On Space Real Estate we work with lawyers specialized on the Spanish market.
When you buy, sell, or rent a property in Spain you will no doubt be shown a contract in Spanish chock-full of legal jargon.
It is only normal you start growing nervous, even feeling a knot at the pit of your stomach.
Our law firm offers you two legal services that remove all the stress and anxiety so you, and your family, can enjoy Spain at its fullest!
The best advice I can give you is to hire legal council before you sign on any contract. This is when costly mistakes can be avoided, by pre-empting them. Both landlords and tenants should instruct their own separate legal representation.
Larrain Nesbitt Abogados offers two competitively priced contract services:
1. Read & Review service
We offer this service nationwide. On buying/selling/renting out a property in Spain, it is advisable a lawyer is hired from the onstart to protect your interests. This legal service is thought for tenants, but landlords can also make use of it. We strongly advise tenants to seek legal council prior to signing on the dotted line. Once signed, contracts are binding. Ignorance of Spanish laws will not protect you from performance.
- Tenant, did you know that if you do not word correctly your tenancy agreement your landlord can pocket your full security deposit or charge you multiple months of security deposits?
- Tenant, did you know that some devious landlords include clauses that make tenants responsible for previously broken kitchen and household appliances, forcing them to repair or replace them?
- Tenant, did you know rental increases are now capped by law? Only this tip can save you several hundred euros every month in the context of soaring inflation.
- Tenant, did you know that some landlords push ‘11-month’ rental contracts to circumvent your legal rights?
- Tenant, did you know that the Spanish version of a contract always overrides that of any translation? It is not unusual for agreed terms to get ‘lost in translation’ in the Spanish version…
- Tenant, did you know that in some cases it is the landlord that must pay – by law – the agent’s commission on finding you a rental accommodation? Only this tip saves my clients thousands of euros in undue commissions.
- Tenant, did you know that in some type of contracts in Spain, if you pull out ahead of time, you are still legally liable to pay your landlord a full year’s rental? This tip not only saves you money but also from protracted litigation proceedings.
I can honestly say that clients who hire this service save more money than what they charge.
We review the following standard contracts within 24 working hours (as from payment received):
- Lease agreement (rental contract), long-term or holiday rentals, seasonal contracts
- Purchase contract
- Sales contract
- Option to buy contract (let-to-buy)
They offer the following service (T&Cs apply): Contracts (read & review)
Flat fee: €100 plus vat
They offer this service nationwide. Tenancy laws are traditionally biased towards tenants in Spain.
Which is why we strongly advise landlords to instruct a lawyer to protect their interests.
This is a service geared towards landlords, as they are the ones that will normally draft a rental agreement. Professionally drafted lease agreements avoid landlords many problems on the long run, saving them money and aggravation.
- Landlord, did you know that under new rental laws a tenant can legally stay in your property for up to 8 years, or even 10 years? There are ways around this.
- Landlord, did you know that you can legally override lenient tenant entitlements on choosing the right type of rental contract?
- Landlord, did you know there are legal ways to recover the possession of your property ahead of what’s contractually agreed?
- Landlord, are you aware there are several types of rental contracts available in Spain, that range from overprotective (read tenant-biased) to landlord-friendly ones?
- Landlords, beware of internet rental templates that perpetuate themselves over time, they are a recipe for disaster as rental laws are frequently amended.
Lease agreements completed within 48 working hours in Spanish, English, or both languages:
- Residential (long-term rentals).
- Holiday lettings (short-term rentals).
- Seasonal lets (short or long-term).
- Commercial leases.
More info about our collaborator can be find in their home page Lawyer in Spain