Article Published: 23 Feb, 2019, Updated: 09 Mar, 2019
ITP & AJD Tax Rates by Region
The Spanish central government devolved legislating powers for the setting of property tax rates to the seventeen autonomous regions of Spain (Real Decreto Legislativo 1/1993).
This means that the rates can vary from region to region with each local parliament offering in some cases tax deductions to different groups of society that they feel should benefit from fiscal support.
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, Tenerife (Los Cristianos)
I have recommended Oliver Dreher 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
Alan Rutherford, Kusadasi, Turkey
Irmak found out what was happening to our problem property in Davutlar (Kusadasi) in a few weeks what a Turkish specialist layer in London couldn’t do in over 2 years.
We will keep using her.
Jul 16, 2019
Stewart Dixon, Glyfada - Athens
This firm immediately responded to my enquiry to their office and fixed an appointment - they fully understood my requirement and I felt comfortable that my business was going to be dealt with professionally and effectively.
I confirm I would not hesitate in instructing them on a range of matters.
Jul 10, 2019
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
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.
Was able to assist me over the phone without needing to go into the offices
Only issue was that could have been clearer about the fees as I ended up having to do a transfer twice for half the fees when it would have been easier to do one for the whole amount.
Jun 27, 2019
Paul Symes, Barcelona
Very satisfied with the service provided!
Jun 19, 2019
Victoria Brooks, Bodrum
Nihan, was extremely professional, very responsive and informative, she explained all processes step by step which were very easy to understand and follow, which gave me full confidence in her ability to find solutions for the sale of my property .
Nihan, was very understanding and approachable and responded very quickly to my calls and emails concerning the difficulties I was having over the sale of my property.
Her costs are were reasonable for the amount of work she completed for me, she explained her fees from the beginning of her service clearly and there was no hidden costs at the completion of the sale .She also removed all of the stress from the transaction .
I was in a very difficult situation before I met Nihan and I doubt that I would have able to sell my property without her assistance . She was such a pleasure to meet and work with and I cannot thank her enough for her support .
I would recommend Nihan to anyone who needs legal advice and I cannot thank her enough for her professionalism, she certainly knows her stuff!
Jun 04, 2019
David Clarke, Lisbon
Always on hand to fit with my arrivals in Lisbon. And very reasonable with charges. Will always use Joao for my legal affairs in Portugal.
May 31, 2019
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!
Lidia is very professional and I have gone back to her several time for legal services. I highly recommend her, especially for English speakers.
Everything has been perfect.
May 20, 2019
Elaine Dennard, Castellon
My lawyer Lidia was extremely helpful. Very satisfied with the overall service provided. Would recommend.
May 17, 2019
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
Ahmed Hasan, Kuwait
My lawyer Basak was extremely helpful - she couldn't have done more. I would definitely recommend her to friends.
May 07, 2019
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, Alicante
Jose was extremely helpful - I would definitely recommend him to friends.
Apr 17, 2019
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
Tracey Wicks, Portimao
Nothing was too much trouble for Luis , even all my hundreds of questions , which he answered fully and without hesitation.
Couldn’t have asked for anything more . Excellent service .
Apr 10, 2019
Pearse Dunne, UK
Jose is one of the most professional and reliable people I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. He is fully versed in the law and gives excellent advice. His services are excellent value for money.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jose and will definitely be using his services again
Mar 28, 2019
Coenraets, Playa Inglés
I was looking for advice about the legal method of splitting the common costs among the owners of a compound. Her advice was very helpful during the owners meeting that I had this afternoon.
Mar 21, 2019
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, 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, 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, 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, Lanzarote
He always responded promptly to any enquiries and really took time to explain things I wasnt sure about
Mar 05, 2019
Consuelo was extremely helpful, she couldn't have done more. I would definitely recommend her to friends.
Feb 15, 2019
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
Paul McAteer, Ukraine
Jose was excellent in every way and he will now tend to all our business in Alicante
Feb 05, 2019
Absolutely spot on service, very impressed!
Jan 14, 2019
Mr Olsson, Mallorca
Rosa spoke English more or less fluently. Very satisfied with the service provided.
Jan 07, 2019
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, 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
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)
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.
Beatriz has always been friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the service to friends.
Jan 04, 2019
David W Baker, Malaga
We were extremely satisfied with Alvaro: He explained the law to us and gave us a solution to our problem.
