Buying Property in Spain: The Deposit

When you buy a property in Spain, you must bear in mind that you will be asked for two deposits depending on how you get the property: read!

buying property in spain deposit

When you buy a property in Spain, you must bear in mind that you will be asked for two deposits:

  1. A first deposit of between 1,000 and 3,000 euros as a “reservation”.
  2. A second deposit of 10% of the property price.

The first deposit will be required if you have found the property through an agency. They will tell you that it is for the “reservation”, but in reality it is not an actual reservation, not because you have paid this deposit will they remove the property from the sale, nor will they remove the online ads, and of course they will not stop negotiating with other people interested.

The real reason why they ask for this first deposit is to see that your offer is serious, that you are not there to waste their time.

I know it may seem unfair, but if you think about it, it is logical that they will ask for some kind of proof that you are not the typical person with too much time who looks at properties and negotiates prices with no real intention of buying.

Take into account that making an offer is not something that has no consequences, first the agency must contact the owner, explain the type of buyer you are, the offer you have made, they will have to evaluate it and start a period of negotiation that can take effort and be stressful, of course they want to know that if they are going to start that process is because there is really interest on your side.

In fact, if the property you want to see is very luxurious, they may even ask for a report from your bank stating that you have the resources necessary to complete the purchase.

 

Negotiating the Purchase Price

Once this first deposit has been made, you can make your offer, which can be simply by accepting the price offered, or by offering a lower price.

When negotiating a price you must take into account that the cultural factor plays a very important role. In some cultures the price variation between the offer and the final price can be up to 50%, while in other cultures it will be only 1-2%. In Spain, as everywhere else, it depends on many variables, but in general terms we can say that in a big city like Madrid or Barcelona, that margin is usually 5%, that means that if the property you want to buy is worth 200,000€, you can make an offer of 180,000€ and reach an agreement of 190,000€, and to be honest, you will have bargained very well, don’t keep pushing because there is a risk of losing the property.

Of course, the more demand there is for a product, the less likely it is to be traded, and vice versa. If you want a house in the mountains, that margin can perhaps be as high as 20%.

 

Negotiating the other Terms of the Purchase

Once you have reached a final agreement on the price, another negotiation starts, on a lot of details not less important, such as the time you need to pay the rest of the price, what happens if you do not get the expected financing, the inventory of what the owner leaves in the property, the state of the water, gas and electricity services, the state of the building where the property is located, if there are encumbrances, when will the keys be delivered, possibility of visits before the final signing to take measurements… and a long etc.

Our recommendation is that you hire a lawyer from the first minute to carry out all this negotiation, think that you are doing a business of quite a lot of money, so any mistake can be very expensive, in addition to that it is in a country that is not yours, being an operation that involves many difficulties, much bureaucracy and the risk of committing errors is very high, so we recommend that to avoid regrets tomorrow you hire a lawyer today.

And it is very important that you choose a lawyer specialised in dealing with Real Estate, because only they can carry-out a full and proper legal due diligence on the property; do not trust real estate agents, and above all do not trust the agency that intermediates on the purchase – its interests are very much aligned with you going ahead with the purchase, while for a lawyer, their interest lies in ensuring that you do not make a mistake and that the whole process is carried-out according to the law.

We also recommend that you lawyer is a good English speaker like the many lawyers in the Advocate Abroad network, otherwise the need for translation can be an added issue to an already complex operation.

Everyone who is going to buy a property is usually optimistic and thinks that they will find a perfect property, without further legal or constructive complications and that the negotiation will be easy… and unfortunately this is seldom the case. From experience we can say that it is highly unlikely that this will be the case: in practically 100% of the cases problem arises, there is always something that may suppose some danger for the buyer, and the work of the lawyer is to discover that hazard and resolve it effectively.

It is very important at this point to keep cool and not rush, as this is the most delicate moment of the whole negotiation process and what is decided now will have long-term consequences, so you have to resist the pressures of the seller and the agency and deal with all the issues in detail. Rely on your lawyer.

