Blog Category: Legal Issues in Spain


Selling a Property Into New Year – Who pays the SUMA?

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain.

Question We have seen variations on this SUMA query over the years:- My friend sold her property on Spain early January 2018, but completion was meant to take place in December 2017. The new owner delayed it, not may friend and then she was sent a bill for the council tax for 2018. She doesn’t even own the house any… Read more »

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

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 »

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)

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 »

A Padron – who should register?

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Officially all residents in Spain are required by law to register on the padrón, yet many British ex-pats still have not done so. Perhaps some view the padrón as a means of vigilance by the state, in ‘big-brother’ fashion. However, in reality, it is simply a way for the town hall to know how many people live in their area,… Read more »

Suing For Personal Injury

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We see many different cases of people wishing to sue a person or company for personal injury in Spain and this is a brief guide of what to be aware of with those type of cases. Clients need to be aware they need you need to be able to PROVE that the injury was definitely caused by the other party’s… Read more »

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