Property conveyance in Spain explained:
When purchasing a property in Spain, it is very important to make sure you are represented by a qualified solicitor. In Spain, debts are attached to the property and registered at the local land registry, so it is highly advisable to contract a solicitor to ensure the property is free of debts and encumbrances prior to purchase. It is also very important to ensure there are no unregistered buildings attached to the property and your legal representative will be responsible for this.
The property purchase itself is also a complicated procedure, the taxes payable upon completion have to be calculated exactly and payments prepared, the notary has to be in possession of the necessary paperwork prior to signing and often existing mortgage have to be cancelled etc. Although it is not a legal requirement to contract a lawyer, it is highly unadvisable to use anyone but a qualified Spanish solicitor for these procedures.
Your Spanish legal representative will be your spokesperson, negotiator and safety net, so it is important to use someone you trust. Our highly qualified legal team offers a complete conveyance service that you can depend on.
For more information, please contact us and one of our multilingual staff members will be happy to help you.