Government drones search for illegal home extensions

Instant €60-fines for owners who fail to declare building work

Government drones are photographing homes to find undeclared improvements to tax

By David Jackson

The national government has been busy surveying homes across the nation using aerial drones – and Almería is the province which has so far accumulated the greatest number of fines for undeclared extensions.

If an undeclared improvement such as a swimming pool, out-building, garden extension or new roof-top terrace is spotted, the property owner is fined €60 to have their file updated, and will see their property tax (IBI) increased by the appropriate amount.

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