Can you recommend a reputable lawyer?
Of course we can! If you aren’t already in contact with a lawyer, we are happy to recommend one. Please contact us for details.
How much does we need to pay in taxes and fees when we buy a home in Spain?
The actual amount depends on the purchase price, but you should allow between 10% and 12% of the price to pay for transfer tax or VAT and professional fees such as the Notary and Registry Office.
How do we know that Marbella Investment Properties is showing us the best deal on the market?
We have gained extensive understanding of the estate industry on the Costa del Sol, especially on new and off plan developments in Marbella and Estepona. This knowledge plus a comprehensive understanding of what you are looking for in the estate implies that we can provide the best deal available on the market.
We have also built up a professional business experience, as a result our agents have an extensive knowledge of the area and they are able to provide and compare the best alternatives for each client.
How do we arrange a viewing?
Once you have short-listed properties with us we will organize viewing times that suit your timetable. We provide transportation to and from your chosen properties and are always on hand during and after viewing to answer your queries.
There are so many properties on the market where do we start?
At Marbella Investment Properties, we realize that there is a large choice of properties on the Costa del Sol, but we also know that you are only interested in considering those that fit your needs. Our house-hunting service is tailored to suit your list of must-haves that we match with your needs. We will only pick up the properties which match your exact preferences.
How do I know if I qualify for the Golden Visa?
The Golden Visa has several conditions including:
- You must be a non-EU citizen.
- You must invest at least €500,000 in property (it may be multiple properties with a combined value over €500,000).
- You must use your own funds for the investment. Financing is permitted for amounts over €500,000.
- You must be able to prove your funds come from a bona fide source and comply with international money laundering regulations.
- You must have a clean criminal record.
We are happy to help with obtaining a Golden Visa and provide further information. Contact us for more details about the Golden Visa.
Reservation agreement, what is it?
When you put an offer in on a property in Spain and the seller accepts your offer it is common to be asked to sign a reservation contract (Contrato de Reserva) and pay a reservation fee to secure the property.
The reservation agreement sets out the basic terms and conditions of the purchase and includes the full name of the buyer and seller, agreed sale price, property address, date to sign a “private purchase contract”, deposit amount and any special conditions.
You’ll be required to pay a deposit of around 6,000 euros to secure the property. Your lawyer or estate agent will usually hold the deposit in a client account.
If you aren’t already in contact with a lawyer, we are happy to recommend one. Please contact us for more details
Your lawyer will conduct thorough checks on the property to ensure all documents are in order. If your lawyer discovers any legal impediments, your deposit is fully refundable.