Choosing the right lawyer when you are in Spain is imperative, making sure you get things right first time can save you time and money in the long run.
Two of the most important things for you is speaking your language and giving you regular updates.
It is not easy finding the right lawyer who works for you and not the agent, however as a duty of care to all our clients we only recommend an independent registered lawyer here on the Costa Blanca North/Costa Azahar/Marina Alta.
Our recommended lawyer is registered, honest and reliable. The different aspects of law which can be dealt with are the following:
• Property Conveyancing
• Banking Law and disputes
• Contract Law
• Rights of Inheritance
• Liability Law
• Family Law
• General Criminal Law
• Economic Criminal Law
Even if you are not buying a property through Hello2Spain.com then you can use our recommended lawyer. Independent means working for you.
In our experience, it is better for you to use a lawyer who lives in Spain, the reason for this is that they can physically go to the local town hall to check the legal situation of the property and the area, go to the police station for your NIE number/s, reconnect the electricity and water if you need.
When you are here viewing, we can introduce you to the lawyer for a free 10-minute consultation to enable you to make an informed decision.
If you are selling then you may wish to get advice to check the property is all legal and registered. If not then you can get the property prepared for when a buyer is found. This will save you time and money in the long run.
You will also need to get an energy certificate to put the property onto the market. The lawyer can help you with this too.
Advice on costs for selling. It is always better to have the facts when selling a property as you will need to know what you have to allow for when negotiating a sale.