How urban planning can ruin your life

Urban encumbrances
often go unnoticed, even by lawyers. It’s essential to check them to ensure
that your property is not affected by any zoning change.

Broadly speaking,
we can say that there’re two types of urban planning affectations:

 Number One,
the soft one. It’s when the owners are not expelled within a deadline, but are
simply not allowed to make works aimed at extending the life of the building,
they can only make ornamental improvements, such as painting walls and little
else. In this way, the building deteriorates naturally until it’s a ruin and
has to be demolished.

An example of this
type of urban encumbrance, is a building like this one in the neighbourhood of
Gracia. When they were built they left a very narrow space for pedestrians. The
city council now wants to provide more space for pedestrians. So when a
building is demolished, any new buildings should leave more space for
pedestrians. This is the reason why we see sidewalks like this with different
widths.

The other type of
urban encumbrance is the hard one, where people are kicked out of their homes,
as in the case of this building in front of the Sagrada Familia. The city
council wants to build a park so that visitors can admire the Church from afar
better, so all the owners of this building will be evicted with compensation.

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