Unregistered property in Spain – Is it a good idea to buy unregistered property?

Is it a good idea to buy unregistered property in Spain? Depends on many factors, though property registration and certification is a basic.

Unregistered property Spain

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 depends on the specific situation – one scenario might be where the person they are buying from had previously acquired the land and then built the property themselves from scratch, and is still waiting for the registration process to be completed.

So, how can the purchasers be certain that they will acquire good title, without any possibility of having problems selling the property in the future?

New Build Notice Deed

In the first place, in order that the new build property may be added to the registry, the vendor of the property must draft a document before a Public Notary, called the ‘New Build Notice Deed’ (escritura de declaración de obra nueva).

To be legally protected, it is recommended that the buyer insists that the seller ensures that the actual situation is reflected in the Land Registry, ie that a property has been constructed on the land. Where the seller is an individual, it is additionally vital to arrange deeds for the new build construction in order for the purchaser to register the title in the Land Registry.

Finalised Project Certificate

Thus, the vendor, once they have obtained the ‘Finalised Project’ certificate, ought to visit the Public Notary with the requisite municipal licences to demonstrate that this new build construction conforms to the planning permission previously granted and, therefore, to the local urban planning Acts. They must also present a certificate issued by a registered architect that shall include the surface area and other relevant measurements of the construction.

In Mallorca (and by extension, Ibiza) it is also obligatory for the vendor to provide a ‘habitability certificate’ (cédula de habitabilidad) or ‘first occupation certificate’ (primera ocupación), whichever is relevant, as well as the Energy Certificate, the latter as a result of the applicable European Union directives.

Finally, the vendor is obliged to declare in the property deeds a price or value for the new build construction, which will effectively be the same as the sales price, with the former perhaps slightly lower. Once the new build construction has been processed by the Notary, the property deeds may be inscribed at the Land Registry.

Nota Simple

In summary, the purchaser must be very sure that – even before signing a private agreement to purchase or option to purchase – that the new build construction has been registered at the Land Registry. If it hasn’t, there is every possibility that the operation could fail or be delayed interminably. By arranging a ‘basic land certificate’ or ‘nota simple’ of the property from the Land Registry we are able to verify the regulatory status of a new build construction.

With regard to the Notary and Registry costs relating to the filing and registration of the new construction, typically these are met by the vendor of the property. This point however, can be freely negotiated between the parties to the purchase therefore, it is highly recommended ensure that in the private purchase contract (ie from the get-go) those costs are explicitly assigned to the relevant party.

Finally, it is important to bear in mind that it is possible for the vendor to arrange for the issue of the property deeds relating to the new build construction simultaneously with the signing of the purchase deeds by the purchaser (of course in a separate document), if it is convenient to get everything arranged in advance, in writing, since until the Registry proceeds to inscribe the the new build deeds, it is not possible to register the new title to the property.

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Testimonials for our Property Purchase service
  • 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
  • Tom Burke
    Tom Burke, Alicante

    Jose was Professional and very prompt to respond, good value for money and is approachable.


    Feb 09, 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
  • Daniela Majstorovic
    Daniela Majstorovic, Valencia

    Inmaculada was very professional, very helpful and approachable , easy to communicate , pleasant,and her English is fluent.


    Dec 05, 2019
  • 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
  • Natalie
    Natalie , Valencia

    Inma was extremely good at reassuring me with my anxieties regarding buying a property abroad. From the first point of contact I felt she was very trustworthy and this continued all the way to point of signing and beyond.


    I sent her so many emails with all my questions and she answered each one in good time and professionally. She was always on the end of the phone if I needed her and her English and patience was excellent! I would highly recommend this lawyer. We found her independently through Advocate Abroad and will absolutely use her services again!


    Nov 26, 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
  • Steven M
    Steven M, Valencia

    We recently completed a foreign real estate transaction which required us to seek legal counsel here in Spain. Not knowing where to turn we contacted myAdvocate Valencia who put us in touch with our lawyer Inma.


    She offered friendly, professional and flexible legal support during our stressful time, all while speaking perfect English, which further helped the situation. We are so glad to have met Inma and would use or recommend her services in the future. Five-stars!


