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Now is the time to look at gifting a Property in Spain to Children.

Posted and filed under Property in Spain, Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance. Tagged:

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Many will not be aware that a new government of the region of Valencia started ruling in the Autumn of last year and they suggested they are going to erase all the allowances for gifting and probates. This will mean a lot of people will pay considerably more inheritance or gifting tax in the future. We are trying to arrange as... Read more »

Legal Actions in Lockdown – Now is the time for a Win

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Legal Actions in lockdown in Spain (or during the State of Alarm) are all currently frozen. As most peope would imagine. So except for criminal or labour issues all the Courts are closed in Spain. You have a Legal Case in the Courts If you have a current legal case in the Courts, then after the recent Royal Decree this... Read more »

Dismissals During Coronavirus

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We are getting a huge amount of enquiries regarding dismissals during this stage of alarm due to Coronavirus. We can help both employers and employees depending on the issue. Dismissals Due to Coronavirus There are strict employment laws relating to dismissal in Spain. The law covers “force majeure”. This is when an event happens which is out of the control... Read more »

Unemployment benefits during the Coronavirus crisis in Spain

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Emergency Economic Measures Introduced By Spanish Government. 19.3.2020 Clearly, Spain is currently in a very extreme financial situation. The climate is changing constantly but this is the most up to date information we have to hand.  The Spanish government have said they will help people, including:- Tax debts already in place will be able to be paid now in instalments... Read more »

Bank won’t release funds after someone dies

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The bank won’t release funds after someone dies. This situation can be so frustrating. After a parent or member of the family dies, you go to the Spanish bank, show them the death certificate. And they still will notunblock the account or release funds. Why the Bank will not release funds? It doesn’t matter whether the assets of the deceased... Read more »

Equity Release in Spain process

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We think that equity release in Spain in general and in particular Bare Ownership (Nuda propiedad in Spanish) is a wonderful option for many of our clients.  The concept involves institutional investors putting their own money on the table and freeing up money for seniors in Spain who are struggling with cash flow issues. In exchange for a very discounted... Read more »

Blocked Bank account in Spain

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Blocked bank accounts in Spain are common unfortunately in Spain. We often have clients advise that they can no longer access their online banking or use their card and they do not understand why. Clients often do not realise until they experience a problem becuase of unpaid bills. Why might a Bank account in Spain be blocked or frozen? This... Read more »

Landlords – Unpaid Rents or Utilities

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Many landlords approach us about unpaid rents or utilities by tenants. At what stage should they take legal action? Unpaid Rent Firstly, there should always be a written contract between tenant and landlord, so it is clear when rent is due, and how it is to be paid. Also how utility bills will be funded. If a tenant does not... Read more »

Illegal tourist properties – Valencian Government Inspections

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Illegal tourist properties – the Valencian Government continues to fight against these. Such as, they are now carrying out inspections on considerable amounts of tourist homes. There will be many more in 2020. Please take action so that they do not visit yours. Local Police are also collaborating in the detection of illegal tourist houses and apartments that could be... Read more »

Spanish Brexit guide

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Dear clients, We wrote this Spanish Brexit guide to help prepare our British friends and clients against the dangers of Brexit over a year ago.  Much of the uncertainty still remains however so we think it is worth leaving it here. We are currently helping hundreds of British people ensure that the basics are all in place. Driving licences Spanish Residency... Read more »

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