Category: Legal

Litigation – Banks and Insurance Companies

Litigation – Banks and Insurance Companies

Posted in: Legal

We have won many litigation cases against Banks and Insurance companies now, many of them Class Actions. A Class Action or Group Action can be…

Military Certificates or Authorisations

Military Certificates or Authorisations

Posted in: Legal

Update July 2021 – This article now no longer applies to urban land, only rural land or property being purchased by non EU citizens. Please…

Rent to Buy Purchase

Rent to Buy Purchase

Posted in: Case studies, Legal

Sometimes clients are interested in a Rent to Buy option, as opposed to an outright purchase. This may be because they do not have the…

Probates and Inheritances in Spain

Probates and Inheritances in Spain

What happens with Probates and Inheritances in Spain? When someone dies either resident in Spain or non-resident, thinking about probates and inheritances is not a…

Rent To Buy Contract – Is it Worth Considering?

Rent To Buy Contract – Is it Worth Considering?

Posted in: Deeds Issues, Legal

What is a Rent to Buy Contract? Rent to Buy contracts are being mentioned a great deal on social media at the moment in Spain.…

When Can a Timeshare Contract Be Cancelled?

When Can a Timeshare Contract Be Cancelled?

Posted in: Legal

In this area of Spain, the Southern part of the Valencia region, we are not often asked when can a timeshare contract be cancelled. But…

New Rules on Evictions in Spain

New Rules on Evictions in Spain

Posted in: Legal

There have been new rules on eviction in Spain announced by the government over the Christmas period. These came into force and are applicable from…

Derecho De Tanteo y Retracto (Right of First Refusal and Withdrawal)

Derecho De Tanteo y Retracto (Right of First Refusal and Withdrawal)

Posted in: Legal

Right of First Refusal New Law of June 2020 In June 2020, a new regulation came into force in the region of Valencia (Law 6/2020…

Legal Expenses – What to Expect

Legal Expenses – What to Expect

Posted in: Legal

Many clients approach us for a transaction, explain the situation and, of course, wish to know how much the legal expenses – what to expect…

Real Estate Litigation or Claims of Debts – Criminal Action

Real Estate Litigation or Claims of Debts – Criminal Action

Posted in: Criminal Law, Legal

Under Spanish law real estate litigation or claims of debts are a civil matter, normally coming from a breach of contract. We have written on…

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: Civil Law, 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…

Demand Guarantees

Demand Guarantees

Posted in: Civil Law, Legal

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

Dissolution of Joint Ownership

Dissolution of Joint Ownership

Just over a year ago we were approached regarding a dissolution of joint ownership. This is also known as a division of joint tenancy or…

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Posted in: Legal

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…

Regulations Simplifying Circulation of Public Documents

Regulations Simplifying Circulation of Public Documents

Posted in: Legal

There have been new Regulations simplifying circulation of public documents. Citizens living in another country often have to present a document from their own country…