An important detail to bear in mind is not to accept the template contract offered by the agency. Firstly because it is usually only in Spanish, and also because it is a generic model to which only the names of the buyer and seller and the property change. It is best to have your lawyer draw up a personalised contract for your specific situation and for the specific property you are buying. And one recommendation is that this contract is translated into English, it’s your money, your business, and you have the right to know everything it says, not only what your lawyer translates for you or what you can understand over Google Translate, but you must understand everything, absolutely everything, even if you trust your lawyer. An additional pair of eyes is to be recommended, and you should definitely ask about anything you do not understand.

Payment of the Deposit

Once an agreement has been reached on all matters, you will have to pay 10% of the price of the property, discounting the “reservation” price that we have mentioned already. It is not written anywhere that it must necessarily be 10%, but it is a long tradition that everyone knows, so if you are asked for more than that amount, ask why. Paying more than 10% is not necessarily wrong, but there should be some compensation for that, like they give you more time for the final signature, or they give you a discount on the final price, or they will carry-out some repair that you have requested… etc.

From this point you have between 2 and 3 months to make the final payment, that is, unless you have all the money waiting in a bank account in Spain, which is unusual. You will be able to use this time to find the necessary financing or to transfer your money from your account in your country, which is another tricky moment that your lawyer can advise you in order of not having your money blocked by the anti money laundering protocols of the banks.

It is important at this point that your lawyer has good contacts to help you find a decent mortgage, or if you have to send money from a country outside the Euro zone to get a good exchange rate and the fees are as small as possible.

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  • Matt Hardy
    Matt Hardy, Mallorca

    I thought Rosa was first class. Always helpful, always knowledgeable, and got the job done. I would highly recommend her.


    Also very nice to work with, easy to talk to with a great attitude.


    Nov 09, 2020
  • Paul Kuznecovs
    Paul Kuznecovs, Los Cristianos

    Prompt Response, Full Understanding of what was Required and Possible Problems, Provision of Absolute Value for Money.


    Total Ability to Explain What is Required, Identification of Challenges and Application of Relevant Solutions,


    Meeting in Person Was Not a Problem, Highly Professional - Absolutely Life Changing Experience! Sincere Thanks to Oliver and Family from Kuznecovs Family!!!


    Oct 08, 2020
  • Christopher Horne
    Christopher Horne, Puçol

    I both purchased and sold a property in Spain utilising Francisca's services in both instances. I felt it was essential to use a lawyer as I am from the UK and this was my first experience of buying and selling in Spain and the system, process and tax requirements are very different and I wanted someone experienced and professional to oversee everything and 'hold my hand' through the process.


    It seems that most Spaniards do not utilise a lawyer or use an independent property surveyor and the inmobiliaria/estate agent does a huge amount of additional work compared to what they do back home. This combined with the arras (deposit of thousands of Euros paid directly to the seller to 'secure' the property and take it off the market) made me nervous as it was so different to what I was used to in the UK - in some ways it's a lot better system.


    Like most reading this review, I did a huge amount of internet research when looking for property to buy in Spain and from experience have found that there are many companies set up by Brits and other non-Spaniards that are looking to take advantage of first time buyers from their native countries by putting up flashy websites and charging exorbitant fees - without exception I found that the Spanish inmobiliaria/estate agent, lawyers, etc. were far more professional, hard working and able to get things done at a fair price. The challenge is, if like me, your Spanish language skills are poor to non-existent - my advice to you is to get used to using both Google Translate and WhatsApp on your mobile phone with a data package that works in Spain as these came to my rescue on multiple occasions and are invaluable.


    Francisca's services through both the buying and selling process of my property were exemplary and professional at all times, her fees fair, her communication swift and her level of integrity beyond doubt. Some of Francisca's greatest non-lawyer strengths are her ability to empathise with a non-Spaniard buying property for the fist time in Spain, communicate the system clearly, set the necessary appointments / provide clear directions and generally 'hold your hand' through the process and sooth your nerves when necessary.


    I would have no hesitation in recommending Francisca to anyone requiring the legal services (not just buying/selling property) of a lawyer in Spain and will certainly approach her again should I need such services again. It is rare to find a professional of this level of integrity in any industry or country.


