There are many reasons that can lead us to want to reform a home, from modernizing its appearance to improving its distribution, and for any of them, work permits are necessary.
The first thing you should know is that this license will depend on the type of housing to be reformed and the competent municipality. This means that it depends on the complexity of the project you will need to comply with some requirements or others. We explain, in the case of Barcelona, the types of permits:
* Communicated or Assabentat: They are simple works and of little complexity that do not need neither technical revision nor municipal permission. This type of license allows you to do works without modifying distribution.
* Communication of Immediate Work Immediate: It is necessary the intervention of a competent technician that draws up the Technical Project and that assumes the direction of the works as well as the coordination of security and health. This type of license allows you to carry out interior renovation works, including the modification of the interior layout, specific impact of the structure … It will be necessary to supervise all the documentation by a control entity approved by the city council. The works can be started immediately once the license has been requested and the fees have been paid. The cost of the fees is 3.35% + € 51.
* Statement of Deferred Minor Work: As in the previous one, it is necessary the intervention of a competent technician who draws up the Technical Project and who assumes the direction of the works as well as the coordination of safety and health. The works you can perform are the same as with the previous type and it is also necessary to supervise all the documentation by a control entity approved by the city council. The main difference is that, to start the works, you must wait for the City Council to respond positively. The cost of the fees is 3.35% + € 51.
* Major Work License: For certain types of works of greater length this type of license is required. It is generally used for new construction, major renovations or restoration of facades with a high classification.