Property Lawyers Spain

Property Lawyers Spain

We provide a professional service for all of your property-related legal needs in Spain.

For nearly 40 years we have been providing an expert and re-assuring legal service to people looking to buy property in Spain and to relocate here if they choose to. We are here to help guide you through all of the property law and legal issues and considerations that can be encountered when buying or selling a property in Spain. We are one of longest serving legal partners of A Place in the Sun.

Buying property in Spain is similar to buying a property in Britain or any other country. For UK citizens, Brexit has not altered in anyway the purchase process. While there are similarities, there are differences too. Spain has its own language legal system and many people will find a greater degree of bureaucracy than they are used to in their own country. That is why it’s beneficial to have an independent lawyer on your side. But the principles of buying a property remain. A successful purchase is a combination of finding the right place, agreeing a price and following the financial and conveyancing procedures through to completion.

2 minute video: Buying a Property in Spain

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Your first consultation with Sun Lawyers is always free, so why not arrange to meet us as part of your property search when you are next in Spain. Or we can chat over the phone or via video call.

Property Lawyers Spain

We deal with all kinds of property purchases and sales in Spain

  • Resale Property Purchase

    Pre-owned (second hand) properties. This is the most usual type of purchase

  • Off-Plan Purchases

    Secure and safe purchase of new build properties that have yet to be completed

  • Buy to Rent

    Where the purpose of your purchase is to profit from rental income

  • Selling your Property

    Looking after all aspects of the sale of your property. Learn more

  • Construction Projects

    From purchasing your plot to managing the construction of your house

  • Commercial & Leases

    Commercial properties including purchases and leases

The Process of Buying a spanish property

A simple guide to the purchase procedure, including conveyancing and the other services that we offer.

Pre Purchase
  • Contract

    Preparing and negotiating the private purchase contract for residential or commercial property.

  • Legal Checks

    A complete set of legal checks on the property.

  • Off-Plan Package

    Comprehensive Off Plan property purchase package, protecting your investment at all times

  • NIE, Bank Account & P.O.A.

    Obtaining your NIE number, Spanish Bank Account and Power of Attorney (if required)

The Day of your Purchase
  • Full Day of Support

    Full day of completion support including translation services, attending the notary, signing of title deeds

After Purchase Support
  • Post Completion Service

    Ongoing post completion services including registering your deeds at the land registry and changing over of all utility services

  • Tax Services

    Tax Services including reclaim of 3% retention, residents/non-resident taxes and landlord tax

Property Lawyers Spain – Relocating

Many people who use our legal services to buy a Spanish property also choose to move over here permanently. The rules for relocation are different depending on whether you are an EU Citizen or not (or indeed a non-EU Citizen who is married to one).

Our relocation team are here to help with all relocation queries, including support for visa and residency applications.

Buying a property in Spain
These are the 3 essential elements you will need

In preparation for your Spanish property search, it is advantageous for you to have in place as early as possible the following.

What is an NIE Number?

N.I.E. is an abbreviation for Número de Identidad de Extranjero, which translates as: Foreigners’ Identification Number.

The NIE is an all-purpose identification and tax number in Spain. You need an NIE number for any official or legal process in Spain. For example, you will need an NIE number to buy a property, buy a car, get connected to the utilities and to pay your taxes.

Budgeting for your property purchase

As a ‘rule of thumb’ we say to clients it is prudent to budget for all of the costs associated with the property purchase as follows:

New build property (mainland Spain) Allow for 14% over and above the purchase price.

Resale property (Valencian community) Allow for 14% over and above the purchase price

Resale property (Murcian community) Allow for 12% over and above the purchase price

Thinking about relocating and living in Spain?

We can help you relocate to Spain whether you an EU or non-EU citizen. For non-Eu Citizens including those with British passports, we have information about the popular visas available.

Non-lucrative Visa

Digital Nomad Visa

Golden Visa

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