The Law in Spain

The Law in Spain (6)

Advantages of making a Spanish will

1. A Spanish will affects only your Spanish estate.

2. Drawing up a Spanish will saves taxes for your heirs. There’s a deadline of 6 months from the time of the testator’s demise to file and pay Spanish Inheritance Tax.

Debt Recovery - Litigation – Creditors and Debtors by De Cotta Law

Succeeding in getting a judgement in your favour in the Spanish or English courts is often the first step in recovering a debt or claiming compensation. However whether you will be able to actually obtain the money that is owed to you depends on carrying out proper searches and obtaining embargoes or charges to protect the assets while the claim is proceeding.

What to do if you have been burgled

Statistics in Spain
Crime rates in Spain remain among the lowest in the EU according to the latest Interior Ministry crime report. However, since the economic crisis began in 2008, there has been a steep increase in domestic burglaries and theft as a result.

Have you got a will in Spain? – Important changes from 2015.

Free disposition of assets has a long tradition in England & Wales and you will have heard stories of wealthy individuals leaving all their assets to friends or even the local dog’s home.

Legalisation of properties in Andalusía’s Axarquía Region 
By Francisco Javier Martín Martín, Lawyer with De Cotta Law

In Andalusía, especially in the Axarquia area, there are a number of properties, mainly private homes, on land not zoned for construction.

Taxes to be paid by sellers when selling their real estate properties

When selling a property in Spain we advise you to find out in advance exactly how much it is going to cost you to do this.