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Do your homework when buying in Spain

Do your homework when buying in Spain

LAST time, My Lawyer In Spain gave readers some advice and information on the costs involved in purchasing a property and the relevant taxes...
Deposit contracts when buying a property

Deposit contracts when buying a property

MR BLANCO, I have signed a "deposit contract" to buy a house in Denia (I am English). I wanted to know if the money...
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Pellicer & Heredia – Two lawyers with a growing practice

JUST 10 years ago a pair of lawyers who had been working in International Law decided to set up their own company, Pellicer &...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Do I have to renounce British citizenship?

Q: Do I have to renounce British citizenship to acquire Spanish nationality? A: Yes. Except for citizens of countries with which there is agreement of...
A bilingual lawyer who understands expatriates and Spanish law

A bilingual lawyer who understands expatriates and Spanish law

ANTONIO FLORES founded the Marbella based lawyers Lawbird 15 years ago and his practice works predominantly for English speaking clients. He was educated in the...
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Pellicer & Heredia: What is the mortgage floor rate?

Q:What is the mortgage floor rate? How do I know if my mortgage has this? A:The mortgage floor rate is one of the many abusive...
Steps Required for Inheritance in Spain

Steps required for inheritance in Spain

DEAR Mr Blanco, I am an English lady living in Spain and recently my English husband passed away. Could you please explain the necessary steps...
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Pellicer & Heredia: What is the non-resident tax and who does it apply to?

Q: What is the non-resident tax and who does it apply to? A: This applies to anybody who is not legally a resident in Spain,...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q: If the UK leaves the European Union, will I still have the right to use the Spanish health service? A: Yes, provided you are...
Property boundary questions and answers

Property boundary questions and answers

Hello my name is Mr. Smith and I have bought a second-hand property in Teulada. I had a lot of discussions with my Spanish...
Getting married in Spain

Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Getting married in Spain Q: My partner and I want to get married in Spain? What paperwork do we need? A: You will need to speak...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

CAN I apply for Spanish nationality? And if so HOW? Have you ever wondered .. Who can apply for Spanish nationality? When to start the...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q : I want to spend more time with my grandchildren but my daughter-in-law makes this increasingly difficult. Where do I stand legally? A :...
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Q & A: Registering in Spain

Q : What is the NIE number and do I need one if I am staying in Spain? A :The NIE number (Número de identificación...
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Limited responsibility mortgage

Dear Mr. Blanco, My parents bought a property in Spain over 15 years ago. Unfortunately, they had trouble paying the mortgage and the bank...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q: I HAVE always dreamed of building my own home can I buy some land and build my own house? A: Yes, but please check...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q :Can under age child or a pregnant woman be refused medical care in Spain if they are not resident and have no European...
Driving Licences

Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q :There are so many conflicting stories about foreign nationals having to change a driving license when they reside in Spain. So, what is...
How to complain

Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Q : If I want to complain in Spain, what do I have to do? A : Ask fora ‘hoja de reclamación’?  The hojas de reclamaciones...
Private contract, notary and registration

Private contract, notary and registration

by Gonzalo Blanco Private contracts You can legally purchase a property using a private contract, as long as it contains some minimum requirements: identification of...
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It’s holiday time again: Have you got that Liberty feeling?

ONCE again, summer is here with a vengeance. Temperatures soar and with the influx of tourists, you have to keep your wits about you...
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Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

MY partner and I have been together for 15 years but we are not married, now that we have moved to Spain, I am...

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