- 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.
It has come to our attention that someone claiming to have a previous connection to De Cotta Law has been contacting property owners in the Costa del Sol. If you receive such a correspondence, do not reply, do not send any documents and notify us.
De Cotta Law remains vigilant in respect of cyber fraud and identity fraud which is sadly becoming more prevalent.
Squatters & Illegal Occupation of property
The law on illegal occupation of property was changed in 2020 in an effort to give better protection to property owners. Unfortunately, while some of the changes have improved the position, once squatters have been in possession for some time
Non lucrative Visas to live in Spain
For British nationals who wish to reside in Spain there are two main options. Non-Lucrative visa (“NLV”) is mainly aimed at those who are retired, although being retired is not a condition for applying. A Golden visa (“GV”) is for
More good reasons to buy property in Andalucia & the Canary Islands
The regional government of Andalucia has just approved a Decree removing Wealth tax which was payable by those individuals with assets of 700.000€ (non-residents for Spanish assets) or 1.000.000€ for residents on their worldwide estate. This would be attractive to
I am a British resident and I own Spanish property. Should I gift it to my children during my lifetime?
If you gift Spanish property to your children then there are various things that one needs to think about. What tax you will pay tends to be at the top of one´s list. As a Spanish non tax resident, regardless of
Whether you live in Spain full time or part time you may be liable to pay tax in Spain. The primary test for Spanish tax residency is spending 183 days or more living in Spain per calendar year. Even if
Major changes to Spanish Town Hall taxes on sales and inheritance – plus valia
Making the property market even more interesting in Spain is a major change to the local taxes normally payable by vendors or inheritors of property – the plus valia – or local capital gains improvement tax. The varying rates charged
The Golden Visa – invest in property in Spain for Schengen residency in Europe
For British and non EU applicants the Golden Visa offers the possibility of acquiring a Spanish residency visa. The Law 14/2013 is designed to encourage investment in Spain and rewards property investors as well as entrepreneurs. The law states that
Property purchase tax reductions in Andalucia
We are pleased to report that the Andalucian regional government has approved a law coming into force today Decree law 7/2021 of 27th April reducing taxes on the purchase of property in the region. With the plans to ease travel
BREXIT & RUSTIC LAND IN THE CANARY ISLANDS
From 1st January 2021 British citizens who wish to buy rustic land in the Canary Islands must obtain a military authorisation, this is also applicable to some urban properties according to Law 8/1975 and Royal Decree 689/1978 that developed this
Commercial property rentals – Update
The Royal Decree-Law 35/2020 has established the possibility for small and medium-sized enterprises and self-employed workers in Spain to request a rent deferral or a 50% rent reduction before 31/01/2021, if no agreement has been reached between the parties and
For mortgage advice in Spain please email our financial partner, Fiduciary Wealth Management on [email protected]
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.