    We need more clones of Francisca across Spain! :-). From my experience, her services and professionalism cannot be improved upon.


    Oct 02, 2020
  • Steve Riley
    Steve Riley, Benidorm

    Buying a house in Spain was a daunting prospect but we had found the place and just needed to go for it!


    After a quick Google search for English speaking solicitors, I contacted Advocate Abroad, after speaking to someone for less than a minute I was told I would be contacted by their solicitor, Consuelo within the next couple of hours.


    My phone rang within minutes, it was Consuelo and she explained all I needed to know about the legal requirements prior to making a purchase and after an offer is accepted. She explained the differences between a private purchase and a company purchase, and gave us enough information in that initial phone call to put our minds at ease and helped us understand the Spanish house buying processes.


    Consuelo then went on to arrange our NIE numbers, make an appointment with the notary, dealt with the estate agents, acted as attorney with our bank, and completed most of the legal requirements within a three week period just before lockdown hit. Over the lockdown period Consuelo sorted out electric, water and taxes and explained everything clearly and precisely over email and WhatsApp. Once Spain relaxed it’s measures, Consuelo was quick to finalise everything, even met our Spanish friends to hand over keys and sent photos!


    The service provided is incomparable with our British conveyancing lawyers, (we truly did get a clearly explained, personal service at an excellent price!) and although everything after our offer had to be dealt with remotely with us back in England, there was no doubt we were being looked after fully and competently.


    I would not hesitate to recommend Advocate Abroad and I would certainly recommend you ask for the fantastic services from Consuelo!


    Aug 14, 2020
  • P.R. van Tol
    P.R. van Tol

    Francisca did a great job helping us with buying our new property. The price is absolute right. I can fully recommend her!


    Aug 05, 2020
  • Robert Bolton
    Robert Bolton, La Manga del Mar Menor

    We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Consuelo in helping us buy our apartment in La Manga. She guided us through the process either by email or phone and made sure that we fully understood everything. This of course gave us complete peace of mind.


    Consuelo is an extremely professional person but also very personable. We even had lock down to contend with but Consuelo always kept us updated. Excellent service!!


    Aug 04, 2020
  • Karen Webster
    Karen Webster, El Campello

    Consuelo went above and beyond expectations. We could not get to Spain to view the property we liked due to the COVID-19 travel ban so Consuelo viewed it on our behalf and sent videos.


    She went through the whole buying process on our behalf. Communication throughout was excellent. Consuelo kept us informed of every step and sent copies of all documentation. Considering the amount of work she did under very difficult circumstances the fee was very reasonable.


    Aug 01, 2020
  • Ben Cuppello
    Ben Cuppello, Oviedo

    Miguel provided a faultless service throughout the purchase of our property in Oviedo.


    Always responsive, providing excellent advice and guidance and prepared to go above and beyond to help us on numerous occasions. I could not recommend him highly enough.


    May 27, 2020
  • Brian Berman
    Brian Berman, Oviedo

    We were very have happy with the level of service provided by Miguel, he went above and beyond to make sure that everything was understood by us and clear.


    Using him made us realise that buying aboard was not straight forward and with his help opened doors which we would have struggled with. He was always available to us day and night ( even at weekends) and would respond to any question with either the answer or information of how to get it. He kept us informed at each and ever stage of our purchase. He was a real gentleman and we were very proud and honoured to have met such a lovely man.


    He is a great example of how a person in his position should operate with his clients and we can not thank him enough.


    Mar 11, 2020
  • Chris Horne
    Chris Horne, Valencia

    Francisca is a highly professional and friendly lawyer based just outside of Valencia city that helped my wife and I purchase our property.


    Her English is excellent and her ability to communicate the Spanish legal requirements for a foreigner to purchase property in a clear and concise way is exceptional.


    I would have no hesitation in approaching her for other legal services myself and would recommend her to anyone.


    Feb 16, 2020
  • Gemma Pitt
    Gemma Pitt, Mallorca

    Our experience in using Rosa has been flawless. She has been incredibly responsive and helpful from day one.


