Friday, March 5, 2021

Adam Neale discusses Plusvalia and how land is valued and taxed in Spain

It is important to note that the tax is only applied to the value of the land, and not to the property on it

Why getting an energy efficiency certificate for your property is essential

Owners are required to contract a registered technician to produce a report

Property insider: House contracts in Spain

How to ensure you obtain a secure deposit and contract when buying a house in Spain

VAT law of the land

Part two of our series on the tax implications of buying, selling and developing urban land in Spain

No more capital gains on losses

Justice will prevail in Spain after all, but only for the very patient

New law in Spain offers fewer safeguards for off-plan property buyers

Changes that come into effect from January 1, 2016, leave consumers at much greater risk of financial losses. Only banks and insurers look set to benefit

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 2

IN my previous column, we covered the two taxes vendors have to pay upon the sale of property. While the first of these, municipal...

How does income tax for non-resident homeowners in Spain work?

IF you are a foreign citizen but a non-resident homeowner in Spain there is a tax that applies to you: Non-Resident Income Tax. In...

To buy or not to buy (property in Spain through a company)

Three considerations are most often cited as considerations for buying a property through a company in Spain: privacy, tax mitigation, and succession

All that glitters is not gold: take care when buying new build property in Spain

MAGPIE buyers are always tempted by the sheen of new-build properties, but in reality such homes often offer a lot less than...

Whether a resident or second home owner, here are some things you may wish to consider while Spain’s COVID-19...

The property market has almost immediately stagnated and is likely to experience significant upheaval

Coronavirus will rip a few roof tiles off Spain’s property market but it’s resilient enough to escape structural damage,...

CORONAVIRUS AND ADVICE FOR SELLERS A crisis always creates opportunities. For real-estate buyers, this can be good news. For...

Is anybody in there?

Adam Neale says that from his own experience and the latest research there may not be as many empty homes on the Costa as some may think

Why foreign investors keep the property market booming but don’t want new builds

Interest in the property market is at an all-time high with foreign investors, but it seems they’re not interested in new builds, writes Adam Neale

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 2

The process, and costs, of going from having a piece of land to the plans for your new home

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 1

Having recently looked at buying and selling a property in Spain, here's the first part of a short guide to buying land to build your own home...

Thinking of buying off plan in Spain? Terra Meridiana tells you everything you need to know

In the previous decade it was very common to work with insurers not authorised to operate in Spain

Expect Spain’s property prices to plateau and ‘sustainable’ to become the buzzword for buyers, writes Adam Neale

The market’s appetite for sleek white villas and apartments appears to be slowly cooling but homebuyers continue to look for innovations in style, comfort, economy and, in particular, sustainability

ON THE UP: Why are property prices in Marbella still rising?

WHEN the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, homeowners and property developers braced themselves for a drop in housing values, but in the end...

Politics aside, Andalucia’s new right-wing coalition is good news for taxpayers, writes Adam Neale

The change in direction is designed to make Andalucia more attractive to investors, both national and international

WANTED: Real estate professionals in Spain – no knowledge or ethics necessary

REAL estate is arguably the most important economic activity on the Costa del Sol and employs a good deal of its working population. A...

Property is a safe house for investors in the time of Spain’s coronavirus crisis, writes agent Adam Neale

AS financial analysts and market experts debate what shape the post-coronavirus economic recovery may follow, drawing on letters like V, U and...

Google Local Reviews in Spain and why you shouldn’t trust them

THE Irish have a saying that goes, ‘if you can’t say anything, say nothing’

Building your dream home in Spain without having a nightmare

If you make good choices and hire good people, building your own home in the sun doesn't have to turn into a bad dream

Bricks under the sun are back on the rise

The market is back on track and Andalucia is still buyers’ favourite spot

New Junta holiday rental rules from May 2016

New Junta rules for tourist accommodation rentals begin in May, but what exactly do they all mean?

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Squatter problems across Spain

There’s been a recent surge in cases regarding squatters in the area since the Coronavirus Pandemic began. It’s a genuine problem with many reports...