Do I have to be physically present at the Notary appointment?
It is not necessary for you to be physically present at the Notary appointment and you can, instead, grant a formal power of attorney or informal verbal mandate to your representative to sign the deeds on your behalf.
I want to know more about Reservation Deposit and Contract
The first step in the purchasing process in Spain is to secure your chosen property by depositing a sum of money, the reservation deposit, with the vendor. This ensures the property is removed from the market and the price fixed for a certain period of time, usually 30 days.
We want to sell our property
We urgently require vendors with properties to sell on Costa del Sol. Our aim to sell your property quickly at a fair price and also to make the entire process as straightforward as possible.
What happens when the reservation contract has been signed, and the reservation deposit paid?
Once the reservation contract has been signed, and the reservation deposit paid to the vendor, there will be an agreed period of time during which your appointed Spanish lawyer will undertake all the necessary searches on your behalf to ensure the vendor is the legal owner of the property and it is free from any debts, charges or encumbrances.
As in the UK, Spain operates a Land Registry system enabling your Spanish lawyer to conduct thorough searches of title, giving you added security and peace of mind.
Who can I speak to about the legalities of buying and selling a property in Spain?