    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
  • Darrell Green
    Darrell Green, UK

    Inma was always available to answer any questions we had or obtained the information required. All of questions were answered promptly and anything we didn’t understand was explained.


    Inma is very friendly and approachable and we felt confident and assured with her professionalism.


    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
  • Cheryl Ann Taylor
    Cheryl Ann Taylor, Alicante

    Jose's English is excellent and he explained everything to the letter. Absolutely brilliant and will definitely go back to him when we have found a house to buy.


    Can't fault anything. In fact he showed us the car registry office and other offices that will be useful to help us settle in his beautiful country. A real gentleman.


    Sep 10, 2019
  • Manh Do
    Manh Do, Alicante

    Jose has guided and helped our family throughout the whole process of the purchase including the application for the NIE, ordering of the survey, signing of the contract and transfer of the utilities under our checking account.


    We highly recommend his legal services for any such real estate transaction.


    Sep 04, 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
  • William Bain
    William Bain, Alicante

    Jose was extremely helpful - I would definitely recommend him to friends.


    Apr 17, 2019
  • John Seaman
    John Seaman, Valencia

    My lawyer was very supportive, interested in my needs, able to clarify my situation and explain the process and the various options open to me.


    I always felt relieved after each consultation. I will definitely use Inma’s services again


    Mar 21, 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
  • Anne Mette Bergmann
    Anne Mette Bergmann, Malaga

    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 her service and promote her to anyone who needs a lawyer.


    Beatriz was recommended to us by a very good (Danish) friend in Spain and was he right :-) So we give her our best recommendation.


    Mar 14, 2019
  • Sue Gaunt
    Sue Gaunt, Lanzarote

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


    Mar 05, 2019
  • Lee
    Lee, Uk

    Absolutely spot on service, very impressed!


    Jan 14, 2019
  • Mr Olsson
    Mr Olsson, Mallorca

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


    Jan 07, 2019
  • Simon Luddon
    Simon Luddon, Alicante

    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.


    Jan 07, 2019
  • Jim & Susan Heron
    Jim & Susan Heron, Dundee, Scotland

    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 we would like to see improved about the service we received from Beatriz and would have no hesitation in contacting her again if we required any further information.


    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
  • Martin Kiersnowski
    Martin Kiersnowski, Nerja

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


    Jan 04, 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
  • John Ryan
    John Ryan, Derby, England

    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


    Aug 08, 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
  • PJU
    PJU, Torun, Poland

    Béatriz responded quickly to any queries I raised, with easily comprehensible answers.


    Her fee was very reasonable and she proved to be a very personable and approachable person when we finally met at the Notary.


    May 09, 2018
  • George Salib
    George Salib, London

    Jose Antonio was very professional and has assisted me in every step of the purchase of my flat in Alicante.


    He also assisted me by advising of the most suitable area according to my needs. His commitment and dedication is excellent.


    Jose Antonio was very easy to approach and happy to help in any way he can.


    I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.


    Apr 23, 2018
  • Pernilla
    Pernilla, London

    We had excellent service from Esther at Advocate Abroad when buying a property in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.


    Esther speaks both Spanish and English, and is very friendly, professional and genuine. She took care of the whole purchasing process and explained all the steps for us, including giving advice on Spanish bank account, NIE numbers etc.


    We are very pleased with all the help we have received and can highly recommend Esther. Thank you so much!


    Apr 13, 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
  • Ali Hashemi
    Ali Hashemi, Alicante

    Rafael was extremely helpful, accommodating and understanding. He couldn't have done more.


    Feb 14, 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
  • Norman McElroy
    Norman McElroy, Northern Ireland

    Erardo was very professional, always available and most courteous in all the dealings I had with him.


    I would be happy to recommend Erardo to anyone.


    Jan 18, 2018
  • Larry Karns
    Larry Karns, Valencia

    Inma is a very approachable, open and knowledgeable professional.


    She is available to meet with us on short notice, is attentive to our needs, answers each of our questions fully and provides appropriate legal solutions.


    Inma is bilingual which has simplified communication and avoids misunderstandings. Her fees are definitely value for the money paid, and we will continue to seek her professional services.


    Jan 10, 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
  • Delphine Harrison
    Delphine Harrison, England

    Jose was excellent from my initial contact to the exchange of the contracts, always responding quickly to my emails even out of work hours, very professional and understanding.


