BUYING a property in Spain should be an exciting time and it can be a simple procedure, but for so many, it quickly becomes a complicated process when the buyer is not fully informed.
The Spanish property market is constantly evolving. My Lawyer In Spain’s expert conveyancing team are currently staying on top of the game to help guide buyers and give them professional advice to avoid the pitfalls when buying in Spain. The team, which includes partners, solicitors, abogados and legal assistants, provides a professional service designed to offer effective and flexible solutions to clients looking to purchase a property in Spain.
Their complete package of services to clients includes assistance with purchasing a Spanish property; obtaining an NIE and will; ownership advice; arranging valuations; arranging surveys; opening of bank accounts and power of attorney. They charge one per cent of the total purchase price of the property with a minimum charge of €1,500 plus IVA (VAT) and disbursements. The expert team can also take the burden from you and obtain quotes from reputable insures for property and contents insurance, so there really is no easier way to know your purchase in Spain is in safe expert hands.
My Lawyer In Spain are also happy to provide initial help and advice on the telephone, free of charge, with no obligation to use their services.
Remember, you must always do you homework before buying a Spanish property. Make sure you research the area you want to buy in source a good estate agent as it is important to find a reputable and well-established company that will guide you through the process smoothly.
Seek specialist legal advice and research all legal issues through a good solicitor. Check the boundaries of the plot and that the property is registered on the Land Registry and ask for a copy of a land search known as a ‘nota simple.’ Other questions you need to ask your solicitor to check are if the property has a licence of first occupation, this proves it was inspected once built and has been completed in line with the planning permission, if it is registered with the Town Hall for local rates known as IBI, if there are any charges or mortgages against the property and ask to see copies of the water and electricity bills.
My Lawyer in Spain can give you more help and advice on purchasing a property in Spain. For more information contact the experts now. Call 951 203 094, visit www.mylawyerinspain.com or email [email protected]