Property Taxes in Spain

Property Taxes in Spain can become an amount not to be taken lightly; learn the details behind these property taxes with our local experts.

Property taxes in Spain

What Property Taxes are there in Spain?

While Spain is famous for it’s sun, sand and sangria, undeniably it is a world-beater when it comes to taxes! They are literally everywhere you look and it is easy to get confused by the endless acronyms. Here we highlight the principal property taxes in Spain  that you are likely to come across when buying a property.

In general the principal taxes or charges in Spain can be grouped as follows:

  • IVA (VAT)
  • ITP (Impuesto Transmisión Patrimonial)
  • IBI (Impuesto de Bienes Inmuebles)
  • Capital Gains tax
  • Plusvalía tax
  • La Comunidad
  • Other Charges

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IVA (Impuesto de Valor Añadido – VAT)

The purchase of a new property in Spain currently attracts a VAT or sales tax rate of 10%. IVA is paid instead of ITP (see below).

The buyer of the property pays the tax directly to the promoter of the development or urbanization together with the monies to pay for the purchase of the property and the promoter is responsible for passing it on to the government in the usual way.

 

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ITP (Impuesto Transmisiones Patrimoniales)

The purchase of a second-hand property in Spain attracts ITP sales tax which varies across Spain but is typically between 6% and 10%. The reason the tax rate varies is because it is set by the regional rather than central government.

The tax should be paid within one month from having purchased the property at the local tax office and it is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the tax is paid.

 

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AJD (Impuesto de Actos Jurídicos Documentados)

The registering of new property deeds upon purchasing a property in Spain as well as the creation of a mortgage in Spain both attract the AJD tax. These taxes are regulated by the local government and so the rate of tax can vary across Spain.

In particular, certain regional governments allow for reductions where the purchaser is under a certain age or the property is social housing. Typically the rate will vary between 0.5% – 1.5% of the value of the property on the deeds or the amount of the mortgage accordingly.

 

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IBI (impuestos de Bienes Inmuebles)

 

This is a charge that is similar to Council Tax or rates in the UK. It is normally payable once a year (occasionally it is billed quarterly) at the ‘ayuntamiento’ or town hall and the specific date that the charge falls due depends upon the individual town hall though is often towards the end of the calendar year.

Care should be taken when buying a property given that the purchaser should pay for only those months of the year that they own the property. If the previous owner has paid for the full year then they may claim return of that portion which they will not use.

The amount payable is expressed as a percentage of the ‘catastral’ value of the property. The catastral value is the value of the property expressed in Euros as appears in the catastro registry.

This registry is like a census of all properties in an area and the value the registry attributes to a property is taken as a reference when determining certain local administrative issues – such as the IBI tax payable.

Once the catastral value is found, the tax payable is determined by multiplying the catastral value by a coefficient or percentage. For urban property this oscillates between 0.4% and 1.1% though may be more depending on whether the property is located in the municipal capital or if more services than normal are provided.

 

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Capital Gains Tax

This tax, just as in the UK or Ireland, is payable on any profit derived from the sale of the property. For 2013 the tax rate is set at 21%.

It is usual in the case of non-resident sellers that the purchaser will retain 3% of the stated purchase price to liquidate this tax on behalf of the seller.

Should the 3% not cover the entire liability then it is possible that the Spanish revenue will seek an additional payment from the vendor at a future date. On the other hand if 3% is greater than the Capital Gains liability then any surplus may be reclaimed. This should be carried out within three months of the sale via the relevant local tax office.

 

Exemptions to Capital Gains Tax

As well as deducting the initial purchase cost of the property, any costs incurred in improving or adding to the property may be deducted before applying the tax.

A special deduction applies to any homes purchase before 1994 and applies differently depending on when the property was sold.

Perhaps the most important exemption for Spanish residents that exists is the ‘exención por reinversión’ or exemption where the proceeds of the sale of a property are reinvested in another property.

