The plans form part of the necessary documents when selling a property, not only because it is helpful to include them in the advertisement but also because there are many buyers who request this information. It is however much more common than you would think to not be in possession of the floor plans of our house.
In WeRelocate BCN we explain how you can get the plans of a house.
Nowadays, there are different applications with which we can design the plans of the house ourselves, although if it is not done by a qualified technician, they will probably not be completely reliable.
These are the main options to obtain the plans of a property:
Requesting the plans at the Cadastre
If we only need an approximate perimeter of the house or plot, in the Cadastre you can find the cadastral plots with the plans in digital form. Here you can check, more or less precisely, the perimeter of any property and the surface area in square meters.
Requesting the plans at the Town Hall
If it is an old building, you can make a request at the Town Hall. In this case, how easy it is to locate the plans within the Town Hall itself will depend, since the current archive is digitized, but there is also a more complicated to access historical archive. The staff can sometimes respond immediately or take several days to get back to you.
Ask an architect for a plan survey
On many occasions, the original project of a house changes in terms of the final execution of work, and in addition to this there are many owners who carry out work on a property and that goes unregistered in the City Hall. For these reasons, it could be a good idea to ask a technician to make a survey of the plan of the house, keeping in mind the purpose we need this documentation for, so that s/he can design it with the level of precision we need.
To request the plans from the promoter or from the president or administrator of the community of owners
In the case that we’re buying from a promoter, they should be able to facilitate the plans for us. If we are purchasing a property in an apartment building, we can request the plans from the president or the administrator of the community.