What is the ITE

What is it for?

The ITE or Technical Inspection of Buildings is the inspection that periodically controls the state of conservation of the buildings. As they age, buildings can develop deficiencies that pose risks to people. That is why it is important to guarantee its conservation and rehabilitation.

How often does it happen?

All buildings must pass the ITE before they are 45 years old since their construction.

What does it consist of

Inspection

For the Technical Inspection of the Building, a technician will visit the property to make a visual inspection, determine the state of conservation of the building and qualify its deficiencies, if any. After the inspection, the owners are given a report in which they are guided about what works and maintenance actions they must carry out.

Report

The report is prepared in accordance with the standardized model and format approved by the Catalan Housing Agency. This report is delivered to the administration together with the request for the Building Aptitude Certificate.

The objective of the ITE is not to carry out repairs: it is to prevent costly repairs and anticipate damage to property or people.

The Certificate of Aptitude

Depending on the deficiencies detected, the owners will be able to obtain different types of aptitude certificates.

If the building is found to be without deficiencies or with minor deficiencies, it can be declared fit and must not pass inspection again for 10 years. If it presents significant deficiencies, it may be declared provisionally fit with verification reports every two years, for a period of 6 years.

In the event that the building has serious or very serious deficiencies, precautionary measures will have to be taken, with annual verification reports for three years. If, despite having serious or very serious deficiencies, precautionary measures are not taken, the Certificate of Aptitude will be denied.