TECHNICAL INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS
How can we know for sure that our home or another property is well built and doesn’t pose a risk to its users? How can we be sure that it is used properly and meets all the technical requirements?
It’s very important to know the state of conservation and proper functioning of our building so that we could detect in time and repair any possible defects. Thus we can avoid significant economic costs and even possible physical damage to people who live there.
And so this is the reason why a competent technical specialist should periodically check the condition of our building and its elements. This will help us to reveal possible hidden defects of the building and to optimize the cost of repair.
For the inspection to be legal and official, a technical report must be issued. This report contains reflects all the technical details with the following approval or rejection. There are three types of technical reports:
Types of technical reports
A technical report that certifies the condition of a building, compliance with current regulations on accessibility, and energy efficiency grade.
A technical report that certifies the state of building maintenance. It is necessary to request aid and subsidies from the government or another administrative body.
A technical report that certifies the state of building maintenance to know what type of construction or repair intervention is necessary.
These three types of technical reports exist nationwide. Although they have different names, they have the same meaning and in many cases, their purpose depends on the Autonomous Community where the property (subject to technical certification) is located.
TECHNICAL REPORT ON BUILDING
WHAT IS IT?
The Technical Report on Building (ITE) is an official document signed by a competent technical specialist. It certifies the conservation status and an actual condition of a building according to current regulations.
WHAT’S IN IT?
This report contains information about the conservation status of common building elements, as well as energy performance of roofs, facades and thermal envelope. The inspection shows possible injuries or deterioration and analyzes energy demand of the building to set criteria for future rehabilitation and repair.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS?
It is regulated by state Law 8/2013, from 26th June, on urban regeneration published in the Official State Gazette (BOE — Boletín Oficial del Estado) number 153 on 27th June 2013. Section I of this law is dedicated to “Building Evaluation Report” and has, among others, the following articles:
WHEN IS IT MANDATORY?
As it is established by the public administration, this report is mandatory for the owners of buildings when:
- They request aid for rehabilitation of common elements of residential buildings.
- The building is older than 50 years.
- Every 5 years after 50.
- It is not mandatory but very convenient in case of substantial modifications in the structural and construction elements of a building.
WHO IS OBLIGATED?
Owners of properties located in residential buildings 50-years old and older. Normally and unless it is required by regional or municipal regulations, single-family houses are excluded.
CONTENTS OF THE REPORT
First of all, the Technical Report on Building (ITE or ICE) identifies the property by cadastral reference and must contain the following detailed information:
- Building condition assessment.
- Evaluation of basic conditions of universal accessibility and non-discrimination of people with disabilities for access and use of the building. According to current regulations, it is established whether or not the building is capable of making reasonable adjustments to satisfy them.
- Certification of the energy efficiency of the building with its identificational label and registration with the competent body.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN IT?
First, the community of owners, owner of the building or their duly authorized representative contacts a competent technician and contract with professional services to issue the report. Then the technician visits your property to collect data for the report with the minimum content established by Law 8/2013.
WHO CAN ISSUE IT?
The Building Evaluation Report may be signed by a competent technician having an academic qualification and being a member of a corresponding professional association. This specialist must be empowered to manage projects and construction works. In “ARCOSTEC”, we have the best professional team to carry out these professional assignments and we guarantee the legality of our reports.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
The professionals of “ARCOSTEC” will visit your property to collect the necessary data and then will issue a technical report and register it with the competent administrative body. We GUARANTEE all our clients the maximum period of 5 working days.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The price depends on the surface and volume of the property, and there are also registration fees in the competent territorial body. In “ARCOSTEC” we offer the lowest prices in the area. Feel free to contact us using the form below and ask for your free quote. If you already have it, we’ll offer you a better one.
- Personalized prices for groups of buildings with up to 50% discount.
- Special prices if you request various types of certificates and urban reports. For example, Energy Certificate + License of Second Occupancy + Technical Report on Building.
- Discounts and special prices for communities of owners, agencies and partners.
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