Does the Uber ruling affect online platforms for the sale and/or rental of real estate in Spain?

The recent Preliminary Ruling of 20th December 2017 from the EUCJ (European Union Court of Justice) raises the question of whether the solution of the European court can be applied to other online platforms that intervene in different markets, specifically in the real estate market for the sale and … [Read more...]

5 Questions on the effects of Brexit when buying, owning and selling property in Spain

Will I still have rights to buy and own a property in Spain? Of course yes, your acquisition rights will remain intact. Ownership rights as regulated in our Civil Code are the same regardless of nationality. Will I still have rights to rent it out? Again, of course, rental rights are … [Read more...]

Costaluz won 42 times against banks so far in 2017

CITY COURT BANK / INSURER PROMOTOR DEVELOPMENT ORIHUELA P1 SGR, BBVA, BANCO SABADELL HERRADA DEL TOLLO S.L. SANTA ANA DEL MONTE GRANADA P2 BANCO SABADELL RUDINA MIRADOR DE IZNALLOZ ELCHE P1 BBVA (CATALUNYA BANC SA) BRONCHO PROMOCIONES LA TERCIA … [Read more...]

Our Top Five Cases Against Off-Plan Property Developer’s Banks

We have now won more than 220 cases against Spanish Off-Plan Property Developer's Banks and have sent millions of euros back to our clients, making them happy and achieving good justice in Spain. Victims were those whose off plan purchases failed in Spain after the financial and real estate … [Read more...]

Transfer tax in Spain and how to defend yourself against local tax authority claims

WHAT IS THE TRANSFER TAX? The tax to be paid by you as a property buyer in Spain is called the Transfer Tax. The rate varies from region to region. The taxable amount on which this rate is applied is known as the Tax Value of the … [Read more...]

Renting Your House In Asturias

RENTING YOUR HOUSE IN ASTURIAS If you are a property owner who rents his property at lease once a year , through tourism channels in ASTURIAS: You need to know: The unit cannot be classified as : hotel, tourist apartment, rural house, and tourist lodgings. You provide lodging service for … [Read more...]

First Occupation Licence is ALWAYS Necessary for Off-Plan Property Purchases

First Occupation License is always necessary when completing on your off plan property purchase Notary deeds in Spain.   Whatever regional regulations establishes, as Notaries and Registrars and Constitutional Court in Spain have already set, when interpreting all Acts and regulations … [Read more...]

Land Rental Contract

Today´s star question at the Law Firm: Is it the rental contract of my plot of land ( whose tenant has developed into turning it into a great business) submitted to obligatory by Law clauses or do the free will principle works here? Contract´s deadline is being met on next Septermber 201. Can he … [Read more...]

Problems with Jointly Owned Property in Spain

That problem with the jointly owned property in Spain. Let me tell you… According to provisions 400 et seq of the Civil Code: "No co-owner is obliged to remain in the community, each of them may at any time divide the common thing" If the shared property to be divided is indivisible, either … [Read more...]

Real Estate Easements

BASIC CONCEPTS A real estate easement is a right on another owner´s real estate unit. The content of the right is the possibility of using the estate in a more or less full way. These rights can be established by Law or by the will of parties. Any owner can constitute on his property the … [Read more...]

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