Last updated on 24/07/20

Buying a property is as exciting as it is complex and stressful, even more so when you’re considering moving or buying a second home abroad. Despite the crisis and Brexit fears, Spain remains a popular destination for foreign buyers.

Are you thinking about buying a house in Spain but don’t know where to start looking for information? Have a look at the list below, where I’ve compiled 20 useful resources, from guides to articles, to property-related news. This will give you a good general overview of the property market and the buying process and difficulties before you move on to the next stages – getting professional advice and looking for properties.


4. Owning Spanish property through a company
Source: Blevins Franks, international tax and wealth management advisers to UK nationals living in Europe.

5. Costs of Buying a Property in Spain
Source: Bravo Legal, a company offering legal services and consulting (conveyancing, buying properties, taxation, inheritance     procedures…)

6. Buying property in Spain after Brexit
Source: E&G Solicitors in Spain

7. The risks of buying a property in Spain (and how to buy safely)
Source: Lecuidy Law Boutique SLP, Spanish lawyers

8. Latest quarterly Spanish Property Market Report from Survey Spain
Source: Spanish Property Insight


9. List of Spain-based English-speaking lawyers

10. European Notaries Directory
Use the search box to look for English-speaking notaries based in Spain. Spanish notaries public prepare the contract of sale and issue the public deeds.

11. Sworn Translation
They help you with the translation of any legal documentation you need to submit during the buying process. Spanish sworn translators are appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the full list of translators is available on their website.

Note that, as a Spanish sworn translator and Chartered Linguist myself, I can help you with your sworn translation needs. Get in contact to receive advice and a quote.


12. Succession and gift tax virtually eliminated for close family in Murcia
Source: Blevins Franks, international tax and wealth management advisers to UK nationals living in Europe.

13. If you’re not a resident in Spain, what are your mortgage options?
Source: El País

14. Spain’s Tax Reporting Rule Targets Vacation Rental Intermediaries
Source: Lexology, a source of free-to-access legal updates, analysis and insights.

15. A Decade After Bubble, Spanish Real Estate a Hot Buy Again
Source: Bloomberg

16. Demand for overseas property on the rise
Source: Property Wire, a global property news service

17. The Fall In Home Sales In May Reflects The Effects Of Spain’s State Of Alarm
Source: The Corner, a financial and economic news website

18. Investment Funds Have €40 Bn To Invest In Spain’s Property Sector
Source: The Corner, a financial and economic news website

19. Spanish house price data published in Q2 2020
Source: Spanish Property Insight

20. Survey Spain’s quarterly market report – July 2020 Part II – MARKET OPINION
Source: Spanish Property Insight


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Irene Corchado Resmella, a Spanish translator based in Edinburgh. English-Spanish sworn translator appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chartered Linguist and member of the CIOL. As a legal translator, I focus on Private Client law, specialising in Wills and Succession across three jurisdictions (England & Wales, Spain, and Scotland). Affiliate member of STEP. ICR Translations is registered with the ICO and has professional indemnity insurance.

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