Property compulsory purchase orders in Spain

With the news of a new rail line possibly going through Ronda’s celebrated tourist valley, Antonio Flores looks at what happens when a compulsory purchase order – or the ‘Mugabe school’ of land distribution - falls on your home

Spanish properties sold to foreigners increase by 24.7%

Statistics from the Ministry of Public Transactions show property sales to foreigners in Spain experienced an increase of 24.7% in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year

Junta to regulate thousands of illegal Andalucia properties

President Grinan said decree will 'probably' be passed on January 10

A spring clean for the housing market?

Lesley McEwan, of Cadiz Casa, explains how, while Spain’s new leader is unlikely to achieve much, new mortgage products might help... but be prepared to haggle!

How to handle Spain’s Hacienda

In a bid to raise much needed funds the Inland Revenue is making new demands on foreign property owners, writes Antonio Flores

Holiday rental property market trends

Make it desirable, make it affordable and market it properly and you have a good chance of making some money out of your holiday home investment

The Spanish Government has a short memory

Push to attract fresh investment in the Spanish property market is coming at the expense of solving the problems that have made it necessary

Spain’s equity release time bomb

Olive Press’ new legal eagle Antonio Flores on the defrauding of thousands of pensioners via a scheme to release capital from their homes

A Gallic tussle as France overtakes Spain as most popular place to buy for Britons

Spain still most popular place to rent at least for Britons, according to report

Roadworks leave expat in Spain homeless

Graham Mullis has been left out of pocket after Compulsory Purchase Order was served on ‘dream’ home

Expat goes up against Denmark’s biggest bank in a bid to save his Malaga home

Scottish expat takes Danske Bank to court over an equity release scheme that now threatens to leave him penniless

Pilot property scheme could encourage buyers back to Spain

Ingenious cross-border purchasing scheme could bring buyers back to the market

Make all the right moves when buying in Spain

A new series of guides are available to help you in the often complicated process

Spanish ‘property roadshow’ fury

Minister insists Spain will not help 'one per cent' of expats with problems

Protecting our patrimony

Jon Clarke talks to Osuna builder Monolo Sanchez who has spent nearly three decades renovating the Campina’s key buildings

Spain’s property roadshow outrage

MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the official property roadshow promoting Spain’s million-plus empty properties abroad

New home listing site for Spain

Expats looking to promote their holiday home in Spain and Portugal can add their property to a new directory website

Spanish property roadshow

Government on European tour ‘to promote’ Spain’s million-plus empty homes

The bottom is bottoming out – in Spain, at least

Prices at the bottom of the market are dropping faster in Britain than in Spain

Further fight for homeowners in Spain

Judges and consumer groups unite to fight 150 year old mortgage law

Don’t trust the politicians!

After the authorities legalised 11,000 homes with the swish of a pen in the Axarquia, lawyer Adolfo Martos Gross offers a stern warning on building on rustic land

Rental prices plummet in Marbella

A two-bed apartment in the town will now rent for what was previously the price of a small studio

‘Illegal’ Spanish homes to be legalised

The Junta is set to legalise thousands of 'illegal' homes

EU probes Spanish demolition orders

...as Spain tries to encourage British buyers back to the country

Green light for Libeskind eco-villas

World Trade Centre architect launches green home project on the Costa del Sol

Property market rises… but not on the Costa del Sol

Spanish home market is at last showing good signs of recovery