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A guide for foreigners on every aspect of safe property ownership in Spain

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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 […]