In order for the exemption to apply the property must have been your habitual residence (as legally defined) and the proceeds must be reinvested within a period of two years following the sale of the old property.

Those over the age of 65 when selling the property and who have lived in the property for the prescribed period of time will benefit from this exemption regardless of whether they reinvest it or not.

 

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Plusvalía Tax

This is a tax payable upon income derived from the sale of property. The tax is payable on the increase of the value of the property as compared to when it was bought.

 

Who should pay it?

Normally the seller of the property has the responsibility to pay the tax and so once again care should be taken that there is no clause in the contract for purchase that states that the buyer is responsible for the plusvalía tax, unless of course this agreed to.

The tax is payable within 30 days of the purchase taking place and is calculated as follows:

The tax rate is 30% of the following value:

The value of the property  multiplied by the number of years held  multiplied by local coefficient   (between 2.8% and 3.7% depending on number of years the property owned).

 

Exemptions to Plusvalía

There are some important exemptions from paying the plusvalía tax. For example the transfer of a property pursuant to a court order in a divorce does not attract the payment of tax. If you bought the property before 1986 or if the property is your habitual residence and you are more than 65 years old then you are exempt from the tax.

Discounts are also possible such as when a property is inherited by a close family member. In such a case any plusvalía tax payable may be reduced by 95%. There are conditions attached to this discount such as not selling the property for a period of time following the death of the original owner.

 

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Income Tax

When a property is not rented to third parties, the property owners have to pay an annual tax based on the deemed rental value of their homes. The ‘taxable base’ is 2% of the cadastral value of the property (1.1% if this value has been revised during the last 10 years), and the tax rate is 24%. No property costs can be deductible. However, for EU residents the tax rate will be 20% in 2015, and will be reduced to 19% from the 1st of January 2016.

If the property is rented to third parties, the rental income needs to be declared and the tax paid to the Spanish tax office. For EU citizens, the tax rate is 20% (19% in 2016) of the net rental income, whereas for non-EU citizens the tax rate is based on the gross rental income.

For EU citizens, only the costs that are directly related to the generation of the rental income are deductible (e.g. agents fees, cleaning, laundry, repairs and maintenance). In the case of all other property costs (e.g. local rates, community fees, utilities or interest on bank mortgages) they are only deductible pro rata to the number of days the property is rented.

For the number of days, within a calendar year, a property is not rented out, it remains subject to deemed rental income as explained at the beginning of this section.

The tax declaration is called Modelo 210 and the deadline for the payment is 31 December each year.

 

 

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Wealth Tax

Wealth tax.- Non-resident individuals are subject to wealth tax on the value of their Spanish assets, but only for the net value that exceeds 700.000 € per property owner. The tax bands and tax rates are as follows:

Wealthtax - Property Taxes in Spain

Wealthtax – Property Taxes in Spain

 

The tax declaration is called Modelo 714 and the deadline for the payment is on 30 June each year.

 

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La Comunidad

Spain, similar to other mainland European countries has a much higher proportion of apartment style properties than in the UK or Ireland. When multiple proprietors share common parts of a property such as the lifts in the building, porter facilities, the building edifice, the car-park or swimming-pool there is a cost associated with the upkeep of such shared amenities.

Accordingly each proprietor is required to contribute financially to the upkeep by way of a community charge, known in Spain as ‘la comunidad’.

The amount payable varies from building to building or urbanization to urbanization but will also be determined by the property owned within the building (some properties are larger than others and therefore should pay a larger share).

For purchasers of property, an important point to note is that the purchaser of a second-hand apartment within a building or community assumes the debts and pending community charge for the previous and current years.

For this reason the seller is required to present the purchaser with a certificate of proof of payment of the community charge unless the purchaser has expressly waived this requirement.

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Other Charges

In addition to the main taxes and charges outlined above it may be necessary to make provision for other ancillary charges such as rubbish collection and water rates.

