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Jorge Iguacel Spanish Lawyers
36 Clarence Street
Southend on Sea
Essex. SS1 1BD

Tel: +44 (0)1702 333341
Fax: +44 (0)1702 333342
Email: [email protected]


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  Jorge Iguacel Spanish Lawyers is specialised in providing legal services to English speaking clients.  
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© 2007 - 2010 Jorge Iguacel Spanish Lawyers | Principal: Jorge Iguacel (REL)-Abogado (Huesca,Spain), registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority". Independent Spanish Lawyers, Southend, Essex
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The procedure for buying or selling a property in Spain is quite different to the one in the U.K. and it is for this reason that it's important to have a totally independent Spanish lawyer from the other parties representing your interests at the transaction.

The main aspects of the conveyance are:

  • General advice to you about who should be made the legal owner of the property to minimise tax and inheritance problems.
  • Advice about 'declared values' and 'black money'
  • Advice about your liability to taxes and other expenses in connection with the purchase.
  • Obtaining proof of ownership from seller
  • Where appropriate, obtaining proof of planning status from seller
  • Where appropriate, obtaining documents about any 'Condominium' or 'Community of Property Owners' from seller
  • Land Registry check to establish the current ownership of the property
  • Checking that the property will, under your contract, be sold free of mortgages, charges and debts or advising you of any restrictions to your contractual rights to unimpeded title
  • Where appropriate, checking the property benefits from all necessary guarantees.
  • Obtaining the bank guarantee of the amounts you paid the developer
  • Examining all of the documentation supplied to us
  • Arranging for the completion of the purchase by the signing of the necessary Final Contract/Deed of sale
  • Arranging for final searches to be carried out to ensure that the property remains free of debts and charges up to the point of sale to you
  • Arranging for the payment of the fees and taxes due in respect of your purchase
  • Arranging for the registration of your title at the Local Land Registry.
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If you have assets in Spain, we recommend that you have a Spanish Will as in the case of death the probate for your Spanish assets would be both quicker and cheaper. We can advise you as well on all of your inheritance matters.

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We can prepare for you a power of attorney appointing someone to represent you at the signature of a title deeds in Spain or any other Spanish legal document.

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If you are a beneficiary or executor of a deceased with assets in Spain (with or without a Spanish or English Will) we could assist you with the acceptance of the estate and the grant of probate before an English Notary.

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If you plan to do business in Spain, we can assist you in the following matters:

  • Incorporation of Spanish Companies
  • Registration in Spain of UK based Companies
  • Preparation of Company Powers of Attorney
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We can start/defend proceedings before Spanish Courts in these matters:

  • Contractual Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Tax matters
  • Property issues


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If you have had any kind of accident during your stay in Spain, we can contact the insurance company and claim the appropriate compensation.


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We can assist you on the following taxes:

  • Wealth Taxes
  • Income Taxes
  • Inheritance Taxes
  • Stamp Duty
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We can assist you in the following matters:

  • Recognition of UK Divorce Decrees in Spain
  • Separation and Divorce before the Spanish Courts
  • Transfer of Property to the Sole Name of one of the Parties when there is a Divorce or Separation


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The NIE is the Spanish fiscal number for non residents. It is always required when you have to sign the title deeds of your property.

If you have to sign your title deeds in a short period of time, we can assist you in obtaining the NIE number from England in 2 to 3 weeks.


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As bilingual Spanish Lawyers we can translate any legal documents that you have.