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ESTATE AGENT – BROKER

Get yourself a estate agent to trust from the beginning until the end. A professional estate agent will guide you with the best selling advices based in your own interest accord the law.

LAWYER

Find a qualified registered lawyer with the guarantee and protection of a liability insurance covering any misconduct or negligence on the role of his professional obligations.

THE RIGHT PRICE

Set the right price in the market requires skills, knowledge and experience. Agree a fixed price and pay the agent’s commissions out of that price.

Ask the tax office what is the market value of your property to avoid possible complications that could arise later.

DOCUMENTS & LEGAL PAPER WORK

Documents you will need in order to sell your property.

  • Passport / NIE
  • Deeds and land registry certificate.
  • Energy performance certificate.
  • Habitation certificate. (CH)
  • No infraction certificate. (CNUI)
  • Proof of council tax and utilites.
  • Community certificate proving no debt with the community.

Also it may be in your best (fiscal) interests…

PURCHASE EXPENSES

When you sell a property in Spain you have to pay capital gains tax on any profit. Deductions and allowances are quite complicated and vary by autonomous region so you will need to consult a local tax specialist for more information.

  • Capital Gains Tax.

Normally, the higher cost selling property in Spain, is determined by the difference between the values of transmission and acquisition.

  • Land appreciation (Plusvalía) Tax.

The taxable base of this tax selling property in Spain is based on the cadastral value of your property. The second factor that determines this tax is the period of time that the property has been owned by the seller.

Non-resident taxation – Agencia tributaria reference page.

OTHER EXPENSES

  • Estate agent – broker fee ( usually 5% of the selling price ).
  • Lawyer fee ( 1% to 2% of the property price ).

The information provided in this article is of general interest only and is never a substitute for professional legal advice.

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