In a bid to clamp down on illegal builders Local Councils, including Santiago Del Teide, are enforcing an old ruling regarding home improvements. This includes internal, new kitchen, bathroom etc as well as external replacement of doors, windows, painting etc.
You need to apply for a licence at Santiago Del Teide Town Hall, Technical department or at their office in Playa Arena. Hand in an estimate of the job, a diagram and permission from the community (if applicable). The cost of the licence is 9% of the job estimate. If you are employing professional builders then they will do this for you. In the case of small jobs that you take on yourself you still need a licence, the minimum charge is ?57.
If you are caught working without a licence the police will stop you from working until you have the necessary papers. This can take 3 or 4 days. This happened to some friends of mine in Los Gigantes last week who had no idea a licence was necessary.
If the skip is on private property that?s fine, but if the skip is to be left in the street you need to take your licence to the police station and pay, I believe, ?30 for the permission.
I?m not sure if you can take your own rubble by car to the rubbish tip at the Adeje roundabout ? can anyone clarify this?
ANYONE CAUGHT DUMPING BUILDING RUBBISH IN THE GREEN BINS, OR ON ROADSIDES, FACES A HEFTY FINE ? as one Canarian man found out a couple of weeks ago.