Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A decade of litigation

To celebrate with the Olive Press special tenth anniversary, Antonio Flores of Lawbird picks out his Top Ten Legal cases

Law and order: Rental agreements on foreclosed properties

Columnist Antonio Flores' advice on renting foreclosed properties

Ten key facts on Spanish tax residency status

These ten points will help clarify the basis of tax residency status

BEWARE: What expats need to know about investment funds in Spain

THE collapse of Continental Wealth Management, an Alicante-based advisory firm, has left tens - possibly hundreds - of investors worried sick.   CWM was not...

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

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

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

Olive Press columnist Antonio Flores of Lawbird gives the latest on inheritance tax

Crying out for clarity

Lawyer Antonio Flores delves into the murky world of inheritance tax and how it affects expats

Spanish police protocols

Olive Press columnist Antonio Flores, of Lawbird, explores Spanish police warrants

Fail to declare your rental income at your peril

"Fines for not declaring rented income range from 50% to 150% of the unpaid tax"

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

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...

How easy is it to sell your off-plan pad before it’s finished?

Columnist Antonio Flores explains why many off-plan buyers are finding that there is now a market to sell on their contracts before they get the keys to the properties.

How effective is the legislation against squatters in Spain?

The activities of a squatter are not protected by the law

No hiding place?

When community fee debts from Spain come knocking on your door in Britain...

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...

Let’s be friends: Lawyers and opposing counsel

How good relations with opposing counsel can be advantageous

The trouble with aggressive advertising

Antonio Flores discusses which advertising clauses you can and can’t get away with

Thousands of life insurance policies could be voided

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

A dying business

Changes to EU inheritance law simplified by Antonio Flores

Where there’s a will…

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