We cover everything from a moving over to Spain package to making a phone call for you. Below are listed some of the most frequently requested services that we provide. Please do not hesitate to ask us about any other areas of interest which are not listed.
Every aspect of the sale or purchase transaction is carefully handled. We can also advise on specific aspects such as checking over a contract before you sign it, or accompanying you to the notary and translating there for you if you do not want the full conveyancing service.
In conjunction with the qualified and registered Spanish architect we work with, we can help with a variety of matters including pre-purchase property inspections, specific projects, and the rectification of title deeds to add new rooms, pools etc.
We can also, in conjunction with qualified and reputable trades-people, arrange for water and electricity services to be connected or transferred.
Any matters concerning the town hall (planning and building licences, for instance) are also covered as well as the obtaining of Energy Efficiency Certificates which are now a legal requirement for selling or renting your home.
Renting of Property
Whether for a landlord or a tenant, we can advise on and prepare contracts and assist when there is a dispute or a Court procedure is needed.
Powers of Attorney
From a specific power of attorney to buy or sell a house to a general power of attorney designed to survive future mental incapacity, we can advise on and arrange the most appropriate solution for your needs both now and in the future.
Wills and Inheritance
As well as offering a free Will review service for existing English or Spanish Wills, new English Wills can be prepared by our resident English solicitor and we can witness the signing of your Will in our office to ensure full compliance with English law. We can also advise on problems with Wills and how to minimise the risk of future claims on your estate.
Spanish Wills must be signed before a notary and we take care of all aspects from the taking of your instructions and advising you on estate planning and inheritance tax to accompanying you to the notary´s office and translating for you there and generally ensuring that the procedure runs smoothly. We can arrange a notary appointment in an area convenient for you, with Javea, Teulada-Moraira, Alfaz del Pi, La Nucia and surrounding areas covered. We can also arrange home visits by the relevant local notary where the client is too ill to travel.
Our fees are very competitive and we offer a discounted rate for “mirror Wills” for couples. All fees quoted include IVA and, where applicable, notary´s fees.
A full probate / inheritance service is available, whether for England and/or Spain. For Spanish estates, we handle all aspects from obtaining the certificate of last wishes to paying any inheritance tax and arranging the release of assets, including liaising with banks and all official bodies, and registering any property at the Land Registry.
For English estates, we can assist the executor / next of kin with the probate processes and paperwork needed as well as completion of the tax forms for HM Revenue & Customs. Our resident English solicitor is qualified to deal with the swearing of oaths for executors.
Business and Company Formations
Whether you are thinking of opening a new business in Spain or need help with an existing business, we can assist. Everything from applications for opening licences, negotiating contracts and leases, arranging architect´s projects through to company formations and self-employed tax and social security registrations is covered.
Tax and Accountancy Services
For private and individuals and businesses, we offer an efficient service to deal with the often bewildering array of taxes applicable in Spain.
Both the annual residents and non-residents tax declarations as well as quarterly self-employed and company taxes are catered for.
Meetings can be arranged with our associate Spanish accountant to discuss any tax concerns you may have.
Family Law and Divorce
If you are planning to get married on the Costa Blanca, we can help you with the requirements of the local register office by, for instance, obtaining sworn translations of certificates and legalisations (apostilles).
When it comes to family and relationship disputes, all aspects from child visitation and maintenance issues to divorce in England or Spain are dealt with sympathetically and efficiently with the emphasis on reaching an amicable solution where possible. Where that is not possible, legal representation at Court can be arranged and the best expert sourced for your particular situation.
Our associate Spanish abogada has experience of all aspects of family law in Spain and works with us to achieve a solution for your needs. We keep you informed with regular status reports at every step of the way.
If you are in the situation of needing representation at Court, we can arrange for the appropriate legal professional having experience in the relevant area to act for you, whether it be a road traffic matter, accident or injury claim, a civil or employment law dispute, or a debt collection. We can also accompany you to make statements at the police station / Guardia Civil.
Vehicles and Driving Licences
Spanish bureaucracy can sometimes make even straightforward matters complicated. In conjunction with local, experienced specialists we can arrange exchanges of driving licences (English to Spanish) as well as dealing with the Traffic authority formalities involved with vehicle sales, purchases and de-registrations.
Certified copies, documents sworn / witnessed
Our resident English solicitor can certify identification documents as being true copies as well as deal with sworn documents such as oaths for executors and witness Land Registry forms, State and private pension “proof of existence” certificates and the like for the UK.
All services are available subject to geographical area.