He could not have been more helpful and we will definitely use him again.
Nov 06, 2018
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, 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, 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
Manoochehr Jafari-Nahad, UAE
Jose-Antonio was extremely helpful and prompt and also it was helpful that he could be contacted via social media like Whatsapp
Oct 13, 2018
Rosemarie Byrne and John Cooper, Dublin Ireland
We found Francisca extremely helpful with a great amount of knowledge about buying a house and re-locating to Spain.
Oct 09, 2018
Martha Kimes, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Francisco was incredibly responsive (and quick).
Unlike American attorneys (and I know, because I am one), he didn't even bill me for a few follow-up emails/calls that he made on my behalf which he easily could have done.
I was supremely happy with his legal services.
Oct 02, 2018
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
Mrs Ruth Rettie, Australia
We found Teresa to be very helpful , supplied useful information regarding getting our Fiscal number, and about getting help with purchasing a property in Portugal.
Oct 01, 2018
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
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
Darren & Gemma Nesbitt, Valencia
Inmaculada has been of excellent service to us, as a family and in helping to set up a business in Spain. She has now undertaking several project for us and has delivered high quality on all of them. Perfect service!
Sep 11, 2018
Patsy Valentin, Granada
Extremely accommodating and highly professional and very pro active. Excellent result and service. Highly recommended.
Sep 11, 2018
My lawyer Alvaro was extremely helpful and very efficient. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.
Sep 05, 2018
Daniel Spitzhorn, Spain
Miguel in Oviedo helped us during the process of buying a flat in Asturias. He was just brilliant!
Aug 14, 2018
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, 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
Cristina, is extremely professional, fast, responsive understand and explain well, she always found appropriate solutions and provide good advices.
She know how to deal and negotiate, and look self-confident, and make you feel less stress, you can trust here.
The value for money is good, and she is up to date with technologies (mail/google app etc… very practical).
It was a pleasure and a great luck to found here and have here at my side for my case. For anything, i should need a lawyer she will be the one I’ll work with
Aug 03, 2018
Mohamed Nasir, England
My lawyer Carmen is a nice lady ,very professional. I would like to be her client again if I need a lawyer in the future.
Jul 30, 2018
Michael Harrison, Urb. Camposol Mazarron Murcia
Maria was extremely helpful and professional, and put herself out to satisfy my needs.
I contacted her on a number of occasions and always had very good advise on costs etc.
Her English was impeccable and could always be understood.
Jul 27, 2018
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.
Overall the service provided by Oliver was exceptional.
My mother and I couldn't of asked for more from him as he sorted out our family affairs. His attitude, attention to detail and promptness while helping us were second to none.
His English is top notch and his way of explaining and or guiding you through what needs to be done makes the whole experience easier than expected.
We'd recommend Oliver to anyone in need of his expertise while dealing with issues in Tenerife.
Jul 25, 2018
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, Valancia
My lawyer Francisca offered value for money and was very helpful. Will use her again.
Jul 12, 2018
Søren Aabel Hammer, Malaga
Beatriz was professional and quick to respond. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Jul 05, 2018
Alvaro assisted me during my experience at advocate abroad, and he was so kind. He answered any questions I had, and made me feel completely at ease.
I knew I was in the hands of a professional. He could not have done more to help me.
Jul 04, 2018
Mrs Susan Vickery, Silves, Portugal
Good advice, very helpful and fast. Would definitely recommend Luis to friends.
Jun 26, 2018
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
Peter & Anita Bradshaw, Leeds, England
We could not be more happy with the service we received from Jaime.
He responded immediately to our enquiry and it was clear from the outset that he fully understood our position. It was vital that Jaime acted quickly in this matter and he did so in a highly professional and competent manner, providing us with clear and concise updates throughout.
We found Jaime to be very polite and approachable and we believe his fees to be very reasonable. We would genuinely not hesitate to recommend his services.
Before contacting Jaime, our previous experiences of Spanish Lawyers had been appalling - in fact we needed Jaime's help to resolve issues which previous Lawyers had created. Our only regret is not finding Jaime sooner!
Thanks so much for all your help Jaime.
Jun 18, 2018
Dion Nash, Algarve
Our lawyer Luis is bilingual, and was extremely helpful. We received very good service - Luis did everything needed to help me with my case.
I would definitely recommend him to friends.
Jun 05, 2018
Ronald Peter Downs, Spain
A lady staff member took us under her wing and managed to sort out my residency. Overall no complaints.
