FREEHOLD FOR SALE for 79,000€: Raw commercial unit on the first floor of the prestigious Sophia Wellness Centre, in the heart of La Regia, within a two minute walk you can access the footbridge which links La Regia to the Cabo Roig strip. There is ample parking, disabled access and lift.
The Sophia Commercial Centre is busy all day with people coming and going all due to the natures of all the different businesses the centre has, which include the Beach Body Gym, the Sophia power assisted exercise centre, a hairdresser, beautician, hypnotist and various different therapists. The centre also boasts a busy medical practice with over 4,000 patients, a real estate agent, a launderette, an insurance office, a legal and accounting office, a training centre and a few shops. There is a bus stop right in front of the centre.
In order to open and run a new business in Spain it is OBLIGATORY to have an opening license in your (or your company) name. With most municipalities in Spain (including Torrevieja), it is not permitted to open a business without having an opening license in place, however, because of the backlog in Orihuela Costa it is possible to open once renovation work has been completed and an opening license application has been made to the town hall, so if you want to open a shop or café-bar and you have done all this you could open the next day.
It then takes at least one month for the town hall inspectors to inspect that all work has been completed according to regulations and the plans submitted. Other types of businesses/uses must comply with a whole range of varying regulations, a café-bar is totally different to a pub, an engineer is essential.
Before signing any contract or paying any deposit it is highly advisable that you employ the services of a qualified engineer or architect. For a small fee of 150€, an engineer will check that the property or properties you are interested in, are fit for purpose. The engineer will advise you what work and paperwork you will need, to obtain an opening license. If all that is needed to obtain an opening license (rarely) is to change the name, then the cost will be 350€. Normally an electrical project and opening license project will cost about 1,600€ however most engineers will deduct the original 150€ from this price. Payments are subject to 21% IVA (reclaimable).
We are happy to give you the contact details of an English speaking, well experienced engineer who has specialised in dealing with the town halls in this area (Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja, Torre and Pilar del la Horadada).
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Sophia Business Centre