Property and Legal Advice
Information on buying & selling a property in Spain plus legal advice on the key issues of living and working in the Axarquia
In Holland (Belguim also) clients who want to buy a house use just one agent to do all of the legwork for them. We think that this is a great idea, saving time and energy. Have a read at our coordinated approach to buying houses.
Having decided to begin the process of buying a property abroad, most people start their search via the internet trawling through the many websites operated by lots of different estate agents. This gives prospective buyers a good idea of what's available for sale in their preferred area. The next stage is to make contact with one or more of these agents and to make arrangements to meet up and discuss your particular requirements.
The search for the right property can often be a long exhausting process, full of ups and downs, excitement and sometimes disappointments – and the same can be said from the seller’s perspective as well. So what can we do to make the journey of selling and buying an easier one?
Solutions 4 U is an established office, the proprietor, Julie Wilkins, having been here for more than two decades can offer good advice and reliable and efficient services. We have plenty of experience and a wealth of knowledge to help our customers.
It is essential, particularly if you want to sell your property, that any issues relating to your Escritura, Catastro, IBI and utility bills are resolved as soon as possible.
The Escritura (Title Deed)
states who owns the property and gives a description of the property. Often this is incorrect, even if you used the services of a lawyer when you bought your property!
If you have added anything such as a pool, bedroom, dining room or bathroom, or you have built a storage room or garage, your Escritura must be updated to include these.
This is a straightforward process if you have the necessary building licences for the work.
If you do not and the pool, room or building has been in situ for more than 6 years then it is possible to update your Escritura using a certificate of antiquity which requires: