An NIE, which stands for Numero Identidad Extranjeros, is a Spanish tax identification number assigned by the National Police to all foreigners with fiscal obligations in Spain. You will require one prior to working in Spain, opening a bank account, purchasing a property, obtaining a mortgage, etc. The procedure to apply for your NIE without speaking the language can be difficult and stressful. Thats why we work with trusted partners, to ensure that we have all the documents and information required by the authorities, as well as filling out the relevant application forms and paying the appropriate government taxes. Our partners can either accompany you to the appointment or we can apply for your NIE number on your behalf using Power of Attorney as your legal representatives.
By law, it is the vendor´s responsibility to provide a valid Habitation Certificate when selling property. Most certificates are valid for 5 years, depending on the town. We work with trusted partners to assist you in obtaining this vital document during your buying or selling process. Obtaining a Habitation Certificate will involve liaising with local town halls. There are a number of aspects that the Town hall must consider, and obtaining this certificate may not be as simple as it seems. The authorities have become more stringent in these matters recently. If you are buying a new build property, the Habitation Certificate that the developer provides will be valid for 10 years, as opposed to 5 years for a resale property.
This certificate is issued by the architect to describe how energy efficient the property is. The architect assigns an energy rating on a scale from “A” to “G”. It is the vendor’s duty to produce this certificate when for the new owners before completion. The certificate is valid for 10 years., and the new owners do not need to obtain a new certificate during this period unless they modify the property in any way.
We have teamed up with trusted partners so that we can offer you official or non-official translations services. We can also provide interpreters if required for medical appointments etc Official translations are mandatory when a legal document from outside of Spain is required for any official document at the Notary.
Our trusted partners can act as your legal representatives during the buying or selling process. At this time, many procedures take place, including: Land Registry & Legal Authority Checks, Preparation of Purchase & Sale Contracts, Checks for outstanding debts against the property Opening or cancelling Spanish bank accounts, Opening or cancelling utility contracts. The legal representative will also provide an estimated breakdown of buying or selling costs, offer advice on Non-resident tax liability, Accompany you to the Notary or sign paperwork on your behalf, Arrange Power of Attorney if required, Obtain an NIE number, and Arrange safe transfer of funds.
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