The Government approved on November 23, 2010 the decree of technical inspection of buildings from 45 years old
The objective is to know the state of the housing stock in Catalonia, keep it in good condition and avoid risky situations
A technician will inspect the state of the construction elements that make up the building and the facilities so that the communities can establish a repair project and, if necessary, achieve the necessary fitness conditions.
The decree of the Technical Inspections of the Buildings is a mandatory review that all multi-family housing buildings that are more than 45 years old, and those that are reaching this age, will have to pass. The objective is to institute a system of periodic control of the state of residential buildings, putting into practice a procedure to verify the duty that owners have to conserve and rehabilitate their properties. This jump responds to the will of the Government to keep the houses in good condition and detect deficiencies or injuries that may appear in extreme cases.
Carrying out the inspections will allow:
- Avoid risky situations.
- Identify and quantify existing pathologies indicating the need for action.
- Provide users with information that allows them to guide and prioritize their investments.
- Promote the culture of maintenance to extend the useful life of buildings.
- Avoid the degradation of the housing stock.
- Give information to the Administration on the real situation of the park in order to be able to orient and correctly assess the rehabilitation policies.
For this reason, a competent technician (architect, surveyor, technical architect or building engineer) will visually inspect the state of the constructive elements that make up the building and the facilities so that the communities can establish a repair project and, if necessary necessary, achieve the necessary fitness conditions. In any case, the works derived from the inspection reports may request the aid corresponding to the calls for rehabilitation that the Department of the Environment and Housing calls annually.