- Buying, Selling, Transfers & Leases – Complete Spanish Conveyancing – Spain and the Canary Islands
- Claims Against Developers
- Planning Compliance & Legalisation Of Existing Properties
- Distressed, Discounted, Fractional & Timeshare Property Purchases
- Practical Mortgage & Tax Advice For Private Clients & Professional Investors
- Truly Independent Advice
- Litigation against developers & construction companies across Spain
- Suing for damages, lost deposits and bank guarantees
The Spanish property sector continues to evolve and mature, and De Cotta McKenna & Santafé (De Cotta Law) is on hand to be your local, independent legal adviser. For both commercial and private clients, De Cotta Law offers unparalleled, independent property expertise.
Offering up-to-date understanding of the law in Spain, our multi-lingual team is accustomed to effectively and swiftly dealing with all issues concerning property in Andalucia, as well as nationally including the Canary Islands where we maintain an office on Tenerife.
Services include complete conveyancing on property purchases, sales and transfers; distressed property sales & purchases, bank repossessions; licensing; planning compliance & disputes; legalisation of existing properties; in-depth property checks; services for professional & institutional investors; as well as mortgages and bank guarantees.
Whether you are buying from a bank or an agent or privately, you are under no obligation to use the vendor’s legal counsel. You are highly recommended to use us as your independent advisers.
Our expertise is finely-tuned to the needs of private and commercial clients, especially non-residents. Together with our administration team, we are able to take care of every detail.
For example, for customers buying in urban and rural areas we pay particular attention to verifying planning requirements & compliance and that no debts are held against the property so that title is fully secured.
For customers buying off-plan or properties under construction we negotiate staged payments to ensure that the purchaser is always protected by the appropriate guarantees.
We also act for clients wishing to claim against developers that have defaulted on agreed delivery of a property.
You can look to us too, for practical from advice on mortgages & tax matters to taking care of day-to-day issues such as the transfer mains services. After the purchase we also act as your fiscal representatives to ensure the correct property taxes are paid for non-resident individuals or companies.
Rentals, leases and all types of tenancy whether commercial or private are skilfully and knowledgeably executed by our English and Spanish lawyers offering you the best protection.
SPANISH MORTGAGE CLAIMS : Following a judgment of the European Court of Justice on 21st December 2016 you may be able to claim compensation from your bank if you have a mortgage containing a “floor clause” which has been held … Continued
A decision of the Malaga administrative courts may have set a precedent for thousands of vendors in Andalucia who sold their properties for less than the purchase price. The local Town Hall tax – plusvalía – has been charged on … Continued
Income earned on the rental of holiday properties in Spain has to be declared to Hacienda, the tax authority. The rate is now 19% but importantly there are a number of expenses that can be set off against the income. These … Continued
In Spain it is possible to obtain court injunctions where there is evidence that a neighbour is building on part of your property or building without a licence and the construction affects your property rights. For example, if you live … Continued
We are pleased to say that our clients are now receiving registration numbers issued by the Junta de Andalucia for Holiday Rental properties. The registration document provides a VFT number (Viviendas con Fines Turísticos) and lists documents that must be … Continued
Buying property off plan in Spain – Protecting buyers The law governing Insurance and Solvency of guarantees of 20/2015 has come into effect to bring more certainty with an insurance/guarantee system to protect buyers of off-plan property. The original law … Continued
On Friday 1 July the Marbella Congress, Fairs y Exhibitions Centre housed the first Congress that dealt with the Law relevant to Tourism. The event was organised by the Malaga Bar Association in collaboration with Marbella Town Hall. The seminar raised … Continued
We can now provide an update on the new law on holiday rentals in Andalucia. This will apply to all individual Urban rental properties and not solely to those owners who have three or more properties. The law will come … Continued
In Andalusia there are a number of properties, mainly private homes, on land not zoned for construction. Typically these properties have been built without a licence or without complying with the parameters of a building licence from a local authority, … Continued
SPANISH PROPERTY RATES – THE CATASTRO All properties in Spain have a rateable value. Rates, or council tax as it is now known in the UK, are locally charged and vary quite substantially with rural areas having much lower rates … Continued
For mortgage advice in Spain please email our financial partner, Fiduciary Wealth Management on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a property to sell? Are you looking for a well priced property in Spain with all the correct paperwork?
Then visit our De Cotta Property web site.