Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus

Property Law News

Buying a Greenbelt Property in Spain

Buying a Greenbelt Property in Spain

An architect’s report will specify whether, according to local bylaws and planning regulations, there is any possibility that a works licence will be conceeded

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

Many property purchasers in the Valencia Region may be able to claim against an illegal tax demand made by the Valencia Tax Agency

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Landlords: VAT must be charged if tenant carries-on business activity

Landlords: VAT must be charged if tenant carries-on business activity

if your tenant decides to begin carrying-out a business activity in the rented property. In this case , you have the obligation to deduct VAT and then make the corresponding quarterly VAT declarations to the Spanish Tax Office.

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
New Legal Requirement to Register Holiday Homes in Andalucia

New Legal Requirement to Register Holiday Homes in Andalucia

The Decree provides that inspections will take place and that the owners of any property in which this activity is taking place, and that is not registered, will be liable to a fine of between 2001 € to 18,000 €.

March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Important Issues when signing a Residential Lease in Spain

Important Issues when signing a Residential Lease in Spain

Contract duration: this varies according to whether the contract relates to a holiday rental or long-term.

March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Tenants: Ensure the Return of your Deposit when your lease ends

Tenants: Ensure the Return of your Deposit when your lease ends

Some tips for Tenants on how to avoid problems with the return of their deposit when leaving a Rented Property in Spain.

March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Tax Implications of Property Distribution in Spain following Divorce

Tax Implications of Property Distribution in Spain following Divorce

for the tax benefits available and the simplicity of the subsequent registration procedure, such agreements should be clearly incorporated into the Divorce Agreement

February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Potential Pitfalls of buying an old property in Spain

Potential Pitfalls of buying an old property in Spain

Many properties from the beginning of the 20th century do not follow the current legal system. For example, some of them do not even comply with the urban development plan

February 26, 2016 0 Comments
All You Need to Know About…Taxes & Costs When Buying or Selling Property in Spain

All You Need to Know About…Taxes & Costs When Buying or Selling Property in Spain

For EU citizens, only the costs that are directly related to the generation of the rental income are deductible (e.g. agents fees, cleaning, laundry, repairs and maintenance).

February 25, 2016 0 Comments

Get the myAdvocate Spain Newsletter

Family Law News

Reduction of Child Support & Alimony Agreements in Spain

Reduction of Child Support & Alimony Agreements in Spain

Conscious of the difficult financial situation in which many people find themselves, judges are nowadays prepared to permit somewhat surprising reductions in child maintenance and alimony provisions, previously agreed by the parents of the child or awarded by the court.

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Child Custody & Visitation Rights in Spain

Child Custody & Visitation Rights in Spain

How can a property in Spain, owned by a non-resident couple who have divorced in their country of origin, have the title transferred to the spouse who is to retain ownership, and what are the taxation implications?

March 31, 2016 0 Comments
On Seeking Increases in Child Maintenance Payments

On Seeking Increases in Child Maintenance Payments

A strategy that may be employed by the non-custodial parent is to make the proceedings last as long as possible… in an effort to increase the chances of reaching an early agreement that is more advantageous to their side.

October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Is a Divorce Agreement, signed by the Spouses but not ratified in Court, still enforceable?

Is a Divorce Agreement, signed by the Spouses but not ratified in Court, still enforceable?

In some cases, in my opinion, it might be maintained that it would be possible to enforce terms of a separation when the spouses have decided to live apart and have agreed verbally such terms as, for example, child maintenance payments.

October 28, 2015 0 Comments

Inheritance Law News

Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

Tax Demands sent by the Valencia Tax Authority likely Illegal

Many property purchasers in the Valencia Region may be able to claim against an illegal tax demand made by the Valencia Tax Agency

April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Changes to Spanish Inheritance Tax for Non-Residents

Changes to Spanish Inheritance Tax for Non-Residents

if the deceased was not resident in Spain , heirs not resident in Spain can apply the rules of the Autonomous Community in which the majority value of their assets are located. If the heirs are resident in Spain , the rules of the Autonomous Community where they reside shall apply.

March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Changes to Inheritance tax in Galicia in 2016

Changes to Inheritance tax in Galicia in 2016

The president of the Galician government, announced in October 2015 that inheritances with a value up to 400.000 euros will be exempt from tax from 1 January 2016.

March 31, 2016 0 Comments

Tax & Business News

Companies Liabilities for Employee’s Criminal Actions in Spain

Companies Liabilities for Employee’s Criminal Actions in Spain

Following reforms carried out to the Spanish Penal Code in 2010 and 2015 corporations may now be liable for the actions of their employees.

April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Changes in European Trademarks’ Regulations

Changes in European Trademarks’ Regulations

In general terms, the modified regulation confers more rights to the owners of EU trademarkas in order to prevent that trademark being counterfeited…

February 28, 2016 0 Comments
The legal regulations for B&B’s and Holiday Homes in Spain

The legal regulations for B&B’s and Holiday Homes in Spain

While many people who visit Spain would love to stay, it can be difficult to find employment, like they would in their country of origin, as a result of language difficulties and a stagnant local jobs market. As a result, many take the opportunity to set-up a business, often for the first time, and taking […]

November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Relocating Employees to Madrid

Relocating Employees to Madrid

Relocating an employee to live in another country is now a commonplace requirement for any international company, while individuals also seek worldwide job opportunities. Moving an employee to Madrid represents a number of particular challenges, particularly with language but also culture.

November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Setting-up a Diving Business in Spain

Setting-up a Diving Business in Spain

setting-up a diving business requires compliance with a number of national and regional laws. This is quite a complex matter…

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
Tax implications of making a ‘gift’ of your UK property assets

Tax implications of making a ‘gift’ of your UK property assets

For anyone resident in Spain there are certain considerations to take into account if you want to make a ‘gift’ to a family member or indeed any other individual, of a property you own, that is located outside Spain.

May 14, 2015 0 Comments

General Law

Buying a Car in Spain to Export

Buying a Car in Spain to Export

Buying a Car in Spain to Export Nowadays, buying a vehicle in Spain, second hand or classic (defined as a car  at least 25 years old) , in order to transfer it abroad can be a great option. Especially classic cars, whose prices are very accessible in the international market due to the delicate Spanish […]

February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Breathalyser Tests in Spain

Breathalyser Tests in Spain

There are two types of breathalyser used by the police in Spain – one is a mobile design, used by the Police when out on patrol. It is more rudimentary and less precise than the larger version that is used in Police Stations.

January 29, 2016 0 Comments
Supreme Court Decides What Makes a Loan Unfair

Supreme Court Decides What Makes a Loan Unfair

A judgment by the Spanish Supreme Court, of the 25th of November, 2015, has invalidated as ‘usurious’ a contract for ‘revolving credit’ offered by a finance company that provided access to ‘Fast Loans’ with interest rates up to 24.6% APR (Annual Percentage Rate).

January 29, 2016 0 Comments