May 29, 2018
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
Felt very comfortable at all times. Nothing was too much. Understood everything mentioned in our meeting. Very reasonable rate, money wise.
May 24, 2018
My lawyer Cristina was extremely understanding , friendly and reassuring. With Cristina on my side, it gave me confidence to continue.
May 21, 2018
Cian O'Grady, Ireland
We bought a property in spain and Lidia assisted us through the buying process.
She was very professional and reassured us throughout the process.Her english was very good and we felt that we got good value for our money.
May 15, 2018
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
Geraldine King, Ireland
I was extremely happy with Pedro,and Ana. They were honest,and answered my queries promptly.
Pedro had to evict my squatter tenants, and then organised an estate agent to sell my apt. This agent undertook renovating the apt, and got me a good price.
Pedro and his brilliant co-worker Ana finalised the sale and I received the money into my account, without me ever setting a foot in Spain.(Power of attorney).
I will be recommending Pedro to friends, who are going to sell their apartment in Torrevieja. I highly recommend him.
May 07, 2018
Charles Wilson (Benidorm)
Juan is simply the best. He has helped me so much. 100% recommend to any one thanks Juan!!!
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
Duncan Martin, Wolverhampton, England
Lidia, was extremely helpful and patient throughout the process.
She was very attentive and responsive and explained everything in detail.
Lidia represents excellent value for money and the solutions she recommended were very beneficial, especially as you hear and read about a lot of horror stories on the web.
Lidia was the best legal representative i have employed and i will always use her where Spanish legal affairs are concerned.
Apr 20, 2018
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, 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
Robert Scott, UK
First class service. Rosa's professionalism, advice and patience were all exemplary!
Keep up the good work. Will certainly recommend the service to friends!
Mar 07, 2018
M Pearce, Marbella
Miguel was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more:
Always kept us updated on the progress of our purchase
Always responded to emails in a professional and timely manner
Always explained to our understanding all aspects of the legalities about the purchase
Very approachable,courteous and professional
So much better to deal with than UK property lawyers!
Mar 05, 2018
Andrew Bullen, UK
Rosa was very professional at all times when dealing with me. Her English was second to none and she always kept me informed of progress via email promptly.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Rosa in the future for any legal issues I have.
Feb 16, 2018
Tamara Reeves, Australia
Anna was very knowledgeable and had prior experience dealing with English clients. She spent a lot of time explaining information and I was never rushed.
I have continued to use Anna since my first meeting as I trust her judgement and know that she will look after my best interests.
Feb 15, 2018
Ali Hashemi, Alicante
Rafael was extremely helpful, accommodating and understanding. He couldn't have done more.
Feb 14, 2018
Lisa Jones, UK
Kristina was extremely helpful throughout the process of buying my property in Spain. She was very easy to reach at all times and very professional. I would highly recommend Kristina to anyone buying a property in the area.
Jan 25, 2018
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
Yuka Mizota Lockey, Kent, Uk
Olga responded promptly and efficiently. She was accommodating in terms of arranging meetings. She was really knowledgeable, diplomatic when dealing with our estate agents and was dedicated to our interests.
All my family found Olga very approachable, professional and we were grateful to have someone who could explain and guide us through a process that is foreign to us.
Jan 22, 2018
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
Gearóid Foyle, London
Emma was bilingual, helpful and always happy to assist. In particular, I appreciated her approachability and understanding.
I would definitely use her services again.
Jan 12, 2018
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, 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, Israel
Francisco is a good men and honest. Did the job perfect.
Dec 21, 2017
Francis Dale, Marbella
Very helpful, quick to respond and very knowledgeable.
Dec 21, 2017
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
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, 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, 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
YB & CB, Scotland
Our lawyer Rossana has really looked after our interests in the most comprehensive way possible.
As novice property purchasers in a foreign land, she has done everything (including things we could not imagine as necessary due to our ignorance of local laws, customs & practices) to keep us free from unforseen trouble!
We have been impressed to such a degree and now have so much confidence in Rossana that we have arranged for her to have ongoing Powers of Attorney, so that she may represent our interests in our absence. She is a most impressive lady!
I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending her, based on our direct experiences.
Nov 30, 2017
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
Jane Armstrong, Playa Flamenca, Spain
Carmen was efficient and professional at all times.
Always available to help and advise. Would definitely recommend.