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The Law In Spain

Scatter Ashes - Allowed In Spain?

In general, in Spain you are allowed to scatter ashes, as long as you avoid public roads or public parks and take the container back with you, unless it´s made of biodegradable material. It´s up to each indivudual town however, to issue furthe

Passport Expiry. What Can I Use As Identification?

Your passport with your certificate of residency is ID for residents in Spain. When you send of your passport for renewal, you only need the proof that the renewal is in process until your new passport arrives. This is valid for applying for res

Building Noise. Hours When Building Works Is Permissible?

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Inheritance. How Long To Pay Inheritance Taxes?

The payment of Inheritance tax varies in different regions of Spain and in some you will be exempt or pay a lesser percentage. Allowances differ also. You will have six months from the date of death to pay these taxes so the inheritance can be a

Juicio Monitorio – A Guide On How To Claim Monetary Debts

A Monitorio Court Case or Monitorio Procedure is a quick and agile way to reclaim debts of a monetary nature as all that is needed is a view (read through) by the judge, or to appear before the judge if the debtor opposes the reclamation. If the

Legal Minimum Age To Work In Spain

As of 16 years you are allowed to work in Spain, but only re jobs on a contract that the parents are in agreement with, as long as the working hours are during the day, and the work is not considered detrimental to their health or development.

Power Of Attorney Drafted Abroad, Is An Apostille Necessary?

All Powers of Attorney (POA) formulated outside Spain for Spain must be drafted in Spanish with the Apostille of the Hague added. There is an exception to this rule. POA’s formulated in a Spanish consul or embassy do not need an Apostile

Renting Out A Property For Holiday Purposes Balearic Islands – Update August 2017

Update 06.08.2017. A new amendment to the Tourism Law for the Balearic Islands, dated 31/7/2017 prohibits new ´declaraciones responsables´ to be filed until the various local authorities have determined the zones where new tourism rental activ

Bingo, Quizzes, Raffles - Need A Licence?

Bingo and quizzes fall under the ´regulated games´, ruled by the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling. You need a licence to organize them. More info on raffles ´sorteos´, in English, HERE   For specific regulations, you´

Can I Be Fired For Being Ill?

Since the Reforma Laboral in 2012, you CAN be fired if you are absent from work, even with justification from you GP, under certain circumstances. If you are intermittently absent from work, for 20% of the workdays in a 2 month period, and if yo

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