Thursday, June 20, 2019

The price you pay in Spain

In the final part of this series on Costa del Sol property development, we review the fees and taxes a vendor has to pay before starting work, during the build, and at the time of sale

VAT law of the land

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

Buying and selling urban land in Spain

With more and more people looking for building plots to develop property on the Costa del Sol, here's the first article in a series about buyers’ taxes depending on the seller's status

Costa del Century

This month, let's take a trip 100 years back in time to trace the rise of Spain's favourite holiday and second-home destination

Getting Spanish nationality and residency now easier than ever for foreign investors

Spain has introduced new laws and revised existing legislation to streamline processes

Back to the past

Supreme Court leaves Marbella without a plan

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

A tale of two Spanish property markets

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... Now we're living in an interesting time, when two very different real-estate markets exist, like parallel realities, at the same time

Bricks under the sun are back on the rise

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

Holiday renter beware!

If you're planning to rent a property in Spain, or elsewhere, for your holidays this year, it's worth asking a few questions before parting with your money

Buying a new new home in Spain

Purchasing a brand-new or off-plan property in Spain can be more complex, and risky, than buying a resale home, unless you, or your lawyer, ensure you check the details and know your rights, before signing the contract, handing over a deposit, and until you receive the keys

United we stand

For many overseas buyers, purchasing a property in a development in Spain also means joining a community of owners for the first time. Here are some ideas of what you should consider and check before sharing your, and everyone else's, backyard

Forever blowing bubbles

It's not just premium areas on the Costa del Sol that are recovering rapidly. All over Europe, property prices and sales are surging in select spots where demand outstrips supply and where the wealthy want to buy

Property in Spain: The facts behind the figures

The latest data on property sales in Spain shows signs of improvement

The times they have a’ changed

Spain may not have emerged from 'la crisis' yet, but, in prime areas of the Costa del Sol, property is selling faster than it has for years

The ins and out of immigration in Spain

If you're not a Spanish national but want to live in the country for more than 90 days a year, the law requires you to become resident

Is Malaga the new Barcelona?

International airport? Check. High-speed rail line? Check. Mediterranean lifestyle? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Picasso museum? Check. Almost 1,000 kilometres apart, the two cities are closer than they seem

2014: The Spanish property year in figures

OP columnist Adam Neale looks back at the last 12 months in the Spanish real-estate marketplace

Virtually, the same old estate agent’s spiel

Although the internet has changed the property business, just as it has many others, it looks like estate agents will still be around for a while

Legal changes planned for holiday rentals in Spain

At the start of 2015, the Junta de Andalucía aims to pass new legislation to regulate the short-term rental market, raising standards for tourists and requiring owners to register apartments and declare earnings

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure

From the start of next year, changes to Spanish income tax will affect two existing tax breaks, which could prove especially expensive for some vendors

How to avoid lemons in the countryside

If you're looking to buy a property in the country, getting good advice helps keep things sweet

An end, at last, to fighting on the beaches

Property Insider Adam Neale on the new coastal legislation

The right to reside in Spain

Whether you're buying a home from a private owner or a developer in Spain, there's one piece of paper you should always check has been correctly issued... the License of Initial Occupation (Licencia de Primera Ocupación

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

Unwanted complements

Columnist Adam Neale advises expats on how to put up a fight for their rights with property tax
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