Buying a holiday home with the view to letting it out to holiday-makers to cover mortgage and other costs is a common theme for Brits buying abroad. However if you are planning to make a financial return by renting out your property there are things that you need to now before you take the plunge! […]
Anyone who has been involved in cross-border inheritance or estate planning will be aware that it is a complex process especially when someone owns property in more than one country. This is because the various assets in the same estate can be subject to the laws of different countries. However new regulations are due to […]
In September 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled against Spain in a case which declared that the Spanish Inheritance Tax System is discriminatory to non-residents and contrary to European Law. This has lead to a change in the law and thousands of non-residents being entitled to a refund of the Spanish Inheritance they have […]
The question of whether Scotland will remain as part of the United Kingdom, following the Referendum on 18 September this year, has the potential to impact on the Scottish residential property market.
Is your Lawyer who they say they are? Recent enquiry highlights the need to exercise caution when instructing your lawyer. We were recently contacted by a gentleman (Mr X) who had been dealing with a “lawyer” in Spain in relation to an inheritance case. After entering into several email exchanges with the “lawyer”, Mr X […]