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WHAT IS PLUSVALIA?

  What is PLUSVALIA? Plusvalia is a tax that is imposed by the local town hall on all properties at the point of sale. It is based on the increase in the value of urban land from the point of purchase to the point of sale (not including building value) The...

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THANK YOU

To Ian, We cant thank you enough for all your help in making our dream come true. You are fantastic. Love from Linda & Chris Blackmore. Wales

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING

Since June 2013 it has been law that all property owners in Spain must have an energy rating certificate when selling or renting their property, be it an apartment or house. The process of obtaining such a certificate involves a property visit by a qualified...

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LIVING IN BENALMADENA, ARROYO DE LA MIEL

Benalmadena is situated on the Costa del Sol in Spain, nestled between the towns of Fuengirola and Torremolinos. Benalmadena has been a hugely popular location over the years and attracts thousands of tourists all year round. Over the years Benalmadena has grown...

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POLICE TOW UK REGISTERED CARS IN BENALMADENA

  Drivers in UK registered cars be aware. The Police have been stopping UK reg cars in Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel and using the yougov website to confirm if the car has tax or mot test. www.gov.uk/check-mot-status It the car is without tax or mot, then...

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Andalusia’s Holiday Rental Decree

Andalusia’s Holiday Rental Decree

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt Lawyer – Abogado 8th of February 2016Introduction Since 2013 I have highlighted the ongoing trend in all regions of Spain to pass legislation on private holiday rentals: • New Measures to Bolster Spain’s Ailing Rental Market • Holiday...

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The Spanish NIE Number

The Spanish NIE Number

What is a Spanish NIE number and who needs it? The Spanish NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is the counterpart to NIF (Número de Identificación Fiscal) for Spanish citizens. The NIE is the identification number in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish...

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Purchasing a Property in Spain

Purchasing a Property in Spain

Congratulations, you found your ideal Spanish home but what happens next? Laguna Estates recommends that when purchasing a property in Spain that you use a qualified lawyer.  A lawyer will establish if the property is free of...

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Spanish Creditors Pursuing Debts Abroad

Spanish Creditors Pursuing Debts Abroad

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt Lawyer – Abogado 8th of May 2014 The EEO is the legal procedure of choice followed by Spanish creditors on amounts owed, for example, in a Community of Owners or by those borrowers who’ve fallen into arrears on servicing their monthly loan...

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