Specialists Articles on Spanish Law

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Improve your property, but legally
Monday, July 30, 2018
Perhaps you've got your eye on a bargain, or it's just time to make some changes to your house in Spain. It's a good time to refurbish property, just make sure that the Town Hall know...
A new urban law that affects rustic properties
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Did you know that even minor home improvements and refurbishments need planning permission in Spain? The town hall must give a licence for work to go ahead or you risk a hefty financial penalty. In...
Meet our notary
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The role of the notary in Spain can be a little confusing to people who are not familiar with the system here. We'd like to introduce you to Doña Tatiana Martín Ruiz, the notary...
Hiking in Spain
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
If you want to go hiking in Spain then you really are spoilt for choice. Spain has 14 national parks, every one of which can be an interesting alternative for a hike. We mention some of these routes...
Obtaining a building permit in Spain
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Many people who buy a property in Spain want to make changes to it. Perhaps they would like an extension, a swimming pool or maybe just to improve the internal layout of their property. It can come...
How to become a Spanish national
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
If you are convinced that Spain is your home and you want to take the next step in showing you belong here, you might want to consider becoming a Spanish national. In this article María...
How to become a resident in Spain
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
If you wish to make Spain your home, how should you go about it? In this article Paloma Paris from our conveyancing department explains the process for members of the EU. You have made the...
Understanding embargoes in Spain
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Like many words, ‘embargo’ has different connotations in Spain to what it does in the UK. For most British people when you talk about an embargo you picture a prohibition from one country...
EU commission rules on floor clauses
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that banks in Spain must return all the interest on mortgages that they have over-charged prior to 2013 as well as after. During the property boom, many Spanish...
Declaring your sources - Money laundering in Spain
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Post Panama, more people are probably aware of the issues around money laundering. In Spain, long gone are the days when few questions were asked about the source of your finance. We explain....