Real Estate law

Buying a new property in Spain

Buying real estate in Spain involves many legal issues: payment of taxes, insurance, mortgages, etc. The Spanish market may seem quite different, and these differences make the help of a Spanish lawyer even more necessary.

Purchase of a second hand property in Spain

Selecting a second hand property can be easier than selecting a new one, since the building is already constructed, and you can check it before buying. Here are general guidelines on aspects of real estate purchase which can help you to understand how it works in Spain.

Getting a mortgage in Spain

How do mortgage loans work in Spain? Do mortgages come with compulsory insurance? How can you make the process of obtaining your home financing as efficient and simple as possible?

Having your house built

Which steps should I follow to have my house built in Spain? Should I get permission from the Town Council to build on it? What if my land is in the deep country?

Selling your Spanish property

Only those individuals or companies named on the property title deed have the right to sell any property in Spain, unless a notarised power of attorney has been given to a third party

Renting & Housing

Legal provisions on renting and letting in Spain are set out in the Law of Urban Lettings of 1994, which applies to rental contracts dated from January 1, 1995 onwards.

The community of property owners

If you have bought an apartment or villa, which takes part of a building complex, keep in mind that these will be subject to the Spanish Law on Horizontal Division. According to this law, every apartment or villa-owner is the co-owner of the common elements of the building complex.


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