    We couldn't be more happy with her service and we look forward to many more years of help and support!


    Feb 03, 2020
  • Maria Castellon Perez
    Maria Castellon Perez , Vera

    Juan was very professional at all times and he help us with everything. He even went to pick me up from the airport do we didn't missed our appointment with the notaire.


    Juan was in contact with us constantly through face to face and wsup. I have no doubt we will use him again.


    Jan 15, 2020
  • John Hipper
    John Hipper, Zaragoza

    Francisco was recommended to me by friends in Spain after they had a very positive experience with him. He was an excellent contact for me while I was in the process of buying a house in Spain.


    It was an overwhelming experience buying from Canada, particularly because of the language barrier and the time difference, but Francisco did a fantastic job of explaining to me everything about the forms, taxes and the local processes.


    He was helpful, friendly and informative. When I arrived in Spain to complete the purchase, I felt much more confident knowing that I had his advice and assistance, he even offered to help me fix a problem with my bank accounts when I didn't understand what was happening (language).


    I would have no hesitation using his services again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of his assistance. I was 100% happy.


    Dec 03, 2019
  • Stephen Brown
    Stephen Brown, Palma de Mallorca

    Great communication with Rosa and good advice around what can be a potentially complicated property market on Mallorca.


    I had no idea about the importance of a cedula de habitabilidad and how difficult it can be getting water and electricity connected with out one.

    Our experience of estate agents on the island is not great but thankfully Rosa has kept us right through out our property search and in obtaining our NIE numbers. We are very grateful for her help.


    Nov 13, 2019
  • Sjors de Wildt
    Sjors de Wildt, Barcelona

    Oscar helped us through the process of buying our family home in Alella Barcelona. He advised and informed as well as reviewing the contracts and doing checks on liabilities, registrations etc.


    We are very happy with Oscars work. Easy to communicate with, available for questions and not shy to give you his opinion. Was a pleasure to work with you and we will make sure to stay in touch for any future legal advice we may need.


    Oct 30, 2019
  • Victor Cini
    Victor Cini, Valencia

    Thank you, Ramon was most informative , very clear and offered great advice.


    We hope to be back in touch.


    Oct 23, 2019
  • Richard Day
    Richard Day, Barcelona

    Excellent customer service and good legal advice. Oscar always returns calls and messages promptly, even when he was on holiday! He is polite and patient.


    I am very happy with the services provided by Advocate Abroad and especially Oscars work. All at reasonable cost.


    Sep 17, 2019
  • Tim
    Tim, Mallorca

    I have recommended to a few friends who now use Rosa. Most profesional which is a rare in Spain. I honestly cannot think of any part of the service I would improve.


    Sep 13, 2019
  • Leigh Hossbach
    Leigh Hossbach, Oviedo

    I would wholly recommend Miguel to anybody contemplating a house purchase in the Asturias area of Spain. His pricing was competitive and adapted to my particular requirements.


    He consulted with other professionals (including the council) to help determine the expansion and future building possibilities of the land. He also undertook the necessary checks to establish there was no outstanding debt tied to the property.


    Compared to UK solicitors Miguel was very much more approachable and would always respond to my queries and deliver frequent progress reports at any time of the day including weekends.


    Given the complexity of the Spanish notary system it is essential you have a local solicitor who knows all the variations associated with the Asturian conveyancing system to guide you towards a successful outcome.


    Even though I had a reasonable understanding of Spanish Miguel's excellent written and spoken English proved invaluable at all stages of the conveyancing process in particular the final signing of the deeds. Well done Miguel and many thanks for all your help!


    Aug 17, 2019
  • Joseph Lobo
    Joseph Lobo, Barcelona

    Oscar was a great help throughout a difficult process as we bought a house in Barcelona. Despite significant setbacks, he was able to help us find solutions to ensure we finally managed to purchase the property.


    Thank you to Oscar for being incredibly professional and for explaining everything in a straightforward way so we understood a process which was foreign to us. I highly recommend him as a lawyer for anyone looking to buy a property in Spain.


