Property Law

JaveaConnect

10 mar: Sun Lawyers joins the Javea Connect Business Club

Many people who know the Northern Costa Blanca and Javea in particular may be familiar with the Facebook Group Javea Connect. It is the go-to online community for expats in that part of the world and has a following of over 17,000 people. Building on the Javea Connect Facebook community a website resource was create under the same name www.javeaconnect.co.uk. It is a news and information site that is very informative and up to date. It also includes a business…

Property on military land

20 jan: Purchases maybe held up for UK buyers if property is sited on military land

A Spanish law from the 1970s Franco-era that has impacted non-EU citizens is now affecting British property buyers following the transition period coming to an end on 31 December 2020. If a property is located on military land, military permission has to be applied for and granted for the transaction to proceed. While the law applies to all non-EU citizens, there was a hope that British buyers would receive either an exemption or a grace period. But it was confirmed…

Off plan lost Spanish property deposits

24 nov: Deadline fast approaching to recover lost off-plan deposits

One of the few upsides of the coronavirus pandemic is that buyers who have lost money on off-plan deposits in the past have extra time to make a claim. The deadline for such claims was originally October 2020, but it is now the end of the year. Sun Lawyers CEO Jose Maria has helped buyers recover deposits on a no win, no fee basis and is currently 14 of 14 in successful applications on behalf of clients. Jose Maria was…

Property rental contract

11 nov: Why a property rental contract is important and what it should contain

Maybe you are the owner of a Spanish property, renting it out, or someone looking for a place to live as a tenant. It’s important that your interests are protected with a Rental Contract, especially since many of the existing Spanish tenancy laws have been updated. The contract should be clear, simple and ideally drawn up by a qualified lawyer. A Rental Contract will typically set out: Names of both parties Address of the rental property Term of the lease,…

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31 jul: Change to Property Tax SUMA payments for 2020

This year, due to COVID19, SUMA has modified the voluntary period for the payment of the IBI (Property Tax) year 2020 for Alicante province (except Alicante and Xabia/Javea). It will be from the 17th August to the 6th November. If you already have a direct debit order, SUMA will take the payment from your account on the 2nd of November. For more details visit the SUMA website

We are hiring

31 jul: Sun Lawyers is Hiring

VACANCY: We are recruiting for a French speaking lawyer or legal assistant to join our busy conveyancing team. You will be from a legal and/or property background and also be able to speak Spanish. We are one of the leading law firms on the Costa Blanca with a fantastic friendly team and great opportunities for the right applicant. Expressions of interest by email to: admin@sun-lawyers.com

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17 apr: Obtaining a Spanish Power of Attorney

Under normal circumstances, appointing a Power of Attorney (POA) isn’t a service required by every British person buying property in Spain. However, recent events have shown just how valuable it can be to all non-resident buyers. Since the end of January, Brexit and the countdown to the end of the transition period has disrupted the application process for NIEs and residency permits, mainly in areas popular with expats.

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14 apr: How we protect our clients’ interests when they are buying a property in Spain

Purchasing a property is one of the largest and important investment decisions we make at any stage of our life. It is obviously key for the buyer that their interests are protected, and that nothing goes wrong during the purchase process and that their monies are investment. Sun Lawyers makes sure that purchasers have all the correct clauses within the purchase contract and that they are 100% protected.