The right of pre-emption and right of first refusal of the Andalusian Government in Spanish Special Protected Areas
This article is written especially for those wishing to buy a property in Spanish Special Protected Areas.
Article 24 of the Spanish Law 2/1989, 18th of July, by which the inventory of Protected Natural Areas of Andalusia is approved, and additional measures for their protection are established, states that, "The Government of Andalusia, through the Agency Environment may exercise the rights of pre-emption and first refusal on all transfers of “inter vivos” of plots of land located within the protected areas declared…"
In similar terms, Article 29 of Spanish Law 2/1992 of 15th June, Forest of Andalusia, states that "the Forest Administration, for the fulfillment of the purposes of this article, shall acquire ownership or any other rights of personal or real character of forest land by expropriation, purchase, exchange, donation, inheritance or legacy and by the exercise of pre-emption and of first refusal rights or any other way permitted by law." Just as in Articles 52 and following of Decree 208/1997 of the 8th of September, by which the Forest Regulations of Andalusia is approved.