Can we change quotas?


Some owners in our community have extended their properties by almost 50 square metres, making them into units of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. My own property is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit, as originally designed and built. However, I pay the highest community charges due to the original quota system established in the year 2000. Is it possible to have the cuota reassessed? I have asked at the AGM for equal shares, but this was refused.

S M (Costa Blanca)


Yes, it is possible to change the assignment of quotas.  In your case, it is necessary in order to match the reality of the new construction. Ask these questions:  Did the owners have community permission for new construction?  Did they have building permits from the town hall?  Are the new extensions registered in the property registry? Legally, your community needs to change its original basic charter and assign new percentage shares that reflect the new reality.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola at [email protected], or call 952 667 090.

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