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New Year Divorce Enquiries

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It is a sad fact that the majority of the enquiries after Christmas tend to be either about Divorce or Wills. Obviously, do not forget we are very happy to advise you and arrange to make Spanish Wills but this is a brief post regarding divorce in Spain. As you will see from other blogs, it is now possible to... Read more »

New Revised Law on Rentals

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Yesterday , a new Spanish law was published Ley 21/2018, on urgent measures to do with rentals, which comes into force today December 19. It modifies five laws, and reforms the Law of Urban Leases 29/1994, which is the regulation of housing lease contracts. It also modifies some aspects of the Horizontal Property Law and the Civil Law which covers... Read more »

Spanish Reform on Stamp Duty May Lead To Heavier Costs for Borrowers

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Over the past few months, there has been a great deal of activity in the Courts with regard to stamp duty tax on properties with some hope that clients may be able to claim back  Stamp Duty paid when they obtained their mortgage retrospectively from Banks. After an unprecedented and ridiculous about turn by the Supreme Court of Judgement of... Read more »

You could be due a tax rebate if had a baby in Spain since 2014

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It has recently been announced that following a Supreme Court Judgement ruling in Spain, that parents who received paternity or maternity pay from the Spanish Tax office in the past 4 years, should now be able to reclaim the tax they paid on those benefits. In future, those having children will no longer be taxed on paternity or maternity pay.... Read more »

URGENT POST – Possible Change to Inheritance/DonationTaxes

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Since 2015, property owners in the Murcian and Valencian regions of Spain have been in a much better position with respect to inheritance and donation tax. We strongly suspect that the law is going to change in Spain with effect from the early January 2019 and wish to inform anyone considering changing their property into the names of their children to... Read more »

Fortuna Golf Court Resolution (No Win No Fee)

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Did you buy years ago in the town of For­tuna (Murcia) and the prop­er­ties were never com­pleted? Are you aware that an Alic­ante Court con­demned Banco Pop­u­lar to re­pay two mil­lion euros to more than 60 people who in­ves­ted in this development project? Would you like a chance to get back the money you paid, plus interest? Then please contact... Read more »

Wines and Vineyards of Murcia

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Just a short drive from the Orihuela Costa, the Murcia region is home to three DO wines, which are wines that comply to various conditions for production, these wines are Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Vines are said to have been introduced to the region by the Phoenicians in ancient times. Murcia’s winemaking reputation has been somewhat inconsistent through the centuries.... Read more »

Road tax in Spain What do you have to pay for your car?

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All Spanish-registered vehicle owners (including motorcycle owners) must pay an annual road tax. The amount of tax payable varies with the ‘fiscal horsepower’ of your car, which is a nominal amount not necessarily related to the engine power of a vehicle. Payment Road tax must be paid to your local authority, usually some time between March and May. Payment on... Read more »

Road Traffic Accidents in Spain

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Some general advice first. If a person has been injured, or a vehicle damaged, or one party will not give their details then the police should be called. It is fairly obvious but a person involved in an accident should always assist anyone injured and exhange contact and insurance details. This is a legal obligation, yet people still drive away…... Read more »

Income Tax for Non Residents

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Income Tax (Individual Income tax for Non-Residents or Non-Resident tax) Non-Resident tax is the commonly used term for the income tax charged to Spanish property owners who are non-residents. Many people do not realise that regardless of whether or not their property in Spain is rented out, they have to pay this tax each year. It is an obligation. When... Read more »

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