friendly, professional and genuine. She took care of the whole purchasing process and explained all the steps for us, including giving advice on Spanish bank account, NIE numbers etc.


    We are very pleased with all the help we have received and can highly recommend Esther. Thank you so much!


    Apr 13, 2018
  • KRF
    KRF, Las Palmas

    My lawyer showed great attention to detail, was responsive and very professional.


    I will definitely use his services again.


    Jun 22, 2015
  • Dawn H
    Dawn H, Puerto Rico

    My lawyer was very helpful with our property purchase. He always replied to any questions extremely quickly and provided us with all the legal help, advice and documentation necessary.


    He explained the Spanish processes which are quite different from England.


    I would very happily recommend his services.


    Feb 11, 2014