    Aug 01, 2019
  • Gian Piero Staffa
    Gian Piero Staffa, Antigua

    Rosa was extremely helpful in assisting me buying a house in Maiorca.


    The transaction was not without issues due mainly to spanish bureaucracy and Rosa handled all of them very professionally.


    Given language problems and distance from my residence I will never regret having chosen her as my Lawyer in Palma and I have already recommended here services to other prospective buyers.


    Jul 22, 2019
  • Daphne Zargar
    Daphne Zargar, Detroit, USA

    Miguel was awesome! Super responsive, extended my knowledge and put me totally at ease through the process of buying a house in Galicia.


    I felt my interests were put first in the process and protected and would definitely recommend Miguel with full confidence.


    Jul 20, 2019
  • Sally Bircher
    Sally Bircher, Tenerife (Los Cristianos)

    I have recommended our lawyer Oliver to many people due to his professionalism and ability to communicate on all levels.


    Calls were always returned and questions always answered. Great value for money.


    Jul 16, 2019
  • Xavier M W
    Xavier M W, Mallorca

    I highly recommend Rosa, she is very professional and thorough and her communication was superb throughout.


    Her English is also first class. Thank you for all your help.


    Jun 29, 2019
  • Mark Fairley
    Mark Fairley, Gandia

    Francisca was extremely professional, great communication throughout the purchasing process.


    Phoned or emailed me to keep me updated and worked to a good timescale for completion. Prepared well for the notary and simplified the answers on any questions or issues that occurred.


    I would highly recommend Francisca for anyone from the U.K wishing to purchase property in Spain.


    She takes away any stress or fear that can happen from entering the unknown legal practice in Spain. I would definitely use Francisca again for legal service, on any future issue or purchasing of property.


    She provided good value for service and would be a future person to go to, for any expat in the Spanish community.


    Apr 30, 2019
  • Kirstin Stokes
    Kirstin Stokes, St Andrews, Scotland

    Francisco advised and managed our recent property purchase in Fuengirola with such friendly professionalism that the whole process was effortless, smooth and completely stress-free!


    Francisco was great at responding to our many questions, quickly addressing any concerns we had and resolving issues judiciously. His advice and guidance has been invaluable and the service provided, from start to completion, has been excellent and great value for money. We are more than happy to recommend Francisco to friends, family and all. Paul & Kirstin, Scotland.


    First class in all aspects.


    Mar 20, 2019
  • Justin Culmer
    Justin Culmer, United Kingdom

    Alvaro was professional, approachable, and very responsive while supporting me with the formal and legal processes in assisting me purchasing my new home in Spain.


    He was consistent in all communication and very informative.


    To improve the service I would suggest to provide a formal summary document of all legal services and formality checks carried out on the property purchase process, (as done in the UK) as a final overall document given to the client.


    Mar 14, 2019
  • Mr Olsson
    Mr Olsson, Mallorca

    Rosa spoke English more or less fluently. Very satisfied with the service provided.


    Jan 07, 2019
  • Ian
    Ian, Mallorca

    Rosa is helpful and very easy to get on with. She knows many other people in the Mallorca property and legal sectors and I'd recommend her.


    Her English is very good and there were never any language problems on either side.


    Jan 07, 2019
  • Paul Hutchinson (Mallorca)
    Paul Hutchinson (Mallorca)

    I did a little bit of research before appointing Rosa to handle our property purchase in Mallorca, but quickly realised I’d made a great decision.


    From beginning to end, she was highly communicative, helpful and friendly and I can’t recommend her highly enough.


    Jan 05, 2019
  • Thom Koller
    Thom Koller, London

    Francisca provided a perfect service!


    She is professional, dedicated and took care to understand the needs of my situation. Her service offers exceptional value for money and gives complete peace of mind.


    Nov 05, 2018
  • Andrew Morecroft
    Andrew Morecroft, Lubrin

    Juan was extremely helpful during every part of the purchase. As I was buying an older property there were slight complications but Juan explained every issue and managed to work through the difficulties with supreme efficiency.


