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
We deal with all kinds of property purchases and sales in Spain
The Process of Buying a spanish property
A simple guide to the purchase procedure, including conveyancing and the other services that we offer.
The Day of your Purchase
After Purchase Support
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.
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