Your legal issues in professional hands
OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Unlike most other agencies in Costa del Sol, we have a team of in-house lawyers qualified in Spain, the UK and other jurisdictions. All of whom have considerable experience on conveyancing, taxes and local planning laws.
Our lawyers will provide guidance from the outset on all key matters, such as buying costs, taxes and other personal legal considerations (such as visa requirements, tax mitigation, investment structures, inheritance laws, etc.).
With regards to the legal due diligence, we will raise all inquiries and check with the land registry, tax office and other local entities to ensure that your property is purchased without any charges and issues.
LEGAL ADVICE WHEN BUYING
The work of our legal department is crucial when buying a property. This is because it is necessary to ensure that the property has all the adequate licences and that it can be purchased free of charges, debts and other planning issues.
We will carry out all initial checks with the land registry, tax office, community of owners and other public entities. Moreover, before completing the purchase, we will undertake further searches and obtain all the relevant certificates.
In addition to the legal due diligence, our legal department can advise in regards to tax and personal considerations.
Needless to say, we will also sort out all post-completion tasks, such as registering title, paying taxes, notifying community administrators and connecting water, electrify and other utilities.
Please follow this link to our legal guide on buying a property in Spain.
LEGAL ADVICE WHEN SELLING
The involvement of our in-house legal team is advisable when selling a property.
In addition to providing all certificates and documents required by the buyer´s lawyer, in the case of sellers who are not tax domiciled in Spain, we will be able to deal with repatriation of the sale proceeds, as well as the devolution of all tax retentions (namely the 3% security tax retention and the plusvalia municipal sales tax).
There are many types of taxes that apply when buying or selling a property in Spain, such as land transfer tax, VAT, plusvalia sales tax, IBI council tax and non-resident owner taxes.
Whatever your goal, we will advise on all tax matters to ensure compliance, transparency and efficiency.
We will also be able to present all tax filings after you buy or sell a property, so you do not have to worry about the paperwork.
Please follow this link to our guide on property taxes in Spain.
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION
The use of land in Spain is subject to national, regional and local planning laws. For this reason it is advisable to consult a lawyer with local knowledge before buying a property or undertaking a reform or construction project.
Non-compliance with planning laws could result in a demolition order, refusal by the planning agency to grant a first-occupancy licence or the application of a considerable penalty.
Our legal department will secure that all licences are in place and work in collaboration with architects and other professionals to achieve full compliance.
WILLS & INHERITANCE
Although a Spanish will is not a legal obligation when owning a property in Spain, it is highly advisable for foreign owners to have one.
This is because a Spanish will is automatically effective in Spain, so it avoids all the complications resulting from to a cross-border probate. This saves a lot of money and stress to family members, as they can deal with matters directly in Spain without having to instruct lawyers in their home jurisdiction.
Our legal department has considerable experience with preparing wills and dealing with inheritances in the event of death. Our advice will be tailored to your specific needs and tax considerations.
VISAS & RELOCATING TO SPAIN
Our legal department can advise on all matters relating to visas and relocating to Spain, including:
- Obtaining an NIE (national identity number for foreign nationals in Spain).
- Residency for EU nationals
- Visas and residency permits for non-EU nationals via the Golden Visa, as well as investor and non-investor visa schemes.
- Setting up a Spanish company and business.
- Tax filings and cross-border tax implications.
- Importing vehicles.
- Securing the residency of family members.
- Obtaining Spanish citizenship.
It is your choice
If you already have a lawyer of your trust, it is no problem at all if you instruct him. If so, our legal department can provide all the necessary assistance and documentation. Alternatively, we can recommend a trustworthy law firm (we know local lawyers fluent in all European languages).
Peace of mind
Whether you are buying or selling a property in Spain, our lawyers can provide guidance on all legal and tax matters, as well as a comprehensive service which is tailored your needs as an intentional client.
We make sure that no issues are overlooked at all stages of the process. In essence, we take care of all complexities each step of the way, to ensure that your objectives are achieved without any complications.
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Their agents' experience really made all the difference. We are very happy withtheir services.
Oscar Ernesto Bornico
We are a law firm in Costa del Sol, and we met the people of Golden Properties, very professional and customer service oriented, highly recommended.
Very Professional Service. Trustworthy, impartial, honest, nothing is too much for this company. Great advice. We are British buyers who are more than happy ..... Thank You Golden Properties.
Frederic Wilbray Adesso
Surpris par l'efficacité de cette agence en Espagne,
des agents bilingües, une attention très particulière, on est comme chez nous.
Excellents professionnels, je les recommande 100%.
Urb. los Castillos, 1, 29692 Manilva, Málaga, España