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Income tax in Spain on your rental property

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Spain is a wonderful place to own a holiday home, with many people of all nationalities investing in Spanish property. With vibrant culture, outstanding cuisine, and virtually year-round sun, it is no wonder that people are flocking to Spain to secure their Spanish escape. However, as we all know, property comes with responsibility, and income […]

Spanish tax on rental income: rates, deadlines and recommendations

Spanish tax on rental income

Last updated on November 10th, 2020 at 01:50 pm. British nationals are by far the largest group of foreign homeowners in Spain. Many keep their property as a holiday home or only live there part time, either renting their property to other holiday makers or long term tenants for some of the year. For many, […]

Get your property rental ready

Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 02:53 pm. Rental property is in demand and many investors are making their money work for them by purchasing property to rent. It’s important that if you do, you take the time to ensure that legal requirements are met. In this article Susan Partridge from our Fiscal Department […]

One million euros a month through Airbnb

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 03:55 pm. The phenomenon that is Airbnb is proving to be lucrative for those renting out their property in Torrevieja. It is estimated that around 3,153 properties are being rented through the online platform and that there is the potential availability of 250,000 places altogether. In 21 months, from February […]

5 advantages of investing along the Spanish coast

Invest in Rental in Spain

Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 11:29 am. Alicante, Malaga and Valencia are some of the most popular areas for foreigners to buy in for investment purposes. The popularity of purchasing property in Spain continues in spite of some of the political and financial issues that have hit the countries where purchasers typically originate […]

Renting in Spain – the tax implications


Last updated on April 30th, 2020 at 05:39 pm. Renting is a good option if you are looking to make some money out of a property you have bought in Spain. Whether it is a short term or long term let, renting is increasingly popular and many different types of property are in demand. Some […]

What is happening with holiday lets in the Valencian community?

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:01 pm. What are the renting laws in the Valencian region? Must you or must you not register your property for letting purposes here? It would seem to be a straight forward question but a straightforward answer could quite easily evade you. The original rental law was the […]

Evicting a tenant

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:07 pm. The vast majority of lettings in Spain work well. The tenant pays on time and the landlord is earning money on his investment. However, on occasions, problems do develop and tenants in Spain can default on their rent or even damage property. Previously, there was limited […]

An optimistic outlook for landlords in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:07 pm. Letting property in Spain can be a safe option.  However, our lawyers at Ábaco are well aware of the issues to do with paper work and legal regulations that can appear so obstructive to the course of justice. Systems in any country can be slow to […]

Looking after landlords in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:08 pm. The economic crisis in Spain has caused hardship for many people. There has been recent press coverage of the difficulties that mortgage holders and tenants in Spain have found themselves in when they have suffered a drop in income. It’s not just tenants who have found […]

Stay legal when letting Spanish property

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:08 pm. In the majority of cases, landlords and tenants in Spain get on well. They make mutually agreeable arrangements and both benefit from the business relationship. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work this way. Not all tenants in Spain are prompt with their rent and some landlords of […]

What to do when your tenant defaults in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:08 pm. Letting out Spanish property is perhaps more popular now than it ever has been before. Difficulties in selling property and uncertainty about the property market have led people to consider other options – letting out Spanish property being at the top of the list. It means […]

Overcoming the property slump

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 04:37 pm. Although ‘off-plan’ is definitely down in the doldrums, the Spanish re-sale market has a little more buoyancy. Those who bought before 2005 should be able to market their property at a realistic price without losing out. The UK market is very slow but demand is still […]

Disclosing property rentals in Spain


Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 10:03 am. In 2012 the Spanish tax authority uncovered 4,700 undeclared rentals as a result of information received from the electricity companies. This is probably the tip of the iceberg. Many non-resident property owners who rent out their property in Spain still seem to be unaware of the […]

Landlords and tenants in Spain

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:11 pm. As more and more people have found it difficult to sell their home but still need to move, the option to rent out their Spanish home has become the best alternative. However, it is not without its difficulties. Landlords come in all shapes and sizes and […]

Renting out your Spanish property

Last updated on October 28th, 2019 at 05:13 pm. Rental law in Spain and what it means for you Due to the current economic climate many Spanish property owners are considering renting out their property in Spain in order to generate a little income to cover their ownership expenses and pay for their trips to […]