    Also there was a ridiculous situation with my Spanish bank account where I could not access the money even though it was in the account. Thankfully I had given Juan power of attorney and he managed to sort-out the problem.


    He went above and beyond the call of duty and I am very grateful for all his help. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to buy in the Almeria region.


    Oct 15, 2018
  • David Roots
    David Roots, England

    We were very satisfied with the service we received. Rosa dealt with the matter in hand promptly and efficiently.


    Oct 01, 2018
  • Tauri
    Tauri, Estonia

    Very satisfied with the service. Francisco is bilingual English-Spanish and was always quick to respond and was very professional at all times.


    Sep 25, 2018
  • Tracey Iliffe Bradley
    Tracey Iliffe Bradley, UK

    Rosa dealt with everything efficiently and promptly and went beyond our expectations by helping us to open a Spanish bank account and deal with other minutiae.


    Aug 14, 2018
  • Teresa Valencia (Gandia)
    Teresa Valencia (Gandia)

    I'm very pleased with services I received. Buying a house from abroad is not an easy job and thanks to Francisca everything was clear.


    She's very efficient and I highly recommend her!


    Jul 26, 2018
  • Neil Linter
    Neil Linter, London

    Cristina immediately understood our requirements and was essential in guiding us through a very tricky process.


    Jul 24, 2018
  • Mr David P Robson
    Mr David P Robson, Valancia

    My lawyer Francisca offered value for money and was very helpful. Will use her again.


    Jul 12, 2018
  • Claire
    Claire, Fuengirola

    Alvaro assisted me during my experience at advocate abroad, and he was so kind. He answered any questions I had, and made me feel completely at ease.


    I knew I was in the hands of a professional. He could not have done more to help me.


    Jul 04, 2018
  • David Stack
    David Stack, Lliria, Spain

    Francisca was extremely helpful. She made the whole process easy to understand. I would definitely recommend her service to friends.


    Jun 21, 2018
  • Tracey and Mike Iliffe Bradley
    Tracey and Mike Iliffe Bradley, Colchester, United Kingdom

    From our very first contact through to the end of our purchase, Rosa surpassed all expectations.


    She was helpful, efficient, always quick to return our communications and a pleasure to deal with. We have already recommended her services to a friend.


    May 29, 2018
  • Rl
    Rl, Alicante

    Felt very comfortable at all times. Nothing was too much. Understood everything mentioned in our meeting. Very reasonable rate, money wise.


    May 24, 2018
  • L Marshall
    L Marshall, London

    Rosa was excellent. Very efficient and professional.


    Responsive and always available. Extremely helpful - we did not understand the process and she guided us through.


    We would not hesitate to recommend her.


    Mar 28, 2018
  • Jackie Acres
    Jackie Acres, UK

    Miguel is fantastic, his English is superb. He responds clearly and concisely and always quickly too.


    He is helpful and approachable and has always answered all my questions very thoroughly. He’s very polite and an absolute pleasure to deal with.


    I hope he never retires!


    Jan 25, 2018
  • DP
    DP, United States

    He has been very attentive, efficient, and always anticipates our needs in a timely manner.


    We enjoy working with him and look forward to other future business arrangements when needed.


    Jan 03, 2018
  • Tim Burley
    Tim Burley, Mallorca

    A very strange phenomenon with lawyers in Spain - she was working for me rather than just trying to line her own pockets!


    Dec 15, 2017
  • Bruce and Susan Moore
    Bruce and Susan Moore, England

    Great responsive and assured service


    Oct 31, 2017
  • Bruce Moore
    Bruce Moore, United Kingdom

    Complete confidence and removed any hassle from the process.


    Even better was the willingness to provide follow up support and guidance. A great service!


    Oct 31, 2017
  • A & AC
    A & AC, Surrey, England

    We bought a house in Ibiza and Cristina showed immediately a high degree of professionalism and deep knowledge of the whole process - from the initial offer to the final completion of the purchase.


    She also dealt on our behalf, with registering us with the utilities companies (Water, Electricity) and other things, for which we were really grateful.


