My Lawyer In Spain

Alex Radford

Qualified English Solicitor and Spanish Abogado
Founding Partner at My Lawyer in Spain
Founder Legal Services in Spain
Specialises in Property, International Estate Planning & Inheritances and Company/Commercial.
Recognised expert in Europe for the timeshare, fractional and shared ownership
Regular speaker at A Place in the Sun
Co-author of You and The Law in Spain
Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
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My Lawyer in Spain’s conveyancing team is here to help you with legal advice that explains the conveyancing process in Spain.
A step-by-step guide for property buyers, from your initial enquiry, we guide you through the process.

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,ity 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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Graham Morris
Graham Morris
10:14 24 Aug 22
Excellent serviceI used them to purchase a property and to sort out our visa's. I have no complaints at allKeep up... the good workread more
William Renouf
William Renouf
12:34 29 Jun 22
Melanie and Laura have been absolutely excellent with the whole process of our visa applications, can’t fault them in... any way, Thankyou both for all your help and quick responses, we are now keeping everything crossed we get our visas approved quickly 😁🤞read more
Anne G.
Anne G.
13:54 11 Apr 22
My Lawyer in Spain has been my go-to law firm for acquiring, selling or renting properties in the Marbella area since... 2015. Their Spanish social security and employment lawyer, Carmen, just solved a major issue for us with a positive outcome. I am happy to recommend this law firm again.read more
Alexander Ahmad
Alexander Ahmad
10:41 27 Mar 22
No te he otorgado ninguna estrella de calificación: no te mereces ninguna por ser lo que eres: un zero a izquierda como... persona y de lo profesional ni quiero hablar.In English: who and what he is-Excerpt of a letter:Hello AlexWe have been knowing each other xmore than 15 years: every time we met up at the notary with our clients you told them: “A part from our professional relationship we act as if we were friends”. Today I am in deep distress suffering of shortage of all kind. I wrote you about that last week -you did not answer; before that your Benevolent Friend Olaf has been “ auditing” me for weeks to refuse finally my desperate request for help via his British Benevolent Fund, because he was simply not willing to understand my situation as a whole nor even a tiny part of it.Now - without food nor funds, along with an health issue that the social security don’t covers- facing to end up on the street rambling around with my two dogs between containers -while you are announcing your benevolent activity- the London Marathon-in public (calling for donation to Christel House- what is wonderful) ignoring at the same time a distressful situation of a human being here, not in London, who you have been knowing for a long time.MY GOD- DOES ANYONE UNDERSTAND THAT?Maybe it sounds better saying: I fly to London, run the Marathon with pace and grace, do something for charity and publish that in social network and other media- the glossier, the better.Nice man- isn’t he?read more
Biby Mathew
Biby Mathew
13:55 04 Mar 22
Tried to speak to these people and the 'lawyer' woman had a very bad attitude and kept asking if I'm a tax resident in... Spain and wasn't taking yes for an answer for some reason, she kept repeating the question as if I was lying. That was really weird.read more
Robert Hoogkamer
Robert Hoogkamer
12:37 06 Feb 22
Once again we had a good experience with My lawyer in Spain. Great service, especially abogada Patricia Ruiz. She is... very friendly and professional. Thanks again!read more
becky hughes
becky hughes
11:34 21 Jan 22
Excellent service from Alex and the team. Laura was our lawyer and she was professional and kept in contact with us... through the whole process. I asked ALOT of questions & she always came back to me with an answer.I would recommend giving POA to your lawyer as this means they can act on your behalf for agreed services eg NIE, opening bank accounts, signing for completion. We were not able to be in Spain for completion so this was a god send.I would recommend my lawyer in Spain to friends & family.read more
Robert Malcolmson
Robert Malcolmson
09:24 30 Sep 21
I had a work related problem that needed legal advice. I was signposted to a lawyer called Carmen who is the employment... lawyer. Carmen was able to assist me and help me resolve a legal case. Carmen was professional and very supportive through the whole process. This resulted in a positive outcome for me. I can't recommend Carmen enough and My Lawyer in Spain as a company. A big thank you to the team at My Lawyer in Spain.read more
Peter Storr
Peter Storr
09:20 01 Sep 21
We found My Lawyer in Spain to be professional, helpful and really good value for money. We recommend them very highly.
Lika Piscina
Lika Piscina
06:44 24 Aug 21
Highly recommend...most professional lawyers you can trust in Spain.
Adrian Gavriluta
Adrian Gavriluta
13:23 12 May 21
They are very prompt and they are indeed some professionals. All their services were accurate and they helped me with... all my inquiries. I recommend their services 100%.read more
Jayson Lewis
Jayson Lewis
11:19 24 Apr 21
The best service anyone could hope for. Professional and an absolutely amazing eye for detail. I have nothing but... praise for the work I had done. If I ever needed any help and assistance I would always use their services. Even after the purchase of the property they continue to help and assist me. Im very grateful and I couldn’t have made a better choice.Jayson Lewisread more
Hazel Marr
Hazel Marr
20:20 14 Apr 21
Alex and the team were professional, very efficient, knowlegeable and willing to answer questions, even before we... engaged their services. It felt we were in very safe hands, negotiating buying a property whilst also becoming residents. We used them as Power of Attorney too, and they did everything for us, from opening bank accounts to getting our house services connected. We can, and do, thoroughly recommend Alex and the term.read more
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