CRL are an established provider of Structural Warranty services to developers in the UK and alongside our offices in England, Ireland and Scotland we also have offices in Europe that allow us to work with clients across Spain.
Our office located in the Marbella area of the Costa Del Sol and near the major city of Malaga is the ideal base from which to work with developers or self builders looking for Structural Warranty cover on new build properties throughout Spain.
About Structural Warranty in Spain
For developers in Spain a 10-year latent defects insurance is a legal requirement in order to sell a new build property. The law is known in Spanish as the Seguro Decenal and was brought in to help protect buyers of new property in the country which has previously experienced a mixed record with the quality of buildings, ranging from excellent quality constructions to those with serious structural problems, notably built during the boom times when there was a lack of qualified construction workers.
Holding a 10– year Structural Warranty policy on a new building is not only a legal requirement but can also be a good selling tool for developers marketing a new Spanish home. When you buy your policy from a reputable insurer such as CRL, buyers are reassured that their new home is covered against any serious structural issues that may arise thanks to a policy from a well known insurer and this helps them feel at ease when completing a purchase.
CRL underwriters and structural surveyors keep fully up to date with the latest building regulations that are specific to each region including the latest planning laws and building regulations in Spain and the UK.
Self Build Warranty in Spain
If you're planning a major renovation project that involves structural alterations or a complete new self-build project in Spain to either build your dream holiday home or as a permanent residence then it is important you protect your investment with Structural Warranty cover.
It is not a legal necessity to obtain a Structural Warranty certificate if the building is being constructed entirely for your own use as your home, however if you need to borrow money to complete the building work all Spanish banks will require you to have Structural Warranty in place before you can get a self build mortgage.