Buying a property in Spain can be an overwhelming, time-consuming administrative process. Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from one owner to another. The process generally requires an administrative representative who acts on behalf of the buyer to ensure their client receives the title deeds to the property and the land it sits on. Conveyancing encapsulates the entirety of the legal and administrative work required to ensure a property purchase is valid under Spanish law. Via our legal partner we can deliver this entire process on your behalf saving you time and money not to mention all the associated stress and hassle.
Spanish NIE Number
NIE is translated as the Foreigner’s Identification Number (or Número de Identificación de Extranjero, NIE number). The NIE number is a legal number that is assigned by the Spanish National Police to foreign residents who do not have Spanish citizenship. This number is unique to each individual and is valid throughout their lifetime. It is required to allow foreign nationals to be able to carry out legal activities in Spain.
Spanish Will and Testament
During times of bereavement your family and friends can go through an incredible amount of stress and pain. If you own a property in Spain it is highly recommended to make a Spanish will. By doing this you could save the beneficiaries of your estate from the time, money and distress that may be involved in administering an estate in Spain where no Spanish will exists.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a mandate in writing which is signed off officially by a public notary. It is executed as a deed by the donor (person authorising the power of attorney) in favour of a third party (attorney). A Spanish power of attorney normally enables the donor broad powers to deal with each specific transaction. As an example, a power of attorney for the purchase of property will often include clauses allowing the attorney to open, close and operate bank accounts, set up direct debits, make payments for the account, arrange utility contracts and payments, pay taxes, submit forms and send and receive notifications to and from different authorities.
There are 2 options to obtain a POA. If you are in Spain, we can organise this through a local notary, alternatively this can be arranged through a local notary back in your home country.