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How to reclaim the deposit after signing a purchase contract

We have recently been asked by a few clients about how they can get their cash back if they are not interested in the purchase of a property, after the private contract has been signed. Before signing any contract you should have your lawyer look at it and make sure...

Selling your property – Legal considerations and tax issues

Article updated to the new 2010 tax regulations At this time of economical unrest many people are trying to sell their second homes or holiday homes and in Spain and as in most places the procedure is complicated.  You should be aware of the legal considerations and...

Urban Disciplinary file

Working on your property without a license or doing work on a property which is not included in the license can have serious consequences. There are two kinds of urban disciplinary case files which are either for fines or legalisation. The legalisation file is where...

House rental in Spain

Renting a property for a short period of time when you first come to Spain is one of the best options as it gives you the chance to get familiarise yourselves with the country, its people, the climate and customs before you decide whether you would like to have a...

Property Purchase in Spain

In my first article in The Property Gazette I have been asked to write about the process of buying a property in Spain. I am aware that there have been many other articles about this subject, so I will try to highlight the differences between the process in Spain and...