Blog Category: Property Purchase/Sale Service

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Looking to finance your overseas purchase?

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Looking to finance your overseas purchase? We are able to introduce you to our preferred mortgage partners, a market leader in overseas mortgages. They offer a range of services including pre-qualification of your mortgage options, so you can book a viewing trip. They are FCA regulated in the UK, so will assess the best way for you to obtain finance,… Read more »

Why you should still Buy in Spain despite Brexit and use a good firm to help you.

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

Clients from the UK are still buying in Spain despite Brexit and there is no reason why they shouldn’t. Recent reports from major portals like Right move and Kyero suggest interest in moving to Spain has never been higher and year on year the numbers of transactions completed in Spain according to these fantastic guides are up 20%! A few… Read more »

Selling a Property – Sellers Responsibilities

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3% Retention When selling a Property, there are certain financial (tax) obligations about which the owner needs to know. When setting the price of the sale, the owner should be aware that they will ‘lose’ 3% of the declared value in what is called the ‘Retention’. This is a sum which, although it is the responsibility of the seller to… Read more »

Hidden Purchase Tax and Help When Buying a Property

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

We often see posts on social media by people who have been charged a further tax after buying a property that they were not expecting. There is no reason to be wary of buying a property in Spain or to think that you will get hit with extra taxes and charges, or that Spain is corrupt. If you use someone… Read more »

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