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The Spanish Land Registry

Property in Spain should be registered on the Land Registry or ‘Registro de la Propiedad’. This is an official record of who the owners are and contains other important pieces of information. But what is the purpose of this register and how does it work in practice? The Registro de la propiedad or Land Registry […]

A new urban law that affects rustic properties

Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 05:09 pm. Did you know that even minor home improvements and refurbishments need planning permission in Spain? The town hall must give a licence for work to go ahead or you risk a hefty financial penalty. In this article we explain about building licences and what you can […]

Some positive property news in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:34 pm. In the current environment it is pleasing to see some rather more positive statistics emerging for Spanish property owners. The current sales figures for Spanish property reported in The Land Registry* (el registro de propriedades) are promising and suggest a healthy interest from foreigners in buying […]

Two registers to record your Spanish property


Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:42 pm. There are two Spanish property registers. This can be confusing for people used to a different system in their own country. What is even more confusing is that each register contains a different type of information about the property. The Catastro The Catastro register includes the official valuation […]

Extensions: closing in a balcony or terrace in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:12 pm. Property dimensions If you own a property in Spain you will possess a Purchase Title Deed. On this deed you will find a description of the property that includes the square metres of construction and of usable floor space. When it comes to balconies and terraces […]