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20 Jan20:12
20 Jan20:12
Jan 2021
Jan 2021
Property on military land

Purchases maybe held up for UK buyers if property is sited on military land

A Spanish law from the 1970s Franco-era that has impacted non-EU citizens is now affecting British property buyers following the transition period coming to an end on 31 December 2020. If a property is located on military land, military permission has to be applied for and granted for the transaction to proceed. While the law applies to all non-EU citizens, there was a hope that British buyers would receive either an exemption or a grace period. But it was confirmed…

08 Jan08:54
08 Jan08:54
Coronavirus travel testing

Arrivals from Spain into the UK will need to prove a negative Coronavirus test

For a couple of months international arrivals into Spain have needed to show a negative Coronavirus test less than 72 hours old. The new variant of the virus appears to have forced the hand of the UK government to do the same. The travel industry had been calling for this development for a long time as an alternative to quarantine. The type of acceptable test has not been specified.   It will mean that all travellers (bar exemptions listed below)…

06 Jan17:08
06 Jan17:08
Sun Lawyers taxi in Javea

Taxi advertising campaign for Sun Lawyers in Javea

Taxis in javea Those who know Javea are aware it had distinct areas that are part of the town. The Arenal, port area and old town are just three. There are also other outlying urbanisations too. Travel by taxi is a convenient option especially in the evenings. That’s the backdrop to our decision to advertise Sun Lawyers on 14 taxis in the town. The campaign will help our profile in the town and across the Northern Costa Blanca as a…

30 Dec10:42
30 Dec10:42
Dec 2020
Dec 2020
Spanish healthcare

Don’t wait until you fall ill to correctly register for Spanish healthcare

If you are from the UK and are living in Spain, are you correctly registered for Spanish healthcare? For example, are you living in Spain, not working (retired), but not yet receiving a UK-state pension or benefit? You should not be using a UK-issued EHIC to access healthcare in Spain. You will need to register for healthcare using the route that matches your circumstances, but these general principles will help guide you.   Make sure that you are registered correctly….

24 Nov17:30
24 Nov17:30
Nov 2020
Nov 2020
Off plan lost Spanish property deposits

Deadline fast approaching to recover lost off-plan deposits

One of the few upsides of the coronavirus pandemic is that buyers who have lost money on off-plan deposits in the past have extra time to make a claim. The deadline for such claims was originally October 2020, but it is now the end of the year. Sun Lawyers CEO Jose Maria has helped buyers recover deposits on a no win, no fee basis and is currently 14 of 14 in successful applications on behalf of clients. Jose Maria was…

11 Nov15:44
11 Nov15:44
Property rental contract

Why a property rental contract is important and what it should contain

Maybe you are the owner of a Spanish property, renting it out, or someone looking for a place to live as a tenant. It’s important that your interests are protected with a Rental Contract, especially since many of the existing Spanish tenancy laws have been updated. The contract should be clear, simple and ideally drawn up by a qualified lawyer. A Rental Contract will typically set out: Names of both parties Address of the rental property Term of the lease,…

21 Oct13:22
21 Oct13:22
Oct 2020
Oct 2020
Spanish-residency-card

Do I have to apply for a TIE before the end of the year?

You don’t have to, but you might choose to. If you have either the green credit card or the A4 Certificado de Registro (Registration Certificate) you don’t have to obtain the new biometric tarjeta de identidad de extranjero (TIE) card to prove your residency and rights to live in Spain after 31 December 2020. Both the certificate and credit card, AND the TIE card will perform the same function – to prove your resident status and rights in Spain. At…

21 Oct13:16
21 Oct13:16
Sun Lawyers Client Testimonial

New client testimonial

“We cannot thank Elena and the team at Sun Lawyers enough. From the moment we met Elena, she was professional, friendly and clearly had a huge knowledge of the buying process in Spain. This was our first purchase abroad (we are based in the UK), so for us, this was a big step we were taking and we didn’t have much of an idea of how the process worked in Spain. Elena was extremely helpful and prompt with any questions…

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