Nota van de advocaat

Rural holiday accomodation

According to the Spanish Law 20/2002, approved on January 29, 2002, by the Junta de Andalucía regarding Tourism in Rural Areas, if you own a property in the countryside and want to rent it, you must comply with the following conditions:

Taxes in Spain to pay when buying or selling a property

In Andalucia nearly a third of property sales or purchases are carried out by foreigners and the foreign population in Malaga has increased dramatically over the past few years.

If you are considering purchasing or selling a property  then you should be aware that a number of taxes in Spain that have to be paid.

Registering a property for tourist use

From May 11, 2016 all property located in a residential area that is regularly offered through marketing or promotion channels to tourists for rental at a price, (i.e. through travel agencies, mediators or organizing companies, or through any media giving the possibility of making a reservation or booking), is considered housing for tourism use.

Is it mandatory to make a Spanish Will? What are the advantages?

Foreigners who own real estate, bank accounts or any type of asset in Spainprobably have wondered occasionally about whether or not to make a will here in this country. (more…)