Property Purchase

Justin Culmer, United Kingdom

14/03/2019

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 […]

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Anne Mette Bergmann, Malaga

14/03/2019

Beatriz has been extremely helpful all through the process of buying our apartment. We had some serious challenges in the beginning with the first apartment we wanted to buy and Beatriz went more than all the way to help – we felt so secure in her hands, and still do. We will continue to use […]

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Sue Gaunt, Lanzarote

05/03/2019

He always responded promptly to any enquiries and really took time to explain things I wasnt sure about

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Lee, Uk

14/01/2019

Absolutely spot on service, very impressed!

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Mr Olsson, Mallorca

07/01/2019

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

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Simon Luddon, Alicante

07/01/2019

This is the second time we have used Jose . Excellent service, Excellent value for money, replied to emails within two hours. We just told Jose what we wanted and he just got on with it. I can’t praise him highly enough. There is no need for improvements.

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Jim & Susan Heron, Dundee, Scotland

07/01/2019

Beatriz was extremely professional and provided an expert service. She understood our requirements, was very approachable and responded to all questions quickly. She explained the differences in legal requirements between the UK and Spain clearly and helped us to understand them. We would highly recommend Beatriz for any legal services. We can’t think of anything […]

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Ian, Mallorca

07/01/2019

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.

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Paul Hutchinson (Mallorca)

05/01/2019

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.

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Martin Kiersnowski, Nerja

04/01/2019

Beatriz has always been friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the service to friends.

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Buying Property in Turkey

21/12/2018
Buying Property in Turkey

Introduction As per Article 35 of the Land Registry Law No. 2644, amended by Law No. 6302 which entered into force on 18th May 2012, persons with foreign nationality buying property in Turkey (of any type: house, business place, land, field) in Turkey, may do so, as long as they abide by the legal restrictions. […]

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Guide to Buying Property In Spain for Foreigners

19/12/2018

Why Choose Advocate Abroad? The independent lawyers and law firms who are members of the Advocate Abroad® network in Spain represent the perfect mix of Experience, Value for Money and Proficiency in English. When you contract a lawyer on the Advocate Abroad® network you will also benefit from a number of guarantees you would not […]

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Is it a good idea to buy property in spain if it’s unregistered?

16/12/2018
Is it a good idea to buy property in spain if it’s unregistered?

Introduction It is not uncommon for property purchasers in Spain to come across the situation where the property that they are interested in purchasing does not appear to be registered in the Land Registry. So, is it a good idea to buy property in Spain when you don’t have all of the expected certification? Ultimately it […]

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Buying a repossessed property in Spain? Beware Hidden Stamp Duty Costs

16/12/2018
Buying a repossessed property in Spain? Beware Hidden Stamp Duty Costs

Minimum Fiscal Value Since way back in the economic crisis of 2007, Spain’s banks have been forced to take back a huge number of properties on to their books. Of course the banks typically have no desire to take over management of the often under-performing assets that they had made loans against and so these same banks […]

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Buying Property in Spain – What are the costs?

14/12/2018
Buying Property in Spain – What are the costs?

If you are in the process of a buying property in Spain, please note that buying property in Spain can entail significant costs – not least government taxes – not only in the purchase but also in the event of the eventual resale. Better to go in with your eyes open, as they say! This […]

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Pitfalls of buying an old property in Spain

14/12/2018
Pitfalls of buying an old property in Spain

Due to a central location or architectural style, older buildings in Spain are often attractive to foreign property investors. Such properties can often be presented as Spanish property bargains, available at a relatively low price to catch the attention of foreign investors. However, the low price often masks the potential problems that lie behind the […]

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Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

13/12/2018
Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

Many property purchasers (and also beneficiaries under Wills or those who have been gifted property) in the Valencia Region received a “supplementary tax demand” for the stamp duty (Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales) or the inheritance and gift tax (Impuesto sobre Sucesiones y Donaciones). This tax demand has been issued by the tax authority in the […]

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Buying a Rural Property in Spain for Foreigners

11/12/2018
Buying a Rural Property in Spain for Foreigners

Foreign investors are increasingly interested in buying a rural property in Spain, with land upon which the new owners will be able to not only farm, but also enjoy the peace and tranquillity that nature provides. However, often properties located on land that has been declared to be ‘rural’, are properties that are not inscribed […]

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Thom Koller, London

05/11/2018

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.

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Andrew Morecroft, Lubrin

15/10/2018

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 […]

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David Roots, England

01/10/2018

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

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Mrs Ruth Rettie, Australia

01/10/2018

We found Teresa to be very helpful , supplied useful information regarding getting our Fiscal number, and about getting help with purchasing a property in Portugal.

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Tauri, Estonia

25/09/2018

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

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Tracey Iliffe Bradley, UK

14/08/2018

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.

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John Ryan, Derby, England

08/08/2018

A perfect relationship between client and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. Went over and above his job and more. I would only use his services if I need legal services. I were very lucky to find Jose first time round. Thank you jose

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Mohamed Nasir, England

30/07/2018

My lawyer Carmen is a nice lady ,very professional. I would like to be her client again if I need a lawyer in the future.

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Teresa Valencia (Gandia)

26/07/2018

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!

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Neil Linter, London

24/07/2018

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

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Mr David P Robson, Valancia

12/07/2018

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

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Claire, Fuengirola

04/07/2018

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.

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