Saturday, July 4, 2020

Marbella housing fraud scammers arrested across southern Spain

The Marbella-based group of seven ran a complex scam pretending to be intermediaries for property sales

Drones discover Malaga province has more than 4,000 illegal buildings… and counting

MALAGA province has more than 4,000 undeclared buildings, an investigation has revealed.  The General Directorate of Cadastre discovered the haul last year after using drones...

Home and Away is expanding after 25 years of success

WITH over 25 years experience in property management Home and Away is expanding its horizons with a new manager at the helm. Established in 1993,...

Personal data laws in Spain are about to get a lot more complicated

RECENT changes to the Spanish Data Protection Act (Ley de Protección de Datos or “LOPD”) and the ancillary Royal Decree that sets out security...

Ronda property market on the up again

THE Serrania de Ronda property market is finally starting to go up again. After years of flatlining prices and a shortage of clients, the number...

Giant electricity pylons rampaging across the valley vista in Sierra Nevada

WHEN alternative therapist Adrian Wynter rebuilt a cortijo in the Alpujarras mountains, he spared no expense on the design. Bedrooms were rewired to hide...

Rent in Spain’s Estepona almost DOUBLES in six years as locals blast being ‘priced out’ of Costa del Sol...

RENT prices in Estepona have almost doubled in the past six years, new figures have shown.  According to property portal Idealista, a flat in the...

The Pound may be low under Johnson, but for British property owners in Spain, it’s a great time to...

One thing for sure is that travel for the Brits holidaying abroad is going to be quite a shock, with the pound decreasing below the Euro with today’s airport exchange companies!

Convert your Swimming Pool in Spain into a Health Spa, with Salt Water Chlorination!

Based in Javea, Costa Blanca, Aiguanet are experts in the construction of swimming pools, and spas in Spain. They also carry out integral maintenance...

Costa Calida shows continued growth in house prices, but Spain averages are still a THIRD less than 2007

THE Costa Calida saw some of the biggest property price increases last year. Murcia as a region saw an...

COVID-19: Marbella Town Hall initiates path to recovery by allowing thousands of Licenses of First Occupation to be approved...

MARBELLA municipal officials have approved a revolutionary measure that will greatly prop up property sales and short-term rentals, COVID-19 permitting.

‘Revolutionary’ crowding solution proposed to make space on the Rock

Mike Nicholls, managing director of Chesterton, has revealed his estate agents now encourages staff to work from home

Julio Iglesias set to sell palatial pad on Costa del Sol for a staggering €145M

The magnificent finca is the size of almost 55 football pitches and boasts two enormous wineries

Chinese film industry eyes up purchase of Spanish locations

LEADING figures from the Chinese movie industry - dubbed ‘Chinawood’ - are looking to snap up filming locations across Mallorca. ‘Chinawood’ is booming domestically but...

Construction giant to build 700 homes in Mijas in €23 million investment

CONSTRUCTION giant Quabit is investing €23.75 million into 700 homes in Mijas.  The works, some of which are already underway, comprise 148 plots covering 79,000...

IN PICS: British family and Madrid studio restore gorgeous period house in Spain into B&B

The 18th century private home, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the town of Villalba de Los Barros, has been lovingly restored to its former glory

A recent slowdown in growth does not mean doom and gloom for Spain’s property market, writes Tancrede de Pola

SALES figures from March have led some analysts to suggest that Spain’s property market is slowing down. It comes after the third month of this...

Non-resident renting out a property in Spain to tourists? Remember to submit Form 210 before 20th October

Avoid paying fines by declaring your rental income in Spain before the deadlineHow can the Tax Office know if you are renting out a...

Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers, Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, discusses capital gains tax mitigation when selling property in Spain

On selling property in Spain, you are liable for two taxes: plusvalia and capital gains tax (CGT, for short)

British buyers in Spain ‘increase by a staggering 125%’, as Brexit forces people into action

BRITISH buyers in Spain have surged by 125% according to Taylor Wimpey Espana.

80% of hotels in Malaga province to be open in July

HOTELIERS in Malaga have announced their plans to have 80% of hotels in the province open in July.

No need for alarm

Panorama’s annual Property Market report says.

Families forced to rent out office spaces to live in as rent prices soar in Spain hotspot

FAMILIES have taken to living in commercial properties in Barcelona following the price of rent skyrocketing. Last year alone the average rent in the Catalonian...

Interior design – Mixed up VS Minimalist

To kick off a new series on the varied interior styles of the Europeans, style writer Lotti Ander takes a wry look at the...

Norman Foster’s new Madrid opus is so transparent you can barely see it

BRITISH ‘starchitect’ Norman Foster is making his mark in the heart of Madrid with a see-through glass box called Axis. The cube-shaped steel and glass...
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