Property Law

Catherine, Alicante

15/02/2019

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

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Jason Baker, Estepona

13/02/2019

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 […]

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Paul McAteer, Ukraine

05/02/2019

Jose was excellent in every way and he will now tend to all our business in Alicante

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Lee, Uk

14/01/2019

Absolutely spot on service, very impressed!

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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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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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Martin Kiersnowski, Nerja

04/01/2019

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

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Legal Guide to Selling Property

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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Legal Guide to Buying Property In Spain

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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Spanish Eviction Notice Requirements

17/12/2018
Spanish Eviction Notice Requirements

What are the Spanish eviction notice requirements when sending a notification to a tenant regarding rent arrears or other unpaid bills arising from a tenant’s occupation of a property?  ——- The Supreme Court handed down it’s interpretation of Article 22.4 of the LEC (Ley Enjuiciamiento Civil) regarding the requirements when notifying a tenant of a demand […]

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Property management fees in Spain: Liability for Non-payment

16/12/2018
Property management fees in Spain: Liability for Non-payment

Each property owner, by virtue of being an owner, and from the moment that, upon acquiring a home or commercial property in the relevant building or urbanisation the owner becomes part of the horizontal property regulations, the obligation to pay the common costs arises, “…it not being the case that failure to make use of […]

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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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Spanish Property Deposit Refund

15/12/2018
Spanish Property Deposit Refund

Those who bought an ‘off-plan’ Spanish property but never in fact received the completed property may have a legal remedy to obtain the return of any deposit paid as a deposit. Article 1 of Law 57/1968 regarding the receipt of advanced payments towards the construction and sale of residential property, clearly establishes the legal responsibility […]

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Relocation to Spain

15/12/2018
Relocation to Spain

Perhaps a result of the proximity of Brexit, the numbers choosing a relocation to Spain seem to be climbing. Another factor could be the tendency for more of us to opt for self-employment and the fact that a much higher proportion of such businesses may be run remotely, from any location with a decent broadband […]

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Running a B & B in Spain: the Law

15/12/2018
Running a B & B in Spain: the Law

Many who visit Spain would love to stay, but a good job is hard to find,due to language difficulties and a stagnant local jobs market. As a result, many consider running a Bed and Breakfast or holiday cottage to provide them with the means to enjoy the climate and lifestyle in Spain. While running a […]

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Selling property in Spain – Tax Implications

15/12/2018
Selling property in Spain – Tax Implications

Don’t waste profits! Whether you manage the sale of your property yourself, or leave it in the hands of an estate agent, for those selling property in Spain, tax implications must be considered to avoid losing any profit obtained from the sale of the property. Furthermore, a number of questions arise that should be considered […]

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End joint ownership of property in Spain

15/12/2018
End joint ownership of property in Spain

A common enquiry received from our English-speaking clients who have decided to end their joint ownership of property in Spain is: what legal options do we have to terminate the co-ownership and what are the tax and legal consequences of doing so? The most common situation is a co-ownership with two people owning 50% each, […]

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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 property conveyance in Spain, please spend a few minutes reading this guide to ensure that you aware 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 sale. Better to […]

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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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Tenants: Avoid Losing your deposit when a lease ends

14/12/2018
Tenants: Avoid Losing your deposit when a lease ends

Over the past month we have had various clients ask for advice on ending their contract with their landlord. We have therefore put together the following guidelines to prevent any issues that may occur between your landlord and yourself when leaving a rented property: The day before your contract ends or the day before you […]

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Tourist Rental Licences

14/12/2018
Tourist Rental Licences

Legislation In February 2016  legislation was approved by the Andalucian Government making mandatory the issuing of tourist rental licenses in this part of Spain. The objective was supposedly to regulate the letting by owners of property in Andalucía to tourists for short-stay holidays i.e. tourist rentals. The legislation is the Decreto 28/2016, de 2 de febrero, […]

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Landlords: VAT liability when renting-out a property in Spain

13/12/2018
Landlords: VAT liability when renting-out a property in Spain

If you are thinking of renting-out a property in Spain , then normally this type of activity would be considered to be exempt from VAT. However, that will not be the case if your tenant decides to begin carrying-out a business activity in the rented property. In this case , you have the obligation to deduct […]

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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

11/12/2018
Buying a Rural Property in Spain

Investors are increasingly interested in acquiring properties located in rural 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 in […]

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Spanish mortgage floor clause claim

09/12/2018
Spanish mortgage floor clause claim

Recent rulings by European and Spanish courts mean that, if you’ve taken out a Spanish mortgage, you could be entitled to reclaim considerable amounts of money as a result of the abusive floor clause controversy. There are two basic areas in which payments may be reclaimed; mortgage constitution costs, and abusive floor clauses in mortgage contracts. ***** […]

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The Eviction Process in Spain

29/01/2016 0 Comments
The Eviction Process in Spain

If the tenant does not oppose the proceedings with a period of ten days from the petition by the landlord, a date is set for the eviction and the tenant is ordered to make payment

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Ibiza Property: Legal Considerations When Buying

28/09/2015
Ibiza Property: Legal Considerations When Buying

When you find a property in Ibiza that we are interested in purchasing, it is very important to conduct a preliminary inquiry into its legality before making any payment or assuming any obligations. On this island there are a high number of buildings or extensions to existing buildings that do not comply with the existing […]

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Gran Canaria Property: Tourist Regulations to Impact Property Use

26/09/2015
Gran Canaria Property: Tourist Regulations to Impact Property Use

Background Over the last decade, various laws have been brought in to protect the tourist industry in Gran Canaria – potentially to the detriment of the Gran Canaria property market. However, many of these laws did not have the impact hoped for, since in order to be effective, they required a level of investment that […]

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Evictions in Spain

26/09/2014
Evictions in Spain

What is Eviction? Eviction in Spain is the judicial process by which a landlord may have a tenant removed from their property for breach of the rental contract, usually failure to pay the agreed rent. The landlord may then use the property either personally or rent it to another tenant. All that is typically required […]

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