If a community charge is being paid then this will most likely include the charge for collection of rubbish but if the property is a separate building such as a villa with its own rubbish bins then it may not be.

Likewise the supply of water may be included in any community charge but in the absence of one will need to be paid for as is the case with other utilities. Some autonomous communities are introducing water meters in an effort to reduce consumption.

 

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  • Brenda Killigrew
    Brenda Killigrew, Murcia

    I had a direct phone call from Consuelo , within 24 hours of my first email contact . Was very clear and explained the next stages really well over the telephone.


    The continued emails , were consistent and very helpful . Consuelo dealt with all the stages with a efficient process , that has made the application for the Tourist Licence for my property in Spain very easy. Her persistence with getting the Guardia Civil to issue passwords was impressive , for me to upload information to them as required by law in Spain.


    Thank you Regards Brenda Killigrew


    Nov 29, 2020
  • 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
  • Abbie Orsini
    Abbie Orsini, Ibiza

    Cristina was amazing and went above and beyond to assist me in every way in my lengthy process.


    Cristina was extremely professional, responded quickly, provided appropriate solutions and explained everything step by step throughout. I’d highly recommend!!!


    Nov 09, 2020
  • Rod Bellis
    Rod Bellis, Mallorca

    Rosa speaks perfect English. She always responded very quickly addressing the issues raised. She explained how the sale of our holiday home in Majorca would progress and was extremely professional.


    During my career I have worked alongside many well known and respected UK law firms. Rosa was their equal.


    She made the whole process seamless and stress free. She was a credit to your organisation. I rate her exceptional.


    Nov 03, 2020
  • Anna
    Anna, Barcelona

    Raffaele got in touch very fast, listened carefully and was very supportive of the matter. Thank you !


    Oct 29, 2020
  • Suzanne Frankling
    Suzanne Frankling, Sabadell

    Raffaele was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He is also very friendly and his manner puts you at ease straight away. Yes I would use him again and in fact my sister uses his legal services as well.


    If you need a lawyer who speaks fluent English and Spanish (and Italian) and works on your legal matters professionally and without delay, then I strongly recommend contacting Raffaele.


    Oct 28, 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
  • Raymond Dieset
    Raymond Dieset, Barcelona

    Very relaxed and not uptight. All very good.


    Sep 18, 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
  • Tony Johnson
    Tony Johnson, Marbella

    Francisco is a true professional; super efficient and completely fluent in English. He helped me with a difficult legal matter and took all the stress out the situation as well as providing a pragmatic path to resolution...precisely what you need from a lawyer/abogado.


    The service I received from Francisco was first class. I cannot think of any areas that could have been improved.


    Aug 05, 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
  • Stelios Nousis
    Stelios Nousis

    Very attentive, fast response, professional and good results.


    Jul 31, 2020
  • Niklas Goeransson
    Niklas Goeransson, Barcelona

    We are very happy with our meeting with Oscar, very understanding and professional, and had smart solutions.


    Jul 21, 2020
  • Glenn Humphreys
    Glenn Humphreys, Barcelona

    Raffaele was responsive, understanding and polite.


    He provided excellent value for money, explaining and providing appropriate solutions in a professional manner all the while ensuring technicalities and possible outcomes were understood.


    Jun 02, 2020
  • jake raby
    Jake Raby, Ibiza

    Cristina provided an excellent service throughout the process.


    During the initial telephone consultation, she provided clear advice about our legal position and options. She then dealt with the resolution of our property dispute efficiently and kept us informed regularly via email.


    Would definitely recommend to friends.


    Jun 01, 2020
  • Ilona Barta
    Ilona Barta, Torrevieja

    Inma was extremely helpful: she responded promptly and kept us up dated during our case every day. She possesses great negotiation skills that led to success in our case. Great value for money for complicated issue. Inma also made us clear about Spanish legislations and law that was helpful.


    Approachable and highly professional. Can't express enough our gratitude. We will definitely recommend Inma.


    Great service.


