Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Friday, August 24, 2012

BRITISH EMBASSY WARNS HOMEOWNERS TO ENSURE THEY RENT PROPERTIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPANISH LAW

03 August 2012: Homeowners who rent out their properties to holidaymakers are being warned they could face huge fines unless they comply Spanish law

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

SPANISH WILLS

Here you may find usefull advice, hints, tips and lots of info. regarding wills

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CHECKING ALL YOUR SPANISH PROPERTY DOCUMENTATION

Foreign property owners often do not realize that they haven´t got all the right documents for their property until they come to sell ... so why wait until the last minute to check through your papers.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

INHERITANCE MATTERS AND DEATH DUTIES FOR NON-RESIDENTS

10 simple steps to avoid legal problems in Spain.

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

HOLIDAY RENTALS IN THE CANARY ISLES QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Since the publication of Law 7/1995 of 6th April, this matter has aroused a great deal of controversy among apartment owners in tourist areas throughout the Canary Isles.

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CAPITAL GAINS FOR NON-RESIDENTS FOLLOWING THE SALE OF PROPERTY IN SPAIN. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Questions and answers for the most common queries.

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99,9% TAX EXEMPTION ON INHERITANCE TAX & DONATION (GIFT) TAX IN CANARY ISLANDS

New Law 14/2007 - 27th December - From 1st January 2008 parents may gift any property in the Canary Islands to their children and benefit from a 99,9% tax exemption. The said exemption is applicable to all donations (gifts) of real estate property situated in Canary Islands.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

THE LIVING WILL

New legislation has been passed in the Canary Isles (Decree 13/2006 dated 8th February - B.O.C. 43, 2.3.2006) regarding living wills (testamento vital).

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

BUYING PROPERTY IN SPAIN: TO DO LIST

Essential advice on buying property in Spain. The article that you cannot miss.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

WHAT IS AN NIE (TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)

A NEW LAW has been enacted in November 2006 - Law 36/2006 dated 29th November. From 1st December no property purchase can be registered in the land Registry office without the NIE of all the parties concerned in a property transaction.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

COMMON PITFALLS WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS IN SPAIN

Some of the situations described below may seem pretty obvious for you but you would be surprised of how many foreign investors fall into these common pitfalls

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Monday, February 02, 2009

THE VIRTUAL OFFICE OF CADASTRE (OVC).

The Spanish cadastre is an administrative register with a fiscal origin, created as a data bank to be accessed both by Public Administrations (national, regional, local) and citizens. As an inventory of real estate, it contains physical information (surfaces, location, use, shape, boundaries, cartographic representation, crops and forest use, type and quality of constructions, etc.), legal information (identification of holders or owners: name, national identification number, address, etc.) and economic information (cadastral values of land and buildings, valuation criteria). This cadastral bank includes detailed information of more than 32 million urban properties, more than 40 million rural properties and more than 27 million cadastral owners. https://ovc.catastro.meh.es/CYCBienInmueble/OVCConsultaBI.htm

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