Spain is an extremely attractive country when you think of good weather, internationally renowned gastronomy, dreamlike scenery and the chance to practice your favourite outdoor sports during more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
This is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why Spain has over the years become one of the main colonies of foreign residents in Europe, with a large community of residents from the UK, as well as the Netherlands, Norway and even France.
In addition, its system, which includes free public health cover for all residents in Spain, only adds to the reasons to think about a retirement in the sun on our beaches or long stays during the best months of the year.
All these factors, together with really competitive prices, have meant that the Spanish market, especially the Mediterranean area, with the regions of Alicante, Almeria and Murcia as a reference, have experienced a significant increase in the number of property sales and purchases.
And this is where the problems can start if you do not have an absolute mastery of the different laws governing the acquisition, management and sale of real estate in Spain.
Why is it important to have a Solicitors service?
Buying and selling are not the same procedure depending on where you are in the deal. However, they do have one aspect in common: Spanish legislation in this area can be very complex on many occasions, with very complicated administrative procedures and, even more so, when we find ourselves with the difficulty of the language involved.
At MAM Solicitors we have more than 30 years of experience which means that we are perfectly aware of all the ins and outs and legal requirements so that the operations are carried out with the least possible complication for our clients and with the least possible inconvenience.
To this end, we have a professional team of qualified solicitors, barristers and members of the Bar Association, supported by expert, multilingual administrative staff. We are a multicultural organisation, fluent in English, Dutch, French and Norwegian. Whether you are buying a house in Spain, selling a house in Spain or looking for tax representation in Spain, we are the right law firm for you.
In the event that you are considering purchasing a property in Spain, MAM Solicitors will ensure that there are no surprises. We take care of everything from preliminary title searches through to completion. We bring all interested parties together to seal the transfer. It is important that we ensure that your property is freehold by carrying out the necessary searches at the Land Registry. We also confirm that the Licence of First Occupation has been duly issued by the Town Hall, and ensure that there are no unpaid tax or utility bills, or community charges that could be transferred with the property and affect your pocket.
On the other hand, if we are talking about the sale of a property, at MAM Solicitors we will make sure that we carry out and supervise all the paperwork so that there are no problems that could hinder the sale, as well as all the fiscal obligations derived from the operation.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any other further information and/or you think we can help you!