Blog Category: In the Spanish News

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“Gota Fría” – Insurance Claim. Please share. Urgent.

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News.

This is just a quick post for all those affected by the terrible storms Thursday and Friday. You may have found out already that PROBABLY your home insurance IS NOT REALLY GOING TO COVER YOU. If this is the case, it is very important that you are aware and make others aware that the general Insurance Consortium (Consorcio de Seguros)… Read more »

Spain has new mortgage laws!

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News.

It is also getting easier to get finance for qualified house buyers in Spain. Spanish Solutions work with a few terrific local Spanish banks to help to get mortgages in place for people looking to buy a property in Spain. We always, well almost always, recommend our clients to have their finances in place before they buy. The last thing… 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 »

Supreme Court Tribunal Blow to Consumers Regarding Mortgage Clauses

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, In the Spanish News, Newsletters.

Consumers in Spain have suffered a blow as the Supreme Court changed the precedents of the High Courts and ruled that if there is an abusive clause relating to expenses in a mortgage, that the clients are responsible for payment of the stamp duty and half the Notary fees. Previously the Civil Chamber of the High Court had made a… Read more »

Shock Sunday Closing Zenia Boulevard, Habaneras and Supermarkets

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Local area, Newsletters, Travel and Tourism.

Many Shoppers got a shock this week finding that the Zenia Boulevard and Habaneras shops were now closed on a Sunday after years of being opened virtually every day. This is because in March 2015 a law was passed to limit Sunday opening and weekly opening hours, which would not come into effect until March 2018, which is why many… Read more »

Guidance for UK Nationals living in Alicante Regarding Residency

Posted and filed under Brexit and Spain, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron).

Over the past few months, we have seen a greatly increased number of enquiries for people wanting Residency in  Alicante – Spain (Residencia) and all the relevant offices locally currently have backlogs for Residency appointments. This article is to advise you that it is important that all clients who do not have Residencia and padron and need them should obtain them… Read more »

Driving and Alchohol

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News.

I read yesterday of a local man who said that he had been stopped by the police and ordered to appear at Court in the morning. He said that he had drunk two drinks over a course of several hours with food and had driven home. He was very surprised that he had been ordered to appear in Court (where he will… Read more »

New Law – Now Possible to Divorce At a Spanish Notary not in Court

Posted and filed under In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain.

Please read carefully as this does not mean that you can enter a Notary and obtain a divorce without a solicitor being involved. However, this is a very positive new law. To explain, there has been a very recent development this year, after The Law of Voluntary Jurisdiction 15/2015 of 2nd July came into force on 23rd July 2015.  From… Read more »

Mortgage Floor Clauses Refunds

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain.

What do you do when, after asking your bank for a refund because of a mortgage floor clause in your mortgage deed, they send you an email with, say, three possible options e.g. eliminate the floor clause, change the differential by 0.319% or refund you 4,200€? The normal customer has no idea whether the figures are correct or what to… Read more »

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