    Cristina is a lovely young lady, always ready to help and very polite and her written and spoken english is so very good that there were never any communication problems. Our queries were dealt with quickly and, when needed, she offered explanations, suggestions and alternatives.


    All in all a very pleasant experience; we told her we wanted to retain her as our solicitor in Ibiza for any future needs and she readily accepted.


    Aug 21, 2017
  • Nick Boyd
    Nick Boyd, Scotland

    Rosa was excellent. Very responsive and proactive throughout the property purchase process.


    She made it all very simple and stress free.


    Aug 18, 2017
  • Matt Hardy
    Matt Hardy, Palma de Mallorca

    From the start I found Rosa excellent.


    Really helpful, bilingual, quick at getting back to me, punctual, really knows her stuff, and a lovely person to work with.


    Would always use her again and highly recommend her.


    Jul 30, 2017
  • RL
    RL, Ireland

    My lawyer was responsive, had lots of information, and was able to meet at a location convenient for me.


    Jul 12, 2017
  • MW
    MW, Lledo, Spain

    I am very satisfied with the service provided by my lawyer.


    He was extremely helpful and I would definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.


    May 23, 2017
  • Gillian Cook
    Gillian Cook, UK

    Cristina helped us with every aspect of a complicated house purchase.

    Cristina was understanding, very responsive, she went out of her way to help us. She also often was available outside of normal working hours. Nothing was too much trouble. The service was great value for money also.


    I have recommended Cristina to others, and would happily do so again. Cristina has recently undertaken some further work for us. Excellent service.


    May 07, 2017
  • HEEC
    HEEC

    I am a lawyer myself and must have stormed Alvaro with thousands of questions. He immediately replied to all my queries. He is a really helpful and approachable person.


    I will not hesitate in recommending his service to anyone. If I have to rank him out of 10 he will get 9 for sure.


    Feb 08, 2017
  • Simon Drury
    Simon Drury, Porta Pollença

    Rosa was extremely professional and helpful and made the process of buying a property from the UK very simple.


    Not only did she walk us through the Spanish legalities of the purchase but she also helped us get our new home set up with utilities, furniture and even a car purchase. Rosa did everything so that when we arrived we could move straight in.


    Without Rosa’s help it would have taken us months and months to get through the legal system. I would highly recommend her services.


    Jan 24, 2017
  • Allan Pemberton
    Allan Pemberton, England

    Oliver is the best of the best. Nothing is too much trouble and always contactable. Always provides a very good service for very reasonable price.


    Friendly. Helpful. And a very nice person. Would recommend to anyone.


    Dec 21, 2016
  • John Bircher
    John Bircher, Tenerife

    Oliver was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. He dealt with my matter with professionalism and confidence.


    His service was very good value for money and he explained the whole process from beginning to end.


    I would certainly use him again and recommend him to friends.


    Dec 13, 2016
  • Fiona Murie
    Fiona Murie, UK

    Miguel has always been extremely approachable, helpful and given sound advice. He has kept us informed at every stage and quickly answered questions to help us make informed decisions.


    We feel like we have had value for money and will definitely use Miguel as our only lawyer for all Spanish business.

    He has been fantastic! Very professional


    Nov 09, 2016
  • John Drummond
    John Drummond, Tenerife

    Very good English in a situation that was new to us.


    Oliver was extremely helpful, he couldn’t have done more.


    Oct 27, 2016
  • David Roots
    David Roots, Manchester

    The transaction process was conducted efficiently. Communication was frequent and clear.


    The fees were fair and reasonable and the lawyer was responsive, professional and helpful, particularly in explaining and translating documents written in Spanish.


    Sep 23, 2016
  • Goran Natev
    Goran Natev, London

    She did everything in her and the law’s power to resolve my problem.


    I definitely would use the same lawyer again in the future.


    Sep 13, 2016
  • JC
    JC, Hastings England

    We would recommend Alvaro as he provided us will invaluable help toward the purchase of our property, speaks very good English, and always kept us informed of matters.


