Law 1229 of 2008
- Law 1229 of 2008
- Who can be the builder of a construction site?
- Who is the holder of a construction license?
- What type of construction does not require a license?
- Decree 1469 of 2010
- Who can sign as a builder?
- Who is a builder?
- Who grants construction licenses in Colombia?
- Decree 1687 of 2020
- What happens when you can’t get a building permit?
- What happens if you built without a construction license in Colombia?
- When is a building permit required?
- Decree 1077 of 2015
When you pay your down payment from an account abroad, we must monetize those resources to receive the money in pesos, since in Colombia it is not allowed to have accounts in dollars or euros, therefore, when receiving remittances, we must perform the monetization procedure to convert the foreign currency into pesos.
To start your home purchase from abroad you must have your Colombian identification document, the pre-approval of the credit, (which can be processed through the Broker shared by our advisors) and an apostilled power of attorney for the person who will represent you in Colombia, during the process of buying your home.
This is the process in which the money sent from abroad is exchanged into Colombian Peso. Sometimes, the owners of the purchase send money from abroad so that a family member or proxy can make the down payment in Colombia.
The disbursement requirements for housing loans from other countries usually vary a lot and have special conditions. For this reason, we only receive housing loans generated in Colombia. Colombians living abroad can access credits with Colombian financial entities through brokers located in different countries.
Who can be the builder of a construction site?
BUILDER. The professional, civil engineer, architect or builder in architecture and engineering, under whose responsibility the construction of a building is carried out. Article 2.
Who is the holder of a construction license?
ARTICLE 7. HOLDERS. The owners of the respective properties shall be the holders of the urbanization, construction and demolition licenses; of the permits, their owners or possessors; and of the urban delineation certificate, their owners.
What type of construction does not require a license?
When is a building permit not required? In the following cases you do not need a license. If you are going to make minor repairs, such as: change of floors, remodeling of bathrooms and kitchen, internal painting of the building and hydraulic, electrical or gas networks.
Decree 1469 of 2010
With the above, it is clear that this is a business with very high probabilities of success and profitability. Therefore, in this article we share information on how to start a construction company and provide a guide of key steps to undertake in this millionaire market.
Knowing how to start a construction company implies understanding how the sector and the business itself work. First of all, there are 3 main areas within the industry: building works, civil works and industrial works.
Now that you are clear on the general functioning of the business, it is time to talk about how to start a construction company. Next, we will see a series of basic steps to start this business.
The first step to create a construction company is to draw up a business plan that will be the basis for the development and implementation of the enterprise. Here the objectives of your business and the activities that you will carry out to achieve them will be consigned. Within this plan you must include the following sections:
Who can sign as a builder?
Article 1.2.10. Only persons legally authorized to do so may be designers and builders of urbanization works, home installations and other specialties regarding the works regulated by the General Law of Urbanism and Construction.
Who is a builder?
The builder is one of the building agents involved in the construction of an architectural project.
Who grants construction licenses in Colombia?
They are issued by an Urban Curator, who is a private individual elected by competition to perform this public function, his jurisdiction is the whole city and therefore any of the 5 curators of Bogota can be asked for any license.
Decree 1687 of 2020
According to the law, B acquires dominion or property rights over any construction erected on land it owns. This by virtue of accession, as a mode of acquiring the right of ownership. Article 713 of the Civil Code defines accession as a way of acquiring, by which the owner of a thing becomes the owner of what it produces or of what is joined to said thing. Consequently, the part of the improvement built on A’s lot, will be owned by A and the part of the improvement built on B’s lot, will be owned by B.
If there are doubts or discussions about the boundaries of the real estate, it is possible to initiate a process of demarcation and demarcation. However, in order for this process to continue, it will be necessary that the owner of the lot pays the value of the improvement or the corresponding expenses and improvements. This is provided for in Article 405 of the General Code of the Process, which does nothing more than ratify the right of retention already explained.
What happens when you can’t get a building permit?
Paragraph 1º In the case of construction on unsuitable land or without a prior license, the measure of suspension of construction or demolition shall be imposed immediately, and the public utilities companies shall be requested to suspend the corresponding services if there is no habitation.
What happens if you built without a construction license in Colombia?
Fines range from 154,000 pesos per square meter to 138 million. … This infraction generates a fine of 8 million pesos.
When is a building permit required?
You must apply for a Construction License when you need to modify, repair, remodel, expand or build on your property and you are considering construction of a building, building lots, warehouses, homes, commercial premises, also for works such as breaking the sidewalk or modifying it, or putting in new materials….
Decree 1077 of 2015
Sometimes, contractors are not content to rip you off with the work they do, or don’t do. Sometimes, they also set up a scam where you end up with a loan that has your home as collateral.
Here’s how it works: a contractor calls you or shows up at your door. He offers to install a new roof or remodel your kitchen. He says he can arrange financing through a lender he knows. After the work begins, he asks you to sign some papers. The papers may be blank, or he may confuse you and rush you to sign before giving you time to read them. Later, you find out that you agreed to a mortgage loan with a high interest rate, plus points and fees. What’s worse, the work done on your home is incomplete or poorly done, and the contractor, who may have already collected the money from the lender, has stopped responding to your calls.