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Renovating a Property in Ibiza – Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Jun 7

It can be a very rewarding experience to renovate a property in a foreign country, or in this case island, like Ibiza. Not only is it a great opportunity to get your dream home in an idyllic and beautiful location, but if you plan it properly and hire professionals, you can benefit from a seriously good return on your investment.

It is important to understand, though, that renovation projects can be as challenging as they are rewarding. Without good project management, analysis, planning, and preparation your renovation project may cost more time, money, and stress than you were willing to deal with.

How do you stop the renovation of your dream Ibiza property from turning into a disaster? You consider carefully the information provided in this post.


As noted above, preparation and planning are crucial if you want to have a successful renovation project. The first bit of advice we can offer you is that you need to employ the services of an architect Ibiza-based and fully qualified. Beyond hiring a professional architect Ibiza, you should have a basic overview of what needs to happen.

Legal Side

  • The first part of legal work that you need to carry out is you need to find out the legal status of the property and whether or not it has an existing building licence or has any non-registered parts.

  • The second part is the analysis of the property’s possibilities concerning the urban planning regulations. This includes aspects of the work like how much intervention will be required, how much m2 needs extending.

Effective Planning and Preparation

During the planning and preparation stage, some key steps need to be taken, including

  • Analysis of the property’s current physical state, such as the structure, installations, and water tightness etc.

  • Full definition and proposal of the renovation and improvements. It is important to have this in place so that you know exactly what is going to happen at every step of the way towards the completion of the project.

  • Licences and permits through communication with Town Hall

  • Total cost estimation

  • Planning simulation and expected runtime of the project

Execution and Control

After all of the above has been followed, the project is ready executed.

When the work begins, you need to make sure at all times that it is being carried out at a reasonably high-quality level. If your renovation is a more extensive and intricate project, you will need to make sure you have a reliable and efficient on-site management team. It is a good idea to employ a team that knows what they are doing and that can coordinate the different tradespeople involved in the work and make sure it is all carried out and executed to a high standard to meet the deadlines. Obviously, if your project takes longer or there are issues along the way that could interrupt and interfere with it, you will have to invest even more money into the project that you originally planned for.

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