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The Spanish Notary
Monday, October 22, 2012
Not all countries have a notary to verify documents as they do in Spain. Here the Spanish notary is a very much respected individual whose office carries a clearly recognised ‘Notary’ sign and who...
Not quite perfect. Dealing with defects.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
What happens when your dream home in Spain turns out to be not quite as perfect as you thought at first? What can you do when you spot defects in your new Spanish property? The good news is that...
High Spanish water bills
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Burst water pipes  are a winter-hazard in northern Europe.  But surely we shouldn’t be troubled with the prospect of burst pipes in the heat and humidity of Spain?  Don’t be too sure. This is an...
Road rage and Spanish roundabouts
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Once of the riskiest aspects of driving in Spain is negotiating Spanish roundabouts. It’s perhaps particularly confusing when the roundabout is on a dual carriageway. What baffles many used to...
The official Spanish 'Boletin'
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
There are many ways in which you can be informed if you have broken the law, missed a payment or done something else that breaks a country's rules and regulations. Recorded delivery, phone calls,...
The autonomous regions of Spain
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It can be difficult for the newly arrived in Spain to get to grips with the number of different laws and what can seem to be a never-ending battle with bureaucracy here. The arrangements for many...
Taking care of your credit cards in Spain
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The main message is to prevent your credit cards being stolen in Spain in the first place. Take precautions, be vigilant and apply some common sense measures and it is unlikely that you will have...
Making Spanish Wills
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Why is it important? We recommend to all our clients that at some point they make a will in Spain.  A will made in your home country can cover all your world wide belongings, including any you have...
Resident taxes in Spain
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I am resident in Spain. What should I be paying? If you are resident in Spain you have to pay two types of taxes each year: Local Taxes (Council Tax, IBI) These taxes are paid directly to your...
Council Tax in Spain
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Spanish Council Tax is applicable to resident and non-resident property owners. Calculated on the rateable value of the property (valor catastral), Council Tax is applicable to resident and non-...

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