Blog Category: Legal Issues in Spain

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Have you ever had a water leak at your property in Orihuela Costa?

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

This article applies to people who are with the company “Hidraqua”. Sometimes you may not even realise that you have a water leak until you get the unpleasant surprise of a bill that amounts to thousands of euros. When the water company come out to read the meter, if they see that you have used an unusually large amount of water,… Read more »

Road Rules on Safety Belts in Spain (Including for Children)

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Motoring in Spain, Newsletters.

Do you know all the rules in Spain about safety belts in cars, motorbikes etc.? The N332 Group of Guardia Civil officers have been translating Spanish law to help us learn the rules, and here is some of the information. 1. Drivers and occupants of motor vehicles and mopeds are obliged to use a safety belt, helmet and other protective elements…. Read more »

What unexpected services do we provide?

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

1) Legal – I wonder if sometimes people think we mainly deal with administrative bureaucracy such as sorting water, electric and paperwork problems. We do far more than that. We have had a lawyer working with us over ten years, and now have two lawyers working with us. Besides dealing with conveyancing (or the legal assistance when buying or selling… Read more »

Spanish Multi-Currency Mortgage Claims

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, Legal Issues in Spain.

Many people are now aware that the European Court of Justice ruled on abusive clauses such as Mortgage Floor Clauses, put in a mortgage deed by some banks which basically meant that when interest rates went down the bank retained a minimum floor clause, so customers still paid a high interest. Not so common are multi-currency mortgages in Spain, but… Read more »

The New Legal Procedure for Holiday Rentals (Valencia Region)

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, General Articles of Interest, Legal Issues in Spain, Local area.

You may recall last year that we posted an article about the new law that it is obligatory for all owners letting out properties as holiday lets in the Valencia region with no official agent to apply for a tourist licence  (we can only comment on our area). Please see this article on tourism licences https://www.spanishsolutions.net/blog/legal-issues-in-spain/tourism-licence/ A client has now suggested to us… 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 »

Important Spanish Inheritance and Gift Tax Update admidst Brexit Uncertainty

Posted and filed under Brexit and Spain, Legal Issues in Spain, Taxes in Spain.

Many of you will not realise that inheritance and gift tax in Spain is decided at government levels but also by each region.  Each region of Spain is autonomous and so can apply their own tax reductions to inheritances and gifts. This is very important to know as in Spain, a property is generally not owned in the same way as… Read more »

Guidance for UK Nationals living in Spain 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 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 before 29th of… Read more »

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