Buying a property in Spain is similar to the process in the UK, but as you might expect there are some notable differences. If you’re thinking of investing in a house or villa on the Costa del Sol, a Nota Simple can be obtained from the authorities at the Land Registry.
It’s a simple document but an important one, and although it’s not a legal requirement it contains plenty of useful information. The items covered by a Nota Simple include:
- The property’s registered owner
- An outline of the property itself
- The legal boundaries of the dwelling and garden
- Any charges or debts on the property
- Details of any mortgage associated with the place
There is no guarantee that the information on the document will be 100% accurate, it should be pointed out. For example, boundaries in regard to rural properties in Spain aren’t always clear, so you won’t be able to use a Nota Simple to prove any legal argument.
If you’re thinking about obtaining a Spanish mortgage and buying a home on the Costa del Sol, a Nota Simple will contain important information about your potential new home. Moving abroad can be a complicated process at times, but if you hire a locally-based specialist it can be far simpler, and of course it’s likely to be less stressful.
Here at Simply Costa Developments, we can guide you through the process of looking for a property that ticks all of your boxes, and we can point you towards advisors and solicitors who can help you to make a smooth transition from the UK to Spain. For more information, call our friendly team soon on +34 682 66 22 89.
Words from our customers
Thank you both for your efforts and we shall certainly pass on your name to anyone we know who wishes to sell in the future. My best regards
A huge THANK YOU to you and Neil for everything out have done for me, you have been BRILLIANT. Wishing you both all the joys of Christmas and may 2018 bring you Health, Wealth and Happiness.
Love Pat xx
Thank you so much for all your help in getting this completed so efficiently. Best regards