There have been a lot of harbingers of doom about Brexit and British citizens buying property and moving to Spain. However, on re-reading the Joint Report of the UK Government and the European commission of 8th December 2017 it is clear that for those thinking of buying or renting property and living in Spain before Brexit, some of the most important rights have been secured.
“This agreement guarantees that your rights as residents in the EU will be protected in the Withdrawal Agreement, so you can have certainty that you will be able to receive healthcare rights, pension and other benefits provisions as you do today. You can also benefit from existing rules for past and future social security contributions. Furthermore, we have agreed that close family members will be able to join you in the Member State where you live, after the UK has left.”
This includes partners, Civil partners, grandparents and others. It may well prove to be a mistake to take the wait-and-see approach if you are considering moving to live permanently in Spain, or indeed to set up a business or become an employee. For the retired, the major concern has been reciprocal rights on healthcare, so again it would be better to make your move prior to the final stages of Brexit. For more advice or a consultation call us now and speak to an English speaking lawyer about your property purchase and legal issues such as Wills and Inheritance
For all the information you need on buying or renting property now, contact us on [email protected] or call 95 293 1781.
We are holding a series of Free Consultation Open Days at our offices in Nerja – 18th April, Mijas Costa -25th April and Coín – 26th April. Contact us for further information on [email protected] or call 952 527014.