    Jose made the whole experience stress free and quite enjoyable, I would highly recommend him for anybody needing legal advise or business abroad.


    Dec 21, 2017
  • JMB
    JMB, Alicante

    Jose-Antonio was very helpful, always happy to assist. I was very satisfied with the service and would definitely use this lawyer again.


    Dec 19, 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
  • 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
  • Dariush Mirzajani
    Dariush Mirzajani, Scotland

    My solicitor was very honest and helpful.


    I am recommending him to my friends on their legal matters - everything was above my expectations.


    Sep 12, 2017
  • Graham & Karen Pell
    Graham & Karen Pell, Nottingham England

    I found Erardo very approachable, he always answered all the questions that we asked of him quickly, giving us all the information we needed.


    He offered a good value for money service & met with us anytime we needed assistance, but did provide most of the information we needed by e-mail (which were all in good quality of our language - English).


    I would use Erardo again to do other legal matters & would not go elsewhere e.g. writing our Spanish wills etc. We would recommend him to others if asked.


    Sep 05, 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
  • S Watts
    S Watts, UK

    Inmaculada always responded promptly to all communications. Inma fully understood both my requirements and the relevant Spanish legal system. She offered good advice on both general and specific areas of business.


    Inma was clear about the potential costs involved in her services and I felt that these were great value for money. Extremely approachable and professional. I can not thank her enough.


    Jul 24, 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
  • Alan and Ann
    Alan and Ann, Denia and UK

    Very hard working and obliging. Always available for calls and emails from the UK. Over a very extended period Jose remained very focused, professional and friendly.


    We'd have no hesitation in recommending Jose Antonio to others.


    As buyers from the UK we were very grateful for his guidance and professional expertise.


    Feb 01, 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
  • Tony McHugh
    Tony McHugh, Monte Pego

    Jose was very helpful and kept us well informed and looked after our interests on the actual exchange day rather than being bullied by the vendors legal solicitor.


    Considering it was all done from a distance and via email the transactions all went very smoothly thanks to Jose.


    Jan 12, 2017
  • Svein Skovly
    Svein Skovly, Norway

    My wife and I are very pleased with the services we received when we acquired an apartment near Alicante.


    We have also been assisted in resolving practical issues regarding the take over of our apartment. We definitely see that we have received great value for money.


    I definitely recommend José A., and we will seek his advise again if needed.


    Jan 06, 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
  • Claire Lane
    Claire Lane, UK

    Inma was very helpful, made everything so easy and very patient with all my questions as I am a worrier.


    Couldn’t have asked for better service.


    Nov 08, 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
  • R Theobald
    R Theobald, UK

    Jose was very helpful and couldn't have done more for us.The advise was good and very professional.


    He is very easy to deal with and we would highly recommend him.


    Oct 11, 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
  • CSA
    CSA, Alicante

    Jose Antonio always got back to us promptly and was very good at explaining the legal terms so that we could fully grasp the implications of any Court processes.


    He was pragmatic and although positive, kept us informed of possible outcomes both positive and negative. This enabled us to make informed decisions at all times. At all times, I felt that Jose Antonio had confidence in his own ability and was fully competent, without being arrogant.


    Sep 08, 2016
  • James Archer
    James Archer, London

    We bought a flat near El Campello and Jose Antonio made it stress free and straightforward. I could not recommend him more highly. The whole process of purchasing a property in Spain was very clearly explained alongside different options we would have at each stage.


    Jose Antonio always responded within a day and also prompted us when he needed information. He was always able to fit in around our schedule when we were in Spain for short visits. I thought the price was good value.


    Sep 03, 2016
  • John Walsh
    John Walsh, Guardamar

    Jose is excellent and gives a service that is first class and very professional.


    I definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.


    Aug 11, 2016
  • Daniel Friend
    Daniel Friend, UK

    Beatriz was extremely helpful and willing to assist with a variety of questions and requests, some not necessarily in the scope of her role.


    Also good value compared to other quotes I received initially.


    Aug 08, 2016
  • JS
    JS, Barcelona

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


    He is also responsive, transparent and informative.


    May 20, 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