property laws are different from other European countries, and we strongly advise
all foreign property buyers in Spain to find the service of a reputable law
firm with experience in the property market.
Many lawyers, especially in tourist areas, offer bilingual legal services or, if the lawyers themselves cannot speak English, German, French etc., they include a Spanish translator as part of their services as well as translation of documents from Spanish to your mother language.
Some estate agents offer their clients using their own Spanish solicitors, and even though you may be recommended to choose this option, please do not forget to make sure that this lawyer is an independent one that represents your interests in Spain and not the Real Estate Agents´.
The Spanish term for a company of lawyers or solicitors is Bufete de Abogados. Many Spanish consultancy companies, asesorías, offer a combination of legal services and financial services (tax declarations, plusvalía...).
you can, try to use the services of a company recommended to you by someone. Try
ringing your local consulate to see if they can recommend a company. Depending
on whereabouts in Spain you are buying a house, we may be able to recommend reputable,
bilingual (Spanish-English) lawyers. Write
to us for further information. See also lawyers'
prices in Spain.
|Other useful links|
|Latest news on the property market in Spain Selection of news articles related to the real estate market here.|
|Mortgages in Spain, a brief introduction to the Spanish mortgage market, how it works and interest rates in Spain|
|Spanish banks, before applying for a mortgage, find out more about Spain's most popular banks and Spanish savings banks.|
|Property taxes in Spain, description of taxes involved in purchasing property and yearly property taxes in Spain.|
|Useful Spanish vocab for buying a house - you should learn at least the basic terms. Check out our pronunciation guide too.|
|Renting property in Spain - if you want to buy to rent, then read this section and our free notice board of property to rent in Spain.|
|Spanish lawyers - information on lawyers fees in Spain for property transactions|
|Houses for sale in Spain - take a look at the kind of houses available. Or check out our free Spain property for sale board.|