Category: Legal

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Posted in: Civil, Family, Legal

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) in the UK is a legal document that lets a person ‘donor’…

Pleading Guilty in Spain – Don’t ! (Without Advice)

Pleading Guilty in Spain – Don’t ! (Without Advice)

Posted in: Legal

We have seen many clients, who having been arrested for criminal charges, pleaded guilty. Pleading guilty in Spain, please don’t without advice. Some people were…

Stamp Duty Reduced by Supreme Court

Stamp Duty Reduced by Supreme Court

Posted in: Legal

Stamp Duty reduced by the Supreme Court on changes of ownership following a Supreme Court Ruling Madrid 377/2019 of the 20th March 2019. Changes of…

Buying A Property in My Children’s Names (Minors)

Buying A Property in My Children’s Names (Minors)

Posted in: Legal

From time to time, we are approached by clients saying about buying a property in my children’s names? Or partly in their names. But they…

Recognition of Foreign Judgements

Recognition of Foreign Judgements

Posted in: Legal

The recognition of foreign judgements in Spain is a process called exequátur. This originates from French law and is a Latin word. It used to…

Court Process in Spain

Court Process in Spain

Posted in: Legal

How does the Court process in Spain work? Many people do not realise that the Court Process in Spain is not the same as in…

Car Hire Fraud/Scams

Car Hire Fraud/Scams

Posted in: Legal

Recently on the N332 Guardia Civil website there have been an incredible number of messages regarding car hire fraud from people “scammed” or tricked by…

How to Avoid Expensive Inheritance Tax (Donation)

How to Avoid Expensive Inheritance Tax (Donation)

Posted in: Legal

Inheritance or Donation? We have had a number of people approach us in the last year to deal with donating their properties to their adult…

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Posted in: Civil, Legal

We frequently have clients approach our lawyers here in Punta Prima having only just discovered our firm’s litigation experience . They sometimes feel that all…

Construction Problems

Construction Problems

Posted in: Legal

A number of clients approach us with construction problems relating to their property in Torrevieja or Orihuela Costa. They usually contact the builder first, and…

Guarantees on First Demand

Guarantees on First Demand

Posted in: Civil, Legal

Many clients are aware that debts are sometimes covered by guarantees. Bank guarantees are probably the most familiar type of guarantees. These protect payments for…

Example of Our Problem Solving Abilities

Example of Our Problem Solving Abilities

Posted in: Case studies, Legal

Just over a year ago we were approached by a few friends that owned a property in the South of Spain. They wanted to change…

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Posted in: Legal, Wills

On March 8th, a new Law 8/2018 was approved in Spain. This comes into force on the 12th May 2019. As of this date, all…

News on Plusvalía (Municipal) Tax

News on Plusvalía (Municipal) Tax

Posted in: Taxes

There has been a very recent Supreme Court Judgement at the end of March on plusvalía tax. This is because it has been under appeal…

New Regs. Simplifying Circulation of Public Docs.

New Regs. Simplifying Circulation of Public Docs.

Posted in: Legal

Citizens living in another country often have to present a document from their own country to the authorities of the country where they live. If…