Buying Tips For Spain

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Living in Spain is fantastic, we are here to help you with legal advice in Spain that explains the conveyancing process. A step by step guide for property buyers in Spain. From your initial enquiry, we are here to guide you through the process using the most experienced and dedicated team of professionals. Trusted agents with a proven track record, legal and conveyancing advice and information about the financial benefits using the services from selected and trusted companies, and by working in partnership with Citizens Advice Spain we can always get your questions answered on almost any subject that refers to living, working or having a second home in Spain.   

Additional Costs:

There are some additional costs to the purchase price so allow approximately 10-15% in additional costs.

Taxes: For new build property there is VAT of 10% also stamp duty of up to 2% and for used properties (re-sales) there is a transfer tax of 8-10% depending on the region you buy, there is no stamp duty on a used property purchase.

Notary Costs:

In Spain, the sale must be taken through a notary, this process is to exchange the purchase contract. The buyer is responsible for the notary fees. The fees vary depending on the purchase price.

Registration fees:

The new owner must register the property with the land registry, this usually costs around 0.5% of the purchase price. Utility Connection Fees: To connect a property to the utility of water, electric or gas there are fees to pay or if it is a simple reconnection there are also fees. When the services remain in operation there are fees for changing the subscription. Financing the purchase: There are some specialised banks and lenders that will help you with a mortgage or loan for buying overseas property. You may even get advice from your own high street bank.

Running Costs:

Naturally depending on size and how much you will use the property will depend on the running costs of a Spanish home. Most properties are subject to a community charge, waste disposal, home insurance, and IBI (property tax) which is annual.

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