gifting property in Spain

Gifting a property in Spain

There are many reasons why you might want to transfer or ‘gift’ a Spanish property to a child, family member or other person. Maybe to avoid inheritance tax, as part of a divorce settlement or merely out of the goodness of your heart. Unfortunately, transferring or gifting Spanish property is not as straightforward as it may initially […]

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Why do I need a lawyer when buying property in Cyprus?

There are many advantages to buying a property in Cyprus, whether it’s a permanent move or an investment in a holiday home. The year-round sunshine, relaxed culture breath-taking scenery, picturesque villages, bustling cities to name just a few. However, there are a number of pitfalls that foreign buyers may encounter when purchasing a property in Cyprus, […]


What is the cost of buying a property in Cyprus?

There are huge financial benefits to buying a property in Cyprus. Property prices in Cyprus are incredibly low – you can bag yourself a studio apartment in Paphos for as little as €30,000! There are also fantastic tax benefits available for property owners with no inheritance tax in Cyprus and for those who are retired, […]

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Do I need a notary or a lawyer when buying a property in Italy?

There is often confusion about whether you need a lawyer or just a notary (notaio) when buying a property in Italy. It can be tempting to cut corners and save a money on hiring an Italian lawyer (avvocato) when buying a property in Italy, as people often mistakenly believe that the notaio performs the same function as a lawyer. The […]

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Buying a property in Spain – Do I need a lawyer?

We’re often asked whether you need a Spanish lawyer when buying a property in Spain or whether you can just use a notary – notario – to complete a property purchase in Spain. The answer is you need both! What does a Spanish lawyer do that the notario doesn’t? The role of the notario in Spain is essential to complete a […]