Preliminary Research… and Making the Right Preparations

We appreciate that moving home can be a daunting prospect – especially if you are relocating to another country. Here at VIVA we would like to help to make that transition as smooth and straightforward as possible. To that end, in this Legal Advice section we have compiled an authoritative check-list of information related to Spanish law… in connection with purchasing a property plus many other important administrative processes.

Sound preparation and research go a long way towards easing your path to success when beginning a new life on the Costa del Sol and, with our many years of experience, we know all the tried, tested and most practical ways to make that happen as stress-free as possible.

We have helped thousands of people just like you to find their Costa del Sol dream home and lifestyle, so get in touch with VIVA today and let us do the hard work for you. If you have any questions that aren’t covered in these sections, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Services team by using the help box.

Friendly and knowledgeable Customer Services team

Greig Hayes

Greig Hayes
Client Services Director

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Information about setting up a bank account in Spain

Valuable Advice

Most accounts work the same way as in the rest of Europe...

Setting up a Bank Account

Basic information about Applying for Residency in Spain

Becoming a resident

Entitled to similar rights as a nationalised Spaniard...

Applying for Residency

Registering with the Town Hall

Key points

Full-time residents required to register on the “padrón”...

Registering with the Town Hall

Spanish Golden Visa is a golden ticket to the Costa del Sol

Fast-track residency

Residency-by-investment incentive for property buyers...

Golden Visas

Legal advice and Tax Advantages to buying on the Costa del Sol

Reasons why...

It pays to register for Spanish residency...

Tax advantages

Legal advice: Property and Income

What are They

Taxes that need to be paid annually...

Property and income taxes

How to obtain your NIE Number

Process outlined

Important foreigner's identification...

NIE Numbers

What is the Nota Simple and how do I obtain it?

Obtaining the document

Comprehensive property report...

Nota Simple

Catastral Value explained

Making the calculation

Property's capital estimate...

Catastral Value

Inheritance Law - why it is a good idea to make a will

Main Benefits

Always a good idea to make a Spanish will...

Inheritance Law

Contact yourVIVA for any further financial information you require

Mortgage & Currency Exchange

Other key advice about living on the Costa del Sol...

Financial Guide

PLEASE NOTE: Every effort was made to check the accuracy of the information contained within our “Legal Advice” articles at the time of writing, but it may have been superseded over time. VIVA cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor for the authenticity of any claims or statements made by third parties. We therefore strongly recommend that readers of these articles make their own thorough checks before entering into any kind of transaction. Prices and figures were correct at the time of publication but may now vary due to circumstances beyond our control. The views and opinions of editorial contributors do not necessarily reflect those of VIVA.

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