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Buying/Selling Advice

Buying Advice

Purchasing a property in Spain can be a daunting prospect so you need to know that you are getting the best advice. We can offer our extensive knowledge of the Costa del Sol, the benefits and pitfalls of purchasing and we can connect you to reliable professionals in their field

Here are some of the main areas that can be of help.

Technical Valuation.
It is often a good idea to get a structural and technical valuation to make absolutely sure that you are getting what you pay for and that there are no nasty surprise after completing your purchase. Of course there is no obligation to do this but, should you wish to, we can connect you with the right people

Contract lawyers.
Although it is not essential to use a lawyer we strongly recommend that you do.
We work with a network of excellent and reliable lawyers who will take all the necessary steps and enquiries to ensure that you now fully aware of what you are buying.
There can be many challenges purchasing in Spain especially when buying older properties make sure therefore that you have the right legal advice.
We will be happy to recommend the right lawyer for you.

Alterations and remodeling
Sometimes we are asked for reliable contacts for work to be done. Most alterations to properties in Spain require a license from the Town Hall, this is not difficult but it needs to be done or the work can be stopped or can incur a fine.

We have a list of reliable workmen in the area, advisors and architects for those bigger jobs.

Full, or partial management service.
If you are concerned about the upkeep of your property when you are not here and do not wish to rent it out we offer a management service to keep and eye on your property with a suite of options from a simple weekly check to full maintenance and upkeep, security and cleaning.
If you want to rent out your property we offer a full management service including cleaning, laundry and maintenance, reception and emergency all out.

Earn an annual return in your investment
Our parent company has managed hundreds of properties in Benalmadena Costa for over 30 years, they have permanent cleaning, laundry and maintenance staff and access to reliable services if extra cover is needed. Of course you will always be able to find local people ready to work cheaper but, due to our 24 hour 365 days a year access to a long established staff pool we can guarantee that your property is always taken care of by seasoned professionals.

Rentals
There are a number of websites generating rentals that you can manage yourself and are relatively inexpensive although it can be very time-consuming and tiresome. If answering phone calls, juggling check in days, arranging cleaning and maintenance, getting calls in the middle of the night and answering e.mails about every little detail is not for you we can do it all for you.
Our parent company sells thousands of rental weeks every year and has a central marketing and administration department fully staffed with over 30 years experience, a well established web presence and access to many rental outlet and web portals not available to the general public.
If you wish to take advantage of this larger operation in a saturated market with thousands of competitors this can really be an advantage to ensure that you maximize the return on your investment

Legal & taxation aspects
In recent years, understandably, the authorities here in Spain have begun to tighten the regulations that govern the rental market in an effort to ensure that the correct taxes are paid and the relevant health and safety measures are adhered to.
If you wish to rent your property and ensure that you do not run the risk of attracting a heavy fine, we will guide you through and help you with the process to properly equip your property, register with the correct authority and even pay your tax at source if you use our services. We will even help you with your tax return here in Spain that must be filed annually allowing you to sleep safely in the knowledge that you will not get a large bill some years down the line.
There is anecdotal advice from locals that this can be ignored but we strongly advise against it. It may be tempting to rent under the radar, so to speak, but the penalty for getting caught is onerous. The tax authorities can make an estimation of what they think you may have rented for in any year and produce a bill accordingly. The remedy for which is to pay and argue later.

LAWYERS

 

www.martinezechevarria.com
Martinez-Echevarría is an international law firm that provides a host of first class legal services. Established in 1983 on the Costa del Sol, the firm has become a reference point in the local legal community in our areas of operation as per its specialization in multidisciplinary legal advice to both companies and private individuals. We know the area, and we know that a first class service means not only giving expert advice and assistance but also ensuring that our clients have continual access to up to date information on issues that may affect them and/or their business. Martinez-Echevarría counts on a team of 120 legal professionals working in 16 offices located in 4 countries. We pride ourselves in being a firm of international lawyers specialized in providing bespoke legal services to a discerning international clientele.

 

www.lawyermarbella.eu

Especially in recent years has developed, among other things, issues concerning relations with the United Kingdom (Gibraltar), financial planning of foreign residents, comprehensive advice to multinational shipping and stowage and specialize in real estate contracts. It has also experience in the keeping of civil affairs (real estate contracts, foreclosures, right to the building, family law and inheritance, right of horizontal property, claims for payment, transactions and reconciliations, insurance), administrative and contentious – administrative ( records liability, disciplinary proceedings, economic claims – administrative), criminal (especially economic crimes), and labor (monetary claims, executions, reconciliations). Working languages: Spanish, English and French.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

 

www.rationalfx.com
Started out in 2005, with just a laptop and $3,000. The founders, Rajesh Agrawal and Paresh Davdra, felt there was a much better and cheaper way for people and businesses to transfer money overseas instead of going through a bank.
Thankfully, others feel the same way too and RationalFX has grown – without any borrowing or external investment – into one of Europe’s key international payment providers.
Trusted and secure.
Based in London’s financial district at Canary Wharf, with a team of 70.
We are fully regulated by HMRC and authorised by the FCA to operate anywhere in the EU.

 

www.magnafinancial.co.uk
Magna Financial are one of the UK’s leading foreign exchange companies, with over 20 years of Currency Market experience. Their main office is based in the heart of Mayfair, London.

 

www.moneycorp.es
Moneycorp has grown considerably since it was founded in 1962. In 1979 we had obtained a Bank of England licence to operate bureaux de change in Central London – and we’ve not looked back since.

BANKING

 

www.caixabank.es

Welcome to CaixaBank, the financial Group leader within the Spanish market, comprising a banking and insurance business with more than 5,200 branches and 14 million customers in Spain.  At CaixaBank, we believe that there is nothing more important in life than feeling at home wherever you are. We therefore present HolaBank, a new program through which we offer you a high quality service for financial support, advice and guidance, adapted to all your needs, so that you can worry about what is really important: making the most of life.

Contact us

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Benalmadena

Our office address is:

Avd. de las Palmeras, Local 7 (opposite Mercadona)

Benalmadena Costa, 29630 Málaga, Spain

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +34 952 576 466

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