Blog Category: Property in Spain

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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 »

Good News on Inheritance tax in the Murcia region

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Property in Spain.

Very Important News: With effect from the 1st January 2018, property owners in the Murcia region are in a much better position regarding inheritance and donation tax. In 2015 the regional government ruled that there would be a discount of 50% to donations and inheritance tax for spouses, children and parents ( taxpayers in the group 2 category of taxpayers… Read more »

Looking to finance your overseas purchase?

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

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 »

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 »

Top 5 Reasons to Use Spanish Solutions For Your Property Purchase

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Our Top 5 or 10 Blogs on Different issues, Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

1) Checking of Debts You need someone with experience who speaks good English as well as Spanish, who will explain everything properly to you and detail the costs. Searches need to be carried out, as it is vital to check a property is free of debts, has a title deed, check licences, make sure all documents are in order and… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Client says they have No Deeds.

Posted and filed under Case Study, In the Spanish News, Legal Issues in Spain, Local area, No Win No Fee, Property in Spain.

Occasionally we have received an email from a client, who says something like “I bought a property off …… 12 years ago and I still have no title deeds. Please, can you help me.” This is a serious enquiry, which we have all too frequently, unfortunately. If we receive these enquiries we need to know if someone is in Spain… Read more »

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