Land Law which came into force on 1 July 2007, being the current Land Act 2008, a revised text of the existing articles of the 1992 Act, it dispenses with the traditional land classification and establishes, however, two basic types of situations the soil: the soil in the ground situation in rural and urbanized state. The main reason for this new law makes the distinction between these two basic situations of the soil is assigned the same endpoint on the ground in rural situation, their classification is developable or not be developed, in order to assign a rating no expropriation expectations planning under a public action such as planning. The soil in urbanized situation is assessed practically under the same criteria for urban land valuation in the previous Land Act 1998, that is, according to market value.
The ground situation is made up of rural lands, according to urban planning or direct application of zoning laws, have the following classifications and are in the situations described below:
A1) can not be developed or rustic
A2) developable, in all categories: Until completion of the development.
A3) city, where they can not be considered in situations of urbanized
It is in the situation of the urbanized land legally integrated and effective network of services of endowments and population centers.