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colinw
11-21-2006, 03:47 PM
Can local town halls (Valencia region) still utilise LRAU to re-classify rustic land to urbanisable, for example, plot in excess of 10,000 sq mtrs, with escritura for the plot, and planning permission for dwelling, at some point in the future, expropriate some or all of the land, with possibility of financial penalty to owner, to assist with funding of proposed new development.
Many thanks
cw

Expert advisor
12-04-2006, 11:10 AM
First of all, I would like to inform you that the Town halls can re-classify the land but normally it affects to big areas.
The owner of a plot of 10.000 m2 at the re-classified area, that was rural previously, would have to assign or compensate not only to the urbanisation but also to the developer in two ways. The first one would be transferring the part that corresponds to the roads, and areas of obligatory transfer, such as green areas. The second one, paying the cost of the works to the developer (sewer system, water, electricity, pavements´┐Ż), this payment can be in money or giving part of the land to the developer. Should the owner not follow the rules, being the assignment obligatory, legal actions can be taken, and the owner will response with his land if he does not pay to the developer.

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