    May 29, 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
  • Simon Birch
    Simon Birch, Spain, Barcelona

    Having been in Barcelona for only six months, we ran into a problem with a local landlord and needed swift legal advice. I duly searched the internet and decided to plump for Advocate Abroad where upon I spoke to Oscar. Look no further. He was immediately courteous, polite, very understanding, and extremely professional. Above all, he was patient, listened precisely to what I had to say before he gave me his professional opinion of where I stood from a legal point of view. His command of the English language was faultless to the point where I felt that I could have been speaking to a native English speaker.


    As to the subject matter, within a 30 minute phone call I understood exactly where I stood from a Spanish legal point of view, acted accordingly, and the problem was successfully dealt with. And probably the nicest touch of all, once once the matter was resolved having followed his advice, and with no further advantage to either himself or Advocate Abroad, he had the courtesy and kindness to ring me personally to see how I had gone on.


    Thank you Oscar. Outstanding (not a word I use often) !!!


     


    Jan 17, 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
  • Thijs Lethbridge
    Thijs Lethbridge, Murcia

    Maria is an extremely competent and professional lawyer, she helped with all aspects of work involved even going above and beyond in her line of duty. I will definitely use her again if I require a lawyer. Brilliant experience.


    Oct 23, 2019
  • Robert Stevenson
    Robert Stevenson, Palma de Mallorca

    Rosa is a very likable person, very competent and completely knowledgeable. We will definitely be in touch with her again as and when we need professional help in Mallorca.


    The service was first class and would be hard to improve!


    Oct 03, 2019
  • Daniel Stageman
    Daniel Stageman, El Campello

    Consuelo worked very hard and her fee was more than reasonable.


    Oct 02, 2019
  • Dianne Vernon
    Dianne Vernon, Ibiza

    Cristine had our back, made sure we had the right outcome and all at a very reasonable price.


    Sep 30, 2019
  • K K
    K K, Fuengirola

    Alvaro made one phone call on our behalf and sorted out a long standing issue with a rental agency in Fuengirola. Without his help we would have been lost.


    Would absolutely recommend him, he understood the issue and dealt with it efficiently.


    Sep 18, 2019
  • Ashley Wilkins
    Ashley Wilkins, Murcia

    We were delighted with the level of responsiveness and service Inma provided. Our daughter has been accepted at UCAM to study Dentistry and consequently we were helping her set up life in Murcia.


    Inma was most helpful in the flat leasing process in the identification of Agents and in the Tenancy Agreement negotiation and execution after a property had been found. This together with her good general advice about how things work in Murcia and Spain have made the process far easier that would otherwise be the case. Inma was also very helpful in the NIE process.


    Bravo and we are delighted to recommend Inma as a first port of call in Murcia !

    Best wishes Ashley.


    Sep 18, 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
  • Stephen Norton
    Stephen Norton, Marbella

    I had an informal, introductory meeting with Miguel and he answered all my questions including providing me with a lot more information and suggestions that I had not thought about. I found him extremely friendly and professional.


    I will be using his services next year for my first Spanish Tax return and will then be in a better position to comment on the quality and price of services provided. So far everything has been very good.


    Aug 13, 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
  • Colin Taplin
    Colin Taplin, Fuengirola

    Alvaro quickly got to grip with our issues.


    He explained things clearly and we feel that he was good value for money.


    Jul 01, 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
  • Paul Symes
    Paul Symes, Barcelona

    Very satisfied with the service provided!


    Jun 19, 2019
  • Don Sierra
    Don Sierra, Granada

    It is very difficult to find a good Spanish lawyer and this law firm, has set the standard very high.


    I sent them an email and within an hour someone called me and got on my case. Álvaro, was a shark and he got the job done. No waiting, no bs, straight to the point.


    As an American EXPAT it is very important not to be manipulated by the Spanish Court system. He showed me some amazing loopholes and now, things are going great!


