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Community Swimming Pools – Some Facts

Although not obligatory by law, a ´responsibilidad civil´ insurance is highly recommended. Besides having to meet the national, regional, local and internal regulations requisites re maintenance, safety etc. it´s worth mentioning that all poo

Sold Property But Received A Rates Bill (ibi)

The town halls hold responsible for the annual rates, the person who was title holder of the property on January  1 of each year.   When negotiating the sale, your lawyer can come to arrangements for the purchaser to pay the tax in advance (wi

Renting Out Habitual Home – Fiscal Consequences

The fiscal allowances for those that purchased their ´habitual home´/ Vivienda Habital before 2013 forms one of the biggest and most widespread perks amongst tax payers in Spain. To be able to make use of this fiscal benefit you must occupy th

Building Licences Including For Renovations

Acquiring a building licence is the first step if you are planning to build your home. There are further licences needed during the various stages such as proof of build or end of works to achieve the well known “licence of first occupatio

Holiday Rentals Andalucia – Official Complaints Form Spanish/english

Conveniently drafted in both Spanish and English you can find the official Junta complaints form HERE

Resident In Spain With Rental Property In Uk – Things To Consider

  For more information please read the file with the same title in the Library, Taxation section. Or for direct access click THIS LINK

How To Pay/print Ivtm/road Tax Or Ibi Invoices

Depending on your area/town, the invoices for IVTM / Road tax and/or IBI (council property tax) will be issued by either your town hall, the Suma office (Valencia area) or another incasso agency like the Patronato de Recaudación Provincial (And

Home Improvements – What Percentage Iva Should Builder Charge?

The following article from the Agencia Tributaria website gives information in what cases the regular IVA percentage of 21% can be lowered to 10%. Info in Spanish. AGENCIA TRIBUTARIA ON ´REFORMAS VIVIENDAS´

Rental Deposits Catalunya

There are regulations for the deposits taken for rental properties which should be be carried out as is obligatory by law. The Catalonia government website (in Spanish) link below. The Deposit is a cash deposit payable by the tenant at the time

Social Housing – Vivienda Protegida

All communities have social housing projects, either to rent or to buy. You must meet certain criteria, be a resident, on the padrón and on the waiting list for a certain number of years and family income below a certain level. First port of ca