    He was simply a fantastic link between us and the prurchaser and we will continue to use his services and would recommend him to anyone who is needing legal advice.


    Apr 21, 2016
  • Sharon Janet
    Sharon Janet, Stoke-On-Trent

    Miguel was always available to discuss any issues we had.


    Excellent service more than happy and will be going back to him with and future legal issues. I would advise anyone to deal with this practice more than accommodating.


    Apr 06, 2016
  • Anna Skelton
    Anna Skelton, Alaro

    Rosa was bilingual and I found her to be extremely helpful – she couldn’t have done more for me.


    I was very satisfied with the service and I will definitely use her services again in the future.


    Mar 10, 2016
  • Diana Baden Hellard
    Diana Baden Hellard, UK

    Rosa was efficient, straightforward, hard working and a pleasure to deal with.

    We were extremely happy with the way she acted for us both at the time of our purchase and since on an on-going basis.


    She was professional, highly responsive and careful in her dealings with us. Her grasp of English is fine, anything it lacks is made up for by her enthusiasm and helpfulness. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.


    Mar 02, 2016
  • George Denissoff
    George Denissoff, Granada

    Alvaro is very responsible, conscientious and professional.


    His help in handling our property purchase proved invaluable.


    We will gladly recommend him and use his services in the future!


    Feb 24, 2016
  • Trevor Ralph
    Trevor Ralph, London

    I thought Cristina was friendly, approachable and completely professional, whenever I had a question about what was happening she answered my call or e mail quickly and found a resolution. She has been willing to assist me in all aspects of my purchase which has been really helpful to me coming from another country.


    I would have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend her to anyone that needed a lawyer and I would most definitely use her again if I need a lawyer in Spain.


    Oct 30, 2015
  • HLB
    HLB, Switzerland

    Francisco was very helpful, always happy to assist.


    I would describe him as a very good lawyer.


    Always responsive.


    Sep 25, 2015
  • KRF
    KRF, Las Palmas

    My lawyer showed great attention to detail, was responsive and very professional.


    I will definitely use his services again.


    Jun 22, 2015
  • Derek Mendonca
    Derek Mendonca, London

    I was very impressed with the service received, in particular:

    Transparency, effective communication, professionalism and value for money.


    I myself am a chartered accountant in the UK so I have very high standards from other professionals which I am glad to say were met by Francisco.


    Apr 28, 2015
  • Chris Clarke
    Chris Clarke, Calahonda

    My lawyer Francisco was very helpful.


    We had some unanticipated problems and the lawyer gave extra to sort them out – he emailed, texted or phoned all the way until the end. Overall I was very satisfied with the service provided


    Mar 12, 2015
  • Graham Shaw
    Graham Shaw, Mallorca

    The level of detail and helpfulness were perfect, maintained contact throughout our negotiation period and had everything in place prior to signing the property deeds at the Notary.

    Returned calls were immediate as the lawyer became available.


    Value for money was also perfect, with costs individually presented with no hidden charges to surprise us.

    I will be recommending this Lawyer to my friends and colleagues.


    Dec 15, 2014
  • P.H
    P.H, Switzerland

    I got immediate responses to any questions I had, this alone would be enough for a good evaluation.


    However, Rosa was also patient and understanding throughout, and went out of her way to make sure I understood everything. I also thought that she was very good value for money.


    Perhaps I would have sometimes liked her to be a little more forceful…but this was probably due to me being emotionally involved in the situation. However, I do believe that she got her way in the end and I was always satisfied with her work!


    Nov 24, 2014
  • Oliver Clarke
    Oliver Clarke, Dubai

    Our lawyer was bilingual and extremely helpful – he couldn’t have done more for us.


    We were very satisfied with the service provided and would definitely use this lawyer again in the future.


    Sep 04, 2014
  • Dawn H
    Dawn H, Puerto Rico

    My lawyer was very helpful with our property purchase. He always replied to any questions extremely quickly and provided us with all the legal help, advice and documentation necessary.


    He explained the Spanish processes which are quite different from England.


    I would very happily recommend his services.


    Feb 11, 2014