    May 28, 2019
  • Marion Rouillé
    Marion Rouillé, Barcelona

    He really listened to my story (all the details about the issue I had), he was always clear about his strategy and never sugarcoated the possible outcome.


    I appreciated the fact he was very down-to-earth and presented me with truth about the situation, without trying to give me false hopes.


    Always professional I would totally recommend his service.


    May 10, 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
  • Penny Toomey
    Penny Toomey, La Manga

    I could not recommend Consuelo highly enough to choose as a lawyer. She went above and beyond what was required when working for me.


    She is reliable, professional and kept me informed of the progress of my case and what she was doing at all times.


    Consuelo has an ethical outlook and a strong sense of what is right. She was unfazed when others tried to block her efforts to help me and was always reassuring that we would get there.


    Her spoken and written English is excellent so she can work with both English and Spanish (she did for me). Thank you Consuelo!


    Apr 16, 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
  • Catherine
    Catherine, Alicante

    Consuelo was extremely helpful, she couldn't have done more. I would definitely recommend her to friends.


    Feb 15, 2019
  • Jason Baker
    Jason Baker, Estepona

    Alvaro was transparent throughout the process and instilled a confidence in me that he would get the job done, which he duly did!


    He was persistent and diligent with his approach, which meant that an issue that i had for 2 years was no longer one.


    Regarding the above KPI's of measurement, he was top marks for all of them. I am genuinely satisfied with the service.


    Feb 13, 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
  • David Edwards
    David Edwards, England

    Very Satisfied with the service provided by Oliver. He was quick, efficient and value for money. Would definitely recommend to friends.


    Oct 17, 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
  • David K
    David K, Barcelona

    Oscar was very kind, professional and fair. He was able to help me with my problem and he was very determined that he would.


    Oscar is very competent, polite and showed a lot of effort to solve my problem. I strongly recommend him.


    Sep 26, 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
  • Patsy Valentin
    Patsy Valentin, Granada

    Extremely accommodating and highly professional and very pro active. Excellent result and service. Highly recommended.


    Sep 11, 2018
  • Jovie
    Jovie, Malaga

    My lawyer Alvaro was extremely helpful and very efficient. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.


    Sep 05, 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
  • Jeremi Hazan
    Jeremi Hazan, Israel

    Francisco is a good men and honest. Did the job perfect.


    Dec 21, 2017
  • 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
  • Colin Stuart Farmer
    Colin Stuart Farmer, UK

    Juan Ignacio met me in Almeria and with skill and persistence was able to deal with the eviction of a non paying tenant in a very short time, and avoided long and drawn out court processes.(The time factor was important because after gaining access it became apparent that the occupant was rapidly trashing the place.).


    At all times he maintained personal contact with continuous updates during the process.


    A great bloke, great job done and good value.

    Hopefully he can do the same for when I sell the place.


    Dec 15, 2017
  • Bjarne ten Harkel
    Bjarne ten Harkel, The Netherlands

    My lawyer Rossana is an honest person and highly professional. She is simpatico. I would definitely hire this lawyer again.


    Nov 22, 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
  • Graham & Josephine Flinders
    Graham & Josephine Flinders, UK

    Rosa is a excellent lawyer and a extremely nice person, very efficient and helped us though the sale of our apartment.


    It all went very smoothly and it was mostly down to Rosa who dealt with anything that came up in a very professional manner. Rosa explained all what was happening in English and always returned our calls with any answers to our questions.


    Her fees are very very reasonable and we felt we got real value for money, we cannot recommend Rosa enough.she is a throughy nice approachable person.We would not hesitate using Rosa again and have recommended her to other people in majorca.


    Oct 26, 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
  • YS
    YS, Dubai

    Very Professional. Excellent attitude.


    Reasonable price. Good attention to details.


    Jun 16, 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
  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown, Qatar

    Francisco is extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more.


    He is absolutely first class and professional service. Provided over and above all my requirements.


    May 25, 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