Visitors can find information regarding building guarantees, laws, administrative processes and tourist information about the Costa Blanca.
The Department for Infrastructure, Planning & Environment of the Comunidad Valenciana in conjunction with the Valencian Building Institute have launched a new website in English aimed at foreigners interested in buying a property on the Costa Blanca.
The new website, calidadentuvivienda.es, will be presented on the 13th of March in the town of Sax (before being presented in other areas such as Dolores or Orihuela) as part of a new initiative to promote the sale of properties “in stock” following the bursting of the Spanish building bubble.
Visitors to this new website will find accurate information regarding the technical quality assurance system, legal and administrative processes and other regulations relating to the construction sector, together with the responsibilities of each of the players involved in the sale of a property. This technical information is also combined with other details regarding the Costa Blanca & Comunidad Valenciana, such as transport, care services, facilities and tourist areas, all designed to encourage foreign (especially European) buyers to purchase a holiday home in the province.
During the economic boom, despite the massive sales volumes of apartments and plots of land to foreigners, they were not without their fair share of problems caused in the most part by ignorance of Spanish administrative processes by these new buyers. The aim of this new website is to put this right, informing foreign buyers of everything they need to know in order to encourgage property sales.
It’s also fitting that this new initiative is taking place in the Comunidad Valenciana, given that between 2007 and 2012, 81.4% of all the properties bought by foreign nationals were in the province of Alicante.
Information for everyone!
All the information which can be found on the website, calidadentuvivienda.es, is designed to allow the visitor to recognise and improve the quality of their home. “The website is designed as an instrument of awareness and outreach, where the consumer is encouraged to become an active participant in the improvement of their home in order to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of their home”, explained a Departmental spokesperson.
The website is divided into four sections: ‘How to choose quality housing’; ‘Saving energy in your home’; ‘Improving accessibility’, and general information for foreigners interested in buying a home in the Region. By visiting the site, you can also find useful tips and information on both buying or rehabilitating a property, covering all sorts of topics such as air quality; saving energy; acoustic comfort; functionality; sustainability and accessibility.
See original article (in Spanish).