Blog Category: Property in Spain

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Should You Use The Solicitor your Agent Recommends?

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

The Agent When purchasing or selling a property in Spain, usually a client  is dealing with the estate agent first, so very often it is the agent who suggests a particular solicitor for the clients to use often offering an incentive (or even including the legal service within their fees). Is this a problem? Well, the British Consulate’s advice is to… Read more »

Three Prime Commercial Real Estate Units For Sale in La Zenia, Costa Blanca

Posted and filed under Businesses in Spain, Local area, Newsletters, Property in Spain.

It is not often that prime business units come up side by side in one of the busiest international areas of Spain, outside of the big cities.  Two of the former three businesses have outgrown the space due to the excellent location and relocated to larger premises. Currently, in La Zenia on the Costa Blanca, at the Zenia Golf Commercial Centre, you can… 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 »

Brexit For British Nationals Travelling and Living in Spain

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

In recent months meetings have taken place for British living in Spain attended by representatives of the British Consulate. We understand that many things were discussed, the most important being that was for those who live in Spain full time, if you are a resident, and on the Padron, which is the equivalent of the electoral roll (Padron should be… Read more »

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 »

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