Conveyancing in Spain holds some differences when compared to conveyancing all over the world.

These differences include that the drawing up of the initial deed and the witnessing of the signatures can only be accomplished by a public notary.

A notary represents the government by fortifying that state taxes are paid on the completion of a sale.Conveyancing in Spain

The use of a notary in conveyancing in Spain ensures the following checks are executed.

  1. Verifying that a property belongs to the vendor or that he or she has the legal authority to sell it.
  2. Ensuring there are no tenants in the aforementioned property.
  3. Checking that there are no preemptive rights over the property and that any of construction will not adversely affect the value of the environment.
  4. Making sure that the boundaries and measurements of the deed are accurate.
  5. Ensuring that the planning or building permits are in legal order.
  6. If a building is located on a beach-front, you should check that it was approved by the coastal authorities.
  7. A newly completed building must also have a certificate to which certifying the  completion of work in accordance with the building       plans and a license for the first  occupation.
  8. Obtaining the registration number of the property and an extract of the property number.
  9. Obtaining a certificate of no debts from the town hall.

Property contracts in Spain

The initial stage in buying a property is the signing of the contract. A contract can be drawn up between the buyer and the seller.  In terms of conveyance, there are two main types of purchase contract in Spain. A standard purchase contract: which is binding on both parties and involves the payment of a deposit and an option contract: which isn’t a binding purchase contract but a non refundable deposit must be paid.

If you are selling a Spanish property, there are tax implications which need to be considered. Conveyancing in Spain, outlines that properties can be registered in a single name, joint buyer’s name or names of a couple and the names of offspring. However, prior to registering the deed of a home, one must cautiously consider the tax and inheritance consequences for those whose name the deed will be registered. Following completion of the deed, you will be able to calculate whether you are entitled to any tax rebates.

The completion of the deed involves the signing of the deed, transferring legal ownership of a property, payment of the balance of the purchase price and payment’s such as the notary’s fees, taxes and duties. The registration of the deed is one of the most fundamental aspects of the process of conveyancing in Spain.

Moreover, any conveyancing in Spain is finalized by the signing of the deed in the notary’s office wherein the notary has checked that the conditions contained in the contract have been finalized.



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