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Certificate of habitability of first and second occupation


The certificate of habitability is an administrative document that certifies that a home meets the minimum living conditions provided for in current regulations and is suitable for use as a residence for people, without prejudice to the development of other authorized activities.

It is mandatory for:

Rent and sell a home
Contract water, gas and electricity services to the corresponding supply companies
There are two types of certificates of habitability:

First occupation: for new homes or those resulting from major refurbishment

Second occupancy: for used or pre-existing homes.

The expiration of the certificates of habitability is as follows:

First occupation in the case of new homes: 25 years.
First job for rehabilitation: 15 years.
Second occupation: 15 years.
Once these deadlines have elapsed, they must be processed again.

In all cases:

The person who owns the home.
Representative of the duly authorized owner.
For duplicate certificates:

The person who owns the home.
The person renting the home.
Representative of the duly authorized owner or tenant.

For more information on the processing of the certificate of habitability you can consult the following links, as appropriate: Certificate of habitability of first occupation / Certificate of habitability of second occupation.

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