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Buying Property in Gran Canaria

The Town hall of San Bartolome De Tirajana is in the process of modernizing the entire area zoned for tourism (including Bahía Feliz, San Agustín, Playa Del Ingles, Maspalomas) but it has come across apartment buildings that are being used not for tourism purposes, but rather for long-term rentals (hotel employees, restaurants, mixed-business) or homes used by their owners.

There are buildings that require extensive refurbishment, and despite the laws that have been approved to improve these touristic areas, the result is one that was not expected.

Despite the fact that Law 17/1967 does not establish that the use of Gran Canaria property can be affected by future planning regulations and that those buildings that were constructed before 1996 were not subject to any restriction for use as residential properties, Law 2/2013, Article 75(12) renders as a serious infraction, “use for residential purposes and therefore non-compliance with a planning restriction that designates an area as for touristic use solely”.

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Testimonials for our Property Purchase service
  • 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