Blog Category: Property in Spain


New Revised Law on Rentals

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Property in Spain.

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 »

Fortuna Golf Court Resolution (No Win No Fee)

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain, No Win No Fee, Off-Plan Deposit Legal cases, Property in Spain.

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 »

Buying a Property – Expenses

Posted and filed under Property in Spain.

Many people are interested in buying a property in Spain but are unsure about what they are letting themselves in for afterwards regarding ongoing expenses. Buying the Actual Property You will have to pay for the following:- Purchase – NIE number if you don’t have one already. The price varies but expect around 130€.  A  NIE number is an identification… Read more »

Should You Use The Solicitor your Agent Recommends?

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

The Agent When purchasing or selling a property in Spain, usually a client  is dealing with the estate agent first, so very often it is the agent who suggests a particular solicitor for the clients to use often offering an incentive (or even including the legal service within their fees). Is this a problem? Well, the British Consulate’s advice is to… Read more »

Three Prime Commercial Real Estate Units For Sale in La Zenia, Costa Blanca

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Local area, Newsletters, Property in Spain.

It is not often that prime business units come up side by side in one of the busiest international areas of Spain, outside of the big cities.  Two of the former three businesses have outgrown the space due to the excellent location and relocated to larger premises. Currently, in La Zenia on the Costa Blanca, at the Zenia Golf Commercial Centre, you can… Read more »

What can go wrong if you do not have legal representation when buying or selling a property in Spain?

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

I still am surprised when I read posts on facebook on the forums and someone asks for a recommendation for legal help in buying or selling a property and there is always one who says, do it yourself it is easy! Firstly, I am quite sure that most of the time that particular person has not actually done all the work… Read more »

Brexit For British Nationals Travelling and Living in Spain

Posted and filed under Brexit and Spain, Official Documents in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Property in Spain.

In recent months meetings have taken place for British living in Spain attended by representatives of the British Consulate. We understand that many things were discussed, the most important being that was for those who live in Spain full time, if you are a resident, and on the Padron, which is the equivalent of the electoral roll (Padron should be… Read more »

Buying a Property in Spain – Some of the Differences of the Spanish Legal System

Posted and filed under Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

People buying a property in Spain are often surprised at differences between Spain and other countries for buying property. Deposit Firstly in Spain, you will find you are asked for a deposit (generally 3,000€ in the La Zenia area) very early on. You should make sure that your legal representative obtains an extract from the Land Registry (nota simple), ideally before… Read more »

Selling a Property in Spain – Habitation Certificate and Energy Performance Certificate

Posted and filed under Newsletters, Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

Habitation and Energy Performance Certificates Habitation and Energy Performance Certificates are important when selling a property in Spain. Per Spanish Law, it is compulsory that you have these valid certificates: Habitation Certificate: This document proves that the property meets the Town Hall habitation requirements. It is not possible for the buyer to take over your water contract without it. This… Read more »

Good News on Inheritance tax in the Murcia region

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Property in Spain.

Very Important News: With effect from the 1st January 2018, property owners in the Murcia region are in a much better position regarding inheritance and donation tax. In 2015 the regional government ruled that there would be a discount of 50% to donations and inheritance tax for spouses, children and parents ( taxpayers in the group 2 category of taxpayers… Read more »

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