Monday, March 8, 2021

Antonio Flores: Legal Problems

Fiddling the bids

Lawyer Antonio Flores looks out for real estate cons at auctions

Financial experts blast Spain’s tax office as a ‘bully’ which turns taxpayers into ‘tax servants’

Many see in the Spanish Tax Office a tyrannical entity intent on extorting wealth from law-abiding citizens

How to get lasting power of attorney in Spain

They are legal documents which allow anyone aged 21 or over ('donor') to appoint one or more people (‘donee’) to act on their behalf as proxy decision maker in the event of lost mental capacity

The invisible man

Columnist Antonio Flores, of Lawbird, on the intricacies of tax-residency in Spain

LOCK THEM UP: Precedent set as dishonest estate agents sentenced to jail

Real estate agents should serve a minimum of two years in prison for defrauding both buyers and sellers

Law in action

Resolution to residency cases in record time gives hope to foreign investors, writes lawyer Antonio Flores

How the EU has ordered Spanish Courts to review compensation for wrongful imprisonment

THE Spanish Constitutional Tribunal has had to accept that people wrongly held in custody should be entitled to state compensation. It comes after it was...

Presidential perks

Antonio Flores asks if presidents of communities of owners can receive remuneration?

Bribery in communities of owners in Spain

According to consumer organisations, 30% of owners communities’ managers are demanding commissions from contractors and supplier companies

Chaos ensues with new laws on Spanish mortgage loans, writes Lawbird’s Antonio Flores

Now imagine a foreign buyer who speaks no Spanish and a notary who speaks only Spanish and you have a deal-breaker

Clause for thought

Columnist Antonio Flores on the truth about 'watertight' clauses in Spain

The Podemos path: The Spanish Supreme Court also steers to the Left

Thousands of Spanish consumers probably owe Podemos recognition

How effective is the legislation against squatters in Spain?

The activities of a squatter are not protected by the law

Thousands of life insurance policies could be voided

Supreme Court rules life insurance bond for investment could be declared void

Banc-no Popular: Up to 300,000 Banco Popular shareholders to sue for their lost investment

BACK in 1993, the London-based IBCA rating company, later absorbed by Fitch Ratings Inc., hailed Banco Popular as the most profitable bank in the...

Time for a divorce in Spain?

Antonio Flores, of Lawbird, tackles the tricky questions about ending a marriage

Cautious celebration for Spain’s property market

Spain’s housing market is rallying, but there are still many legal loose ends to be tied, writes Antonio Flores

Where there’s a will…

There’s a new way… as new EU regulations come into play

Buying property in Spain: When the liability falls on the lawyer

Antonio Flores on the importance of a lawyer when purchasing property

Lawyers suing lawyers

Our regular Olive Press legal column by lawyer Antonio Flores

Calling lazy lawyers and legal eagles into question in Spain

Redress against negligent lawyers and their insurers - also applicable to notaries, registrars and procurators - is not new

Legal myths in Spain

IN our previous column, we discussed a number of “law” urban legends believed by both expats and locals. Here we discuss a few more:   Squatters...

A tangle of red tape in Spain’s holiday lettings sector is leading some landlords to take the law into...

Penalties could amount to €3,000 on average (and potentially up to 18k on this specific infringement and a rental ban of up to 6 months)

Balancing privacy with press freedom

Columnist Antonio Flores, of Lawbird in Marbella, on how to keep the balance

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