The transfer of property in Spain

transfer of property

It’s likely that you’re aware of various types of legal property transfers, like inheritance, gifting property to a spouse or other party, and naturally, sales. However, another type of transfer that is often of interest to our clients is the “extinction of co-ownership”, or for example, the transfer of property to an ex-spouse. Within the […]

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Getting a mortgage in Spain step by step

Getting a mortgage in Spain

You may not have sufficient capital to be able to pay for your property without some form of finance. In this case you might decide to apply for a Spanish mortgage. In this article we will go through the process of getting a mortgage in Spain. Changes in the process of getting a mortgage in […]

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Modelo 210: Non-resident income tax in Spain

Modelo 210

The form Modelo 210 is used to file the ordinary tax return for non-resident income tax (without permanent establishment). In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding the non-resident taxes in Spain and how can you pay them. However, we would like to remind you that taxes in Spain can be complicated […]

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Best places to live in Spain by the sea

Best places to live in Spain by the sea

Spain is a unique country: it has a culture and food all of its own and its influence is plain to see all around the world. Of course, one of Spain’s greatest resources is its 5,000 miles coastline. Along that fantastic coastline, you can find some of Spain’s greatest cities for casually indulging in the […]

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Knowing your gestor from your abogado in Spain

Gestor

We might talk about legal advisers and executives, solicitors, barristers and lawyers. But there’s one professional in Spain who is even more difficult to pin down – the Spanish ‘gestor’. What is a gestor? Many people who find themselves living in or visiting Spain frequently, have had some contact with the multi-talented ‘gestor’. It might […]

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Property renovations in Spain: Everything you need to know

Property renovation in Spain

At different times of our lives we need different facilities. The swimming pool and villa in a rural location can be perfect for a growing family but less attractive as you become older. There are times when we all need to take stock of our family or holiday home and perhaps make a move to […]

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The effect of coronavirus on Spanish tax regulations

Coronavirus Spanish taxes

Everybody around the world is facing difficulties due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Spain has been among some of the worst-hit countries. Therefore, the government has been keen to publicise some of its measures to alleviate the crisis. To help those concerned, this article sets out to clear up some of the details of coronavirus […]

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Understanding the padrón, empadronamiento & residencia

empadronamiento

Many people who are emigrating to Spain wonder, which comes first, the padrón or the empadronamiento? For those who aren’t familiar with these terms, the padrón is the town hall’s register of those living in the area. Essentially, the local government uses the register to keep a headcount of how many people are resident, and […]

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Twenty reasons why the British will return to Spain

Return to spain

The Telegraph newspaper listed their 20 reasons why British holiday makers would continue to come to Spain. The Spanish paper, ABC picked up the idea and translated the article into Spanish. Here we summarise the points for you – do you agree?  We live in unprecedented times. Who would have guessed this time last year […]

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Car tax in Spain: How much it is and how you can pay it

Car tax Spain

Like most countries, Spanish citizens and residents need to pay their car tax to keep their vehicle legal on the road. The good news is that it is not an extortionate amount, particularly in comparison to other countries in the EU. Anyone liable to pay car tax in Spain, or IVTM as it is known […]

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Where is the best place to live in Costa del Sol?

Best place to live in Costa del Sol

Southern Spain is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Spain, not only because of its sandy beaches, but also because of its history, culture, tradition and beautiful towns. But where is the best place to live in Costa del Sol? In this article we’re going to go through Málaga and Marbella, our […]

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Spanish tax year: Deadlines you need to keep in mind

Spanish tax year

Unlike other countries such as the UK, the Spanish tax year runs alongside the calendar year from the 1st of January to the 31st of December. Within that year there are several dates and deadlines to keep in mind. Therefore, in this article, we take a look at those dates and what it is you […]

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Spanish will: Advantages and the process

Wills in Spain

Making plans and arrangements for when you die isn’t easy. However, it is an important process to go through and perhaps even more so when you have property in another country. There are many differences in the way inheritance works in Spain in comparison to elsewhere. It is important that you know what it entails […]

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Deductions and tax allowances in Spain

Tax allowances in Spain

In this article we will go through deductions and tax allowances in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxation in Spain can be complicated and you could be subject to fines or penalties if you miss a deadline or don’t do your taxes properly. Advisably, you should seek fiscal advice from an […]

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Selling property in Spain: Tax implications and advice

selling property in spain tax implications

A question our clients frequently ask is what taxes they’ll have to pay if they’re thinking about selling their home. After all, if you’re selling property in Spain tax implications can be complex and will differ if you are a tax resident or non-tax resident. As one would expect, the rules are likely to differ […]

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IRPF or Personal Income Tax in Spain

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In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding IRPF or Personal income tax in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxation in Spain is complicated, and advisably you should seek advice from an expert to avoid possible fines when doing your Spanish taxes. IRPF or personal income tax: what […]

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The cost of buying property in Spain: The complete guide

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It is important from the outset that you are clear about what your budget should be for buying a property in Spain. Of course, it’s not just the cost of the property itself. There are a number of legal and tax obligations that you must meet to ensure that your purchase is problem free in […]

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The Spanish Notary: What it is, role and fees

spanish-notary

Not all countries have a notary to verify documents as they do in Spain. Here the Spanish notary is a very much respected individual whose office carries a clearly recognised ‘Notary’ sign and who trains for several additional years to qualify for the title. Most people associate the notary with Spanish power of attorney but […]

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Best places to live in Spain: Top 10

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Spain is one of Europe’s most unique countries. It has a culture and food all of its own and its influence is plain to see all around the world. In this article, we will go deeper into the top 2 places we consider to be the best cities to live in Spain: Cádiz and Barcelona. […]

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Spanish lifestyle: 5 habits to be healthier

spanish-lifestyle

It’s well-known that many aspects of the Spanish lifestyle are beneficial. Now the statistics seem to confirm that this is true. Topping the tables with the highest life expectancy at birth, we outline five reasons why Spain is good for you. Spain is the world’s healthiest nation according to a study of 169 nations by […]

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Inheritance tax in Spain: The complete guide

inheritance-tax-in-spain

One of the main concerns people have is the impact that having to pay inheritance tax might have on those they leave behind. How is inheritance tax applied in Spain? Inheritance tax is applied very differently in Spain to many other countries. To begin with, all beneficiaries must declare it, even the husband or wife […]

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Wealth tax in Spain: Rates, allowances and recommendations

wealth-tax-in-spain

The wealth tax in Spain, or patrimonio, is something that many people are caught out by as it has no equivalent in several other European countries. In this article we will go through some relevant information regarding the wealth tax in Spain. However, we would like to remind you that taxation in Spain can be […]

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House prices in Spain after coronavirus

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How will house prices in Spain be affected? At the moment it may not be at the top of your agenda. The extent of the pandemic has taken most of us by surprise. However, we are now seeing a glimmer of hope in the newsreels. Some countries are looking towards relaxing their measures and after […]

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Which is the best place to buy in Spain?

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The latest statistical release from the Spanish Land Registry has one or two surprises in store. The ‘Estadística Registral Inmobiliaria’ presents a positive picture. What is clear is that overall, a higher percentage of houses are being sold to foreigners than ever before. In 2006 8.97% of property bought in Spain was purchased by foreign […]

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Opening a bank account in Spain: Tips and costs

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Before opening an account in Spain you might have thought that banks worked similarly across the world. In some respects they do, but there are also many differences and these can cause confusion or worse. In this article we aim to unpick the practice. Opening a bank account in Spain If you have a property […]

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