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

Overseas Tax Amnesty


Alex Radford, of English Speaking Lawyers, DeCotta McKenna y Santafé, highlights recent tax changes:

Overseas Tax Amnesty – The Offshore Disclosure Facility
The ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into undeclared interest on offshore bank accounts has taken a new turn. The HMRC are now proposing an amnesty to those who have evaded tax on interest on offshore bank accounts that would encourage them to come forward and admit the error of their ways.

Landlords Beware


The legal provisions on renting property Spain are contained in the “1994 Urban Renting Act “(Ley de arrendamientos Urbanos de 1994), which applies to rental contracts dated from January 1st 1995 onwards. One of the most important provisions contained in this legislation is the tenant’s right to buy.

Should the landlord be willing to sell the property during the life of the rental contract, the tenant shall have what is called “derecho de adquisición

Questions and Answers on Denuncias




By Juana Navas Garcia,
Abogada at De Cotta McKenna y Santafé


Please could you shine some light on the term ‘denuncia’? I understand that it entails making a formal complaint against someone, but how is it done, what are the legal implications and what is the potential outcome?


A denuncia is the formal term for advising the authorities of a situation or event that appears to have been a crime which has been witnessed by one or more persons. Everyone

Matrimonial Breakdown

Image by Alex Radford, Solicitor and Registered Foreign Lawyer at  De Cotta McKenna y Santafé

Questions and Answers on Neighbour Disputes

Image by Jon Sutton & Jose Miguel Bascones,
Lawyers at De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, Nerja 

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