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Case Studies

We have tried to show you in a few case studies the type of work we can do and how we can find solutions to problems. They say a problem shared is a problem halved so try us with yours, and you never know, we just might be able to help. Likewise if you need some information, we will do our best to help you…

Case Study – Wills Between Countries

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  Last week, we had this enquiry from a client: Good Morning, my mother passed away and has a property and assets in Bendidorm and I believe there is a will ( although I have not seen it ) and a property and assets in the UK where NO WILL has been found. Is it possible that her English assets… Read more »

How to Apply for UK Grant of Probate (Marilyn’s story)

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One of our clients was so frustrated by her experience trying to apply for UK Grant of Probate after her husband died that she wrote this article to help our clients, and also the instructions at the foot of the article. I am sure many readers are going to be eternally grateful to her. Thank you Marilyn! Her story begins……. Read more »

Case Study – Changing Ownership of Property and Brexit

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We received an email this week which may be of interest if you are divorcing and changing ownership of a property or wondering about Brexit. The customer said that she and her husband are divorcing and live in the UK. As part of the settlement he has agreed she can keep the apartment in Spain near Murcia. She said that… Read more »

Using a Lasting Power of Attorney for a Property Transaction

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A Case Study on using Powers of Attorney when Mental Incapacity. A while back we received an enquiry similar to this below:- “I have been reviewing your website for information regarding a proposed gift of a property in Spain. I would be grateful if you’re able to confirm if you’re able to advise on the matter below: – My parents… Read more »

Applying for residency in Spain (A couple with EU and non EU nationality).

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We recently had a client who is British and her husband is from New Zealand. They asked how they could apply for Residency in the Valencia region (please note it varies from region to region) and this is how we responded:- Being a British citizen it is fairly easy to apply for residency. You would have to apply first, and… Read more »

Case Study – Can an Usufruct Be Challenged?

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  We received an email this week from a gentleman needing some advice:- “I was left a half share in a Spanish property by my father. The other half went to his wife, my stepmother. She has the usufruct and will not allow myself or any of my family near the property. Can we challenge this in any way? She… Read more »

Donation using Lasting Powers of Attorney

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We had an enquiry not long ago saying someone had been reading our website about a proposed gift or donation of a property in Spain. This is fairly common in this region as relatively inexpensive at the moment and a good time to do it but this client had a slightly different issue. She explained that her parents own a… Read more »

Case Study – Unacceptable Holiday Accomodation

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We recently received an email similar to the following: What can I do as a tourist who rented a property for a holiday in Benidorm for 2 weeks which I had to vacate without even staying for 1 night due to a very low level of hygiene. We were travelling with our toddler and booked the property because it was… Read more »

CASE STUDY – EHIC, SIP CARD & RESIDENCIA IN SPAIN

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We recently received a similar enquiry to this:- “Hi, I have lived in Spain for just over 2 years. I have an EHIC card from England which will expire on 6 June 2020. Am I able to get medical assistance just using this card and my passport in medical centres? I have ongoing health problems and am retired. I will… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Can you have a penknife on your person or in your car?

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We have had a case whereby a youth of 20 had gone to visit a friend near Murcia last year and was standing outside the house, with some of their friends chatting, not doing anything. Spanish police passed by and must have thought that they looked suspicious as they were questioned, searched and then the youth´s car searched.  In his… Read more »

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