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Case Studies

We have tried to show you in a few case studies the type of work we can do and how we can find solutions to problems. They say a problem shared is a problem halved so try us with yours, and you never know, we just might be able to help. Likewise if you need some information, we will do our best to help you…

Changes to Wills in Spain

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A customer wrote to us today with a query regarding changes to Wills in Spain (we have their authority to relay this story). They said “Attached is a copy of our daughter’s will. In this Will she leaves the property in Spain to a named person.  She no longer wants to do this and wishes to leave it to her… Read more »

Extra Community Fees for Rental Properties

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Recently, we have had a few clients ask about extra community fees for owners who rent out their property. Many have been surprised by this and asked if it is legal. Extra Community Fees This possibility was approved by the government of Spain through the Real Decreto-ley 7/2019, of 1 of March. The measure has been incorporated into the Horizontal… Read more »

Case Study – Permissions for Food in Spanish Bars

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Food in Spanish bars is a topic we sometimes get approached for advice on. This week one of our customers who owns a Spanish bar has just asked us if we could help with some actual legal clarification as to what food in Spanish bars is allowed to be prepared/served in a bar with a cafeteria licence? There are many… Read more »

The new Last Will in Spain – 2020

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A client contacted us very concerned about his Will and the new Last Will in Spain. He asked: At the beginning of the year (approx) I had a new Will prepared by yourselves. Do I now have to have a clause added if I want the new UK law added for inheritance purposes ? This has been brought to my… Read more »

Complaints to Spanish Courts

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Can you make complaints to Spanish Courts? Yes you can try. We had a client approach us that said we culd use his case study to inform others. He said “I made a claim through a Spanish lawyer against a Bank, to re-claim additional interest paid on a mortgage, which had a 3% ‘floor clause’. Although it has taken over… Read more »

Case Study – Can you appeal against a Criminal Conviction in Spain?

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We received an enquiry from a client asking if a British Citizen, resident in Britain could appeal against a Spanish criminal conviction not of a serious nature. His son, then aged 19, had been on holiday in Tenerife and was not aware at the time they were in a criminal court. They said no translator was offered to them. They… Read more »

Case Study – Sole owned property in Marriage

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We often receive a question such as this – “I bought an apartment in Spain solely in my name. I was married and now am divorcing my wife. She has has never paid anything to the mortgage or bills, I pay everything. We have no children. She now wants me to sell it and give her half. What rights do… Read more »

CASE STUDY – Accidents in Private Home in Spain

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We recently had this enquiry, which may be of interest to others. Good Evening,Can you advise me as to where I would stand as a home owner in both UK and Spain if there were to be a Accident at my Spanish home whilst it was being used ,if I was liable for the accident although I have Public Liability… Read more »

Case Study – Tenants and Habitual Residence

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Occasionally we see an enquiry about how to get round the strong Spanish law now for tenancies that tenants are allowed to stay in a property a long time. A lady wrote to us and said what do I do? I want to rent out my property to someone for six month months, but I hear the tenants may be… Read more »

Division of Ownership Spain

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We recently received an enquiry from a man saying “I would like to have information on Extinguishing a condominium following a divorce”. This was our reply, which may help others: Thank you for your email. Clients may wish to change (for several different reasons, you mentioned divorce) the ownership of a property in Spain, known as a division of joint… Read more »

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