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Firmalex > Latest posts > How to buy a house in Spain: Legal aspects

This article is a summary of some legal aspects to take into account during the purchase process.


It is your responsibility as a buyer to pay all costs and taxes associated with the purchase of a property. If you have chosen to use the services of a lawyer, he or she will be able to advise you on everything you need to consider.

The buyer is also responsible for registering the property. The notary can provide this service for a fee, and can notify the registry that the sale has taken place.

The seller is officially responsible for hidden defects in the property, even if he is unaware of them. However, in practice, obtaining compensation for such defects can be difficult and costly.

If you are unsure of the condition of a property, it is best to have a survey carried out by an independent third party before paying the deposit or as a condition of paying the full amount at the same time as the deposit is paid.

Hiring a notary

Although not a legal requirement to complete the sale, it is highly advisable to use the services of a notary to ensure a smooth transition of the property.

It is highly advisable to have a notary to complete due diligence and is required by most mortgage lenders.

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