Conveyancing service to make the right "move"


Buying a house in Spain is an exciting process but it can be also stressful.

We guide you in making the right “move”. From carefully crafted guides and resources that help you unravel legal complexities, to highly bespoke services that focus on your needs, we are your trusted partners throughout your move.

We are pioneering a more transparent approach to the Spanish property market

We know the law inside out. But most importantly, we have a clear vision of how the law should be executed by all parties, based on a rigorous ethical code that protects our clients and their assets. Our goal is to create a more stable and robust property market through good practices

Conveyancing process when buying a home in Spain

If you are buying a property in Spain, our conveyance solicitors will help you make the right decision – the transparency and rigour of our research and validation processes will help you choose the right property for you, your family and your lifestyle.

With our conveyancing service, we protect your interests and your dream from the potential legal loopholes that may stop you from achieving it. We do not hesitate in taking action when a deal looks unreputable or unstable.

We communicate with you and take the necessary time to clarify the landscape so you can make informed decisions in every step of buying your house in Spain.


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PREPARING YOUR PURCHASE

PRIVATE PURCHASE CONTRACT

We will check the private contract for you prior to you signing it, explain its terms and ramifications to you and advise you on whether or not it is in your interests to sign the contract.

THE POWER OF ATTORNEY

We will ask you to provide us with a power of attorney which will allow us to manage the purchase process on your behalf.

NIE NUMBER · (Número de Identidad de Extranjero)

NIE is a Spanish fiscal identification number that is needed before making any transaction in Spain. It can be normally obtained by going to the police station, however, we can obtain your NIE number on your behalf.

OPEN SPANISH BANK ACCOUNT

You will need a Spanish bank account to purchase a property. We will open the bank account for you and explain any queries you have regarding the account.

DUE DILIGENCE

We will undertake a comprehensive study of the property and ensure that the purchase is entirely legal and safe and that your interests are fully protected. We will ensure that your new property is purchased free of any previous debts, we will check of the property homeowners and make verification of building violations and other possible issues. Our due diligence and care will ensure that your purchase is completely secure.

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COMPLETING YOUR PURCHASE

1 THE COMPLETION

We will check the deeds at the notary and sign on your behalf. You will not need to be present but of course we can arrange for you to accompany us if you wish. The Notary Public is an officially appointed law professional who will check the identities of the buyer and vendor and the legal status of the property. After the completion, the purchase is finished, and the remaining part of the price has to be paid.

TAXES AND FEES

We will calculate the taxes & fees owed and make all payments on your behalf.

REGISTER DEEDS WITH LAND REGISTRY

Once the property has been purchased, we will handle this process and register the deeds on your behalf, because this is the proof than you are the new legal owner of the property.

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COMPLETING AFTER YOU PURCHASE

UTILITIES AND SERVICES

We will make sure water, electricity, gas, community of owners and council tax are changed into your name correctly. We can also help you with decoration, painting, furniture, cleaning, rentals, TV services…

TAX IN SPAIN

After purchasing your property you will need to make sure that you are aware of, and fulfil, your tax obligations in Spain.

INHERITANCE PLANNING

Inheritance planning is an important step to take after making your property purchase as it will act as a safeguard against any eventualities.

We safeguard your peace of mind

Our attention to detail and careful choice of partners ensure that every legal gap is covered, so you can be confident in the fairness and transparency of your deal. We protect you from being ripped off.


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Conveyancing process when selling a house in Spain

The stages of selling a house in Spain are similar as buying, and the main challenge of our conveyancing solicitors will be to ensure that you are not going to assume all the costs and that the transaction is cheeked thoroughness gaps and errors made by third parties and everything is under control.

1

PREPARING YOUR SELL

CONTRACT DRAFT

Drafting and signing of the private purchase contract.

DEBTS & ENCUMBRANCES

Check for any debts corresponding to the property and liaise with the bank to ensure cancellation of any mortgages.

LICENCES & CERTIFICATES

Secure the necessary licences and certificates from the Community of Owners and Council including the Energy Performance Certificate.

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COMPLETING YOUR SALE

NOTARY PREPARATION

Organization of signing of the public deeds at the Notary.

THE COMPLETION

If granted a power of attorney we will sign at the Notary on your behalf and if not we will accompany and assist you. Translations are included.

TAX PAYMENTS

Calculation and coordination of all tax payments connected with the sale..

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AFTER YOUR SALE

TAX REBATE

Reclaim of the 3% retention in cases where it is possible..

BANK ACCOUNT

The closure of bank accounts if required.

PAYMENT CANCELLATIONS

We will cancel all utility payments and other direct debits.

What benefits do you get from Fuster & Associates?

• Reassurance that job is getting done correctly
• Clients will always be covered
• Clarity and transparency
• 360º conveyancing service frees up buyers’ time
• Simplicity and ease of understanding protects clients from being ripped off

No Move No Fee

From our experience we have seen that things do not always proceed as smoothly as hoped. For this reason we offer a No Move No Fee guarantee to our clients which means that they will not have to pay for our services if their purchase or sale collapses due to factors outside their control.

The methodology of our lawyers experts in convenyancing

Our spanish solicitors and real estate law team specialise in the conveyancing process, helping more than 10,000 international buyers and sellers in Spain complete the process successfully. Our conveyancing service is comprehensive and will guarantee you a safe and secure purchase dealing with a team of English speaking lawyers in Spain: