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Real Estate Law
LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING REAL ESTATE LAW IN SPAIN
Home buying and selling is a recurring thing in the Dutch and Belgian community in Spain. With its sun, sea, culture and beautiful nature, Spain has a lot to offer. Buying a vacation home or a second home in Spain is a great step, so it is important to be prepared when you decide to live here. Learning the language is one of the factors that can make your daily life easier. On the other hand, there are others to consider.
If you want to buy or sell a piece of land or a house in Spain, you will have to deal with Spanish legislation. In the purchase of real estate, we always advise having an expert to assist you. A professional will ensure that the sale is safe, keep you informed regarding tax consequences and prepared for the most important practical matters.
Rent in Spain
If you are not familiar with the Spanish real estate market, it is advisable to rent a home first. In these cases, you can also find complications, such as rental agreements, or possible agreements or disagreements with the landlord. In these matters, we can inform and advise you.
Bilingual advisers in the Netherlands and Spain
At OTIS Advocaten, our specialized employees in Spain know the real estate market inside and out and can advise you on finding a home, either to buy or to rent. The advice includes both the legal, practical and tax aspects. We take care of investigating the property and sellers, as well as practical matters such as applying for an NIE or opening a bank account. We will inform you of the capital transfer tax that you will probably have to pay. Likewise, we can advise you on more complex matters, such as the purchase of a newly constructed home, or hidden defects in your home.
After the sale
The advice of our bilingual lawyers does not end with the signing of the private purchase agreement or the signing of the notarial deed, but we can also assist you in practical and tax matters necessary after signing the deed. Keep in mind that administrative procedures are needed to be able to change the ownership of your home’s supplies (water, electricity, gas, real estate taxes, capital gains, annual taxes). Read more about this in “Administration in Spain“.
In addition, our office can act as your tax address.