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Legal advice in Spain, let the professionals help you

Let the professionals help you

Changing ownership of property in Spain is an important process that must be done correctly. Make sure to have legal advice in Spain, our professional lawyers and legal experts are here to help you. There are a number of reasons why you might want to transfer the ownership of a property into someone else’s name. […]

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Transferring a property to your spouse in Spain

Transferring a property to your spouse in Spain

Many people are unaware that there are significant differences in the way that the inheritance process works when transferring a property to your spouse in Spain. In this article we outline what you should know and how you might prepare. For many people, owning a property in Spain is a dream come true. The purchase […]

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Cautious optimism within the housing market

Housing market

People with a house to sell and those thinking of buying shouldn’t expect the same level of slump within the housing market post COVID as there was in 2008. The situation is proving to be quite different with some types of housing more, not less, in demand than before. It’s still a bitter memory. The […]

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Sell a property in Spain: How to get everything ready

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Someone wants to buy your property! It’s a great feeling when you can set the conveyancing process in motion. But have you got everything in place so that you can sell a property in Spain without a hold-up? If you have had building work done on your house you might discover that the sale will […]

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What is the plusvalía tax in Spain?

Plusvalía tax

If you’re selling your property in Spain there are several costs and taxes you have to consider. Some, you’re likely to have heard of before, like capital gains tax or stamp duty. Others, however, are taxes specific to Spain that you may be less familiar with. One such charge is the plusvalía tax. In this […]

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Legal and tax lawyers in Spain: Why should you choose Ábaco Advisers?

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Last updated on June 30th, 2020 at 09:27 pm. As a client of Ábaco Taxes you are entitled to a number of ‘extras’. We want to make sure you are getting the full benefit from them. We explain how Abaco Online and our team of tax lawyers can help you keep in touch and informed. […]

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CGT in Spain: We answer some of the most common questions

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Last updated on June 30th, 2020 at 09:27 pm. When you are moving between countries, the tax implications of selling your property can be confusing. It’s generated some of the greatest number of questions on our forums. Here we try to answer some of the questions regarding CGT in Spain for you. However, we would […]

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Moving to Spain after the coronavirus: Make Spain your office

Moving to Spain after the coronavirus

Where would you choose to live if you could work anywhere? Remote working has become a plausible alternative for many businesses. Attitudes and technology have changed over the last few months. So where would you like to call home? Let’s discuss why moving to Spain after the coronavirus might be a wise choice. Why moving to […]

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Live in Valencia: Buying and living in this beautiful coastal city

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Valencia has a long and colourful history, reflected in the city’s stunning architecture. Founded during the Roman empire, the city has gone through numerous significant cultural shifts. During the Moorish era in the 7th century, Valencia was named Medina bu-Tarab. The city later reverted back to its Latin name, meaning “valiant” or “brave”. This blend […]

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Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa, Spain

Best place to live in Costa Blanca

If you are wondering which is the best place to live in Costa Blanca, keep reading to find out about Orihuela Costa. This town and region situated on the Costa Blanca is a popular destination for both tourists and foreign residents, you will see why! Best place to live in Costa Blanca: Orihuela Costa Here […]

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How stamp duty in Spain can save money via the extinction of co-ownership

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Life is complicated, and sometimes, your circumstances may change. As a result, you might wish to carry out a transfer of property ownership. In this article, we explain your options and why the ‘extinction of co-ownership’ may be the best route to take. Generally speaking, this is because, in most regions, the process only requires […]

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How to buy a house in Spain in 6 steps

How to buy a house in Spain

Having this wonderful weather all year round certainly makes owning a home an attractive proposition, but where should you start? These days, there is a lot of information online about buying a property in Spain. Unfortunately, this can lead to confusion and can be somewhat overwhelming. This article aims to help unravel some of the […]

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Invest in Spanish property: Everything you need to take into account

Invest in Spanish property

Investing in Spanish property has become a profitable and popular alternative. However, it isn’t just a case of advertising it in Airbnb. There are implications that you should be aware of when renting out a property in Spain Making the decision to invest in Spanish property So, you’ve decided to advertise your property for rental. […]

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Selling a house in Spain: Required paperwork, taxes and tips

Selling a house in Spain

Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 07:15 pm. If you are thinking of selling a house in Spain you want to be ready for when a prospective buyer appears. The presentation of documentation is an essential part of the selling process. Some paperwork you should already have to hand. For example, you will have […]

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Getting a mortgage in Spain step by step

Getting a mortgage in Spain

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 at 03:08 pm. 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. […]

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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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Understanding the padrón, empadronamiento & residencia

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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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Selling property in Spain: Tax implications and advice

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 07:19 pm. 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 […]

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The cost of buying property in Spain: The complete guide

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Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 02:00 pm. 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 […]

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The Spanish Notary: What it is, role and fees

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Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 02:38 pm. 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 […]

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House prices in Spain after coronavirus

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:38 am. 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 […]

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Which is the best place to buy in Spain?

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Last updated on April 15th, 2020 at 11:37 am. 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% […]

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Opening a bank account in Spain: Tips and costs

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Last updated on April 17th, 2020 at 03:01 pm. 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 […]

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Moving to Benidorm: How this tourist hub is changing its image

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Many people have assumptions about what is arguably Spain’s most famous beach resort, Benidorm. When you mention the name of this enduringly popular destination, for lots of people, English bars, chips, sunburn and other ‘Brits abroad’ stereotypes spring to mind. There’s no denying that the Brits particularly love Benidorm, with 7 out of every 10 […]

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Apartments for sale in Torrevieja: Tips to find the best deals

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 06:06 pm. Torrevieja is a small city on Spain’s Costa Blanca, in the province of Alicante. Originally built to produce salt which was then distributed around the world, the city is now a tourist centre. The city is very popular with people from all over Europe with Brits […]

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