Buying property in Spain is not as straight forward as one would expect, and that is why we always recommend you to hire a good real estate lawyer that speaks your language.
The costs should always be made clear at the beginning of the purchase, and this includes all taxes that should be paid on the property.
In a straightforward case the following will apply:
If the property is a new construction there are generally two taxes to pay:
If you buy an existing property you must pay only:
The Notary fees it might vary depending on the Notary chosen.
The buyer has the right to choose the Notary at his/her own convenience.
The Registry Fees are estimated based on the total property value, but in any event cannot be more than the 1% of the property value.
These fees include:
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