Rent to buy in Spain: Benefits and things to bear in mind

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Finding a home does not need to be a permanent decision. Rent to buy in Spain and you can try before you buy. Congratulations! You have decided to move to Spain. Moving to another country, thinking about where to live and how to organise everything is challenging, even for the bravest. Do you have any […]

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Understanding Spanish inheritance law

Spanish inheritance law is different from other European nations, so it’s important you understand the nuances when putting your affairs in order.  It might not be the most cheerful subject, but it is important that you make sure that you understand Spanish law when you’re writing your will. Taking action now can ensure that your […]

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Rural property in Spain: Weighing up your options

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If you’re considering buying a Spanish holiday home, you’re likely to be thinking about whether you should buy urban or rural property in Spain. However, there is no straightforward answer to this question. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and which location you choose is down to personal taste. Considering […]

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IBI in Spain: What is it and how to pay

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If you’ve bought a property, you’ve likely come across IBI in Spain. This tax is basically Spain’s equivalent of council tax.  Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles, or IBI, is a tax that every property owner in Spain has to pay. Either your local town hall or SUMA offices will collect the payment, which they use to […]

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The Mortgage Act: Why a Spanish mortgage calculator may be misleading

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The Spanish government has introduced some new legislation around mortgages – which means your Spanish mortgage calculator may no longer be correct. However, the good news is that it does mean that applying for a Spanish mortgage is clearer and significantly cheaper than before. The new Mortgage Act, or the Law 5/2019 of 15th of […]

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Finca for sale in Spain: What to know before you buy

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The idea of buying a Finca for sale in Spain is, for many, an impossible dream. Many who think about escaping the city’s hustle and bustle to live in the countryside do not make it happen. Peace, tranquility, open space and the possibility of growing your own food. These are some of the many reasons […]

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All you need to know about non-resident tax in Spain

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For many non-residents in Spain, the deadline for tax returns will be here by the end of the year. Non-resident tax in Spain amounts to a complicated time for many, so we at Ábaco Advisers try to answer some of your questions.  Which non-resident tax in Spain will I have to pay? There are two […]

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Finding the perfect Alicante estate agents to sell your property

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When thinking about selling your property in Spain, it is highly probable that you will need assistance with publicising your property and with the finer points of the sale. This means that you will probably be looking for help from Alicante estate agents, instead of looking at the option to sell by yourself, independently.  A […]

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Taxes in Spain: What do you need to pay as an expat?

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If you live in Spain for more than 183 days per calendar year, then you’re considered resident – which means you’ll have to pay taxes in Spain. Residency isn’t a matter of choice, as some threads on expat forums will have you think. Plus, the 183 days need not be sequential – so it’s not […]

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Investing in large villas in Spain

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Purchasing large villas in Spain to rent as an investment is a wise financial choice. Here, we explain how it is likely to bring significant and frequent financial returns. Nowadays, most people are booking large villas in Spain for their holidays online. Many sites such as Airbnb and Booking have done away with the need […]

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Spanish property market: Analysis and implications

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Property sales in Spain are currently enjoying a meteoric rise. The Spanish property market saw an increase of 12.4% on property sales in April and June of 2018 compared to the previous year. This figure of 134,196 properties sold is the highest amount since just before the financial crash in 2008 which saw 152,630 houses […]

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Rural Spanish property for sale: Obstacles you should be aware of

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Now the Spanish economy is bouncing back, many foreigners are looking for rural Spanish property for sale. And why wouldn’t they? The Spanish campo is filled with stunning period properties set amongst rolling hills, clear blue skies and plenty of peace and quiet. However, investing in a rural property in Spain comes with its nuances. […]

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Winter rentals in Spain: Legal and tax implications

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If you’ve invested in property, winter rentals in Spain are a lucrative market.  Therefore, it’s likely that you’re considering renting your home for part of the year. It’s a beneficial arrangement for a number of reasons; not only does it generate income, but it can also ensure your property is secure while you’re away in […]

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Can I get a buy to sell mortgage in Spain?

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A buy to sell mortgage is a popular option for those looking to invest in property in the UK.  These loans are issued to individuals who plan to purchase a property and sell it on soon after. Often, applicants will use the money to buy a home that needs some work at a bargain price. […]

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The beauty of horse riding in Spain

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Horse riding in Spain conjures images of a lonely beach, virgin sand, and the steady rhythm of a fine stallion galloping along the shoreline. Imagine holding its broad neck with the wind flying through your hair as you breathe the sea air in deeply. All of this is possible in Spain, where there are a […]

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Golf in Benidorm: Best courses and clubs

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If you enjoy golf Benidorm is the place to go. Far more than an ITV series, Benidorm is one of Spain’s, if not Europe’s, most underrated golf resorts.  With gorgeous weather, a wealth of stunning courses and a variety of properties – both traditional and new – Benidorm is the place to be if you […]

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How to get Spanish residency

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If you want to relocate to Spain permanently, it’s important that you understand how to get Spanish residency.  After all, if you’re going to invest in property, it’s essential that your affairs are in order. For instance, if you live in Spain for 183 days a year, then you’re classed as a resident. Many expat […]

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Dangers of the processionary caterpillar in Spain

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If you live in Spain or visit during the springtime, you might have heard people talking about the pine processionary caterpillar.  This creature is often mentioned by dog owners who are warning others of the danger. They’re a real threat too; we don’t usually associate caterpillars with the potential to kill, but this species has […]

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What you need to know about repossessed property for sale in Spain

Post-2008, the Spanish banking sector made a series of gains from property repossessions. Now, banks are eager to sell these properties to recoup losses from the recession era. These homes are available at extremely attractive prices – however, it is essential to be vigilant when searching for repossessed property for sale in Spain. As is […]

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Make your inheritance plans and take control

If you have property in Spain you will want to have arrangements in place so that everything goes smoothly when you die. It’s a difficult subject, but failing to look ahead can leave your inheritors with unexpected inheritance tax bills. Nobody is really prepared for a bereavement but unfortunately all legalities need to be completed […]

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New law affects home improvements

Did you know that all changes made to your home, however small, need approval from the town hall in Spain? If you go ahead without the proper permission you may have to go through a process of having it legalised. Alternatively, you might even have to restore it to its original state if legalisation’s not […]

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Register your civil partnership

Nowadays it is very common for couples to live together without getting married. However, this can have legal and tax disadvantages. If you don’t want to marry but do want to keep your costs down then there is an alternative in Spain. This option rests somewhere between being married and simply living together. If you […]

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Making the last wish come true

Imagine that before you die you have the privilege of rubbing a magic lamp, just like Aladdin, to make a wish come true. You perhaps have opportunity to wish for something that you have never been able to do before. A last wish. Four health workers have established in Murcia a scheme that enables people […]

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Helping disabled children and adults – ALPE

Many people travelling up and down the old Alicante Road or Cortes Valencianas in Torrevieja will never have noticed ALPE (Asociación Comarcal para la Rehabilitación del Discapacitado). It’s on the side of this very popular stretch of road and provides education and life-long learning opportunities for children and adults who have a disability. The facilities […]

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Beating Brexit with donations

As we move closer to the Brexit due date many British people are increasingly anxious about what to expect. However, the reality is that even at this late stage, we don’t really know what will happen once Britain leaves the EU. What we do know is that we can’t expect it to be as easy […]

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