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Where is a good area to buy an apartment in chiclana de la Frontera?


Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16pm
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Hi everyone, 

Newcomer to the group and was wondering if anyone has some good advice on buying an apartment in chiclana de la Frontera 2 or 3 bed. Have looked on idealists and foto casa, but don't know what the areas are like. Streets I came across were calle sevilla, calIe Roma, Residencial conde de maule, calle siroco. Iam currently in seville and looking to move closer to the coast. Have heard some things, like a lot of the property on the market there is illegal. Does that apply to Apts too? Would like to stay on the southern side of the river if possible on a decent street. But not entirely ruling out Campo de futbol area for example. Price wise around 60-100k. 

Many thanks in advance. 



Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:38am

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:38am

HI Tony 

I have a property in Chiclana and it is on land yet to be urbanised. Fortunately mine is on land that is yellow. This means it will be made llegal. Anything built on white land cannot be made legal. White land should not be built on. 

Any property that is connected to mains water is urbanised and legal. 

Rustic land is where my property/house is just on the outskirts of the town. I have  not seen any apartments built on rustic land.

Personally I like the area around the road Fuente Amarga near to town and on right side of river to go to beach. Also not to far from new tram stop and public swimming pool.

Hope this helps




Original Poster

Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:28pm

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:28pm

Hi Patricia, 

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes I have been looking at apts just of that road on idealista, they all seem pretty decent and from what your saying the area is contected to the water mains and legal and is not on white land? I have also been looking at an area called "la Soledad". Do you know it? Looks nice. Any thoughts? Also when you are buying a property there, do you have much wiggle room on the price?

I hope that your property is made legal soon for you own piece of mind. 

Many thanks again Patricia and look forward to hearing from you again soon. 



Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:10pm

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:10pm

Hi Tony

Have no idea about negotiation on price no doubt it depends on demand and sellers need to move quickly or not.

As you know the Spanish do like to declare lower prices than the original, and pay under the counter difference. Less taxes up front but more when you come to sell. Not sure if they still do it. 

Most areas in Chiclana are good. 

I just think being near the town and towards the beach is a good location.

Hope you find what your looking for. The area is really nice and the people friendly.




Original Poster

Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:09pm

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:09pm

Thanks again Patricia. 

Will be going down in the very near future to take a look around. 


Concept Architectural Workshop

Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:38am

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Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:38am

Morning Tony,

My Spanish wife and I moved from London a year ago to set up our Architectural Practice and recently purchase property in the heart of Chiclana. We used a small local letting agent and were surprised with their fees, but thankfully we negotiated a reduced fee. It is one to keep an eye on typically ranging between 9 to 12%. A word of warning, before you purchase a site, make sure the land in legal, which is a very hot topic here in Chiclana, and your best place to find this information is in Ayuntamineto Chiclana, Chiclana {Planning Office} or alternatively the link below.

The below link although in Spanish correctly illustrates the properties current and future status, for instance some properties are consider yellow which are to be legalsied in the coming years, but a word of warning a couple of year could be 20.

Best of Luck,


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Original Poster

Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:01pm

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:01pm

Hi Adrian, 

Thanks for getting back. 

I am currently looking on line for an apt there, just a two or three bed. Is there whole apt blocks down there that have have been illegally built? 

The agents fee, 9-12‰ and then you pay 10% in tax as well? 

Thanks again Adrian


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