Blog Category: Spanish Legal Issues


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 »

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 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 »

Children in the digital age: how to protect your children

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest.

Should parents supervise, or even spy on, their children’s mobiles, computers and tablets?   Experts use the term “active parental mediation” to refer to what in every home is known as “being aware of what the child is doing” The coordinator of the Spanish Security Center for Children on the Internet, Manuel Ransán, advises parents to support “parental control tools… Read more »

Supreme Court Tribunal Blow to Consumers Regarding Mortgage Clauses

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, In the Spanish News, Newsletters.

Consumers in Spain have suffered a blow as the Supreme Court changed the precedents of the High Courts and ruled that if there is an abusive clause relating to expenses in a mortgage, that the clients are responsible for payment of the stamp duty and half the Notary fees. Previously the Civil Chamber of the High Court had made a… 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 »

Supreme Court Rules Los Lagos de Santamaría Investor Can Claim Deposit

Posted and filed under Current Claims Possible to Win Back Funds, Legal Issues in Spain, No Win No Fee, Off-Plan Deposit Legal cases, Property in Spain.

A Recent Precedent extends the Supreme Court Judgement Ruling to Refund Off-Plan Deposits to Individual Investors, not just ordinary consumers. The Supreme Court ruling in 2015 set a precedent for Banks to have to pay investors back the deposits they put down on homes sold off-plan, because by Spanish Law 57/1968 (Consumer protection law) when off-plan deposits were paid into… Read more »

Inheritance and Donation Tax in the Valencian Community

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Taxes in Spain, Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance.

We have explained many times how there are taxes in Spain on the transfer of assets when a person dies (inheritance) and also on the transfer of assets when a person gifts them to another (donations), as there have been a number of changes in recent years. As Inheritance and Donation tax is collected and managed by the Autonomous Communities… Read more »

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