Team up to date in all the legal procedures involved with residency issues and tax declaration. Besides, reasonable prices and excellent service. Highly recommended.
Whether you are currently settling down in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena Costa or Benalmadena Pueblo, you can rely on Tejada Solicitors Benalmadena to carry out the necessary steps and advise you accordingly. As a family-owned business with many years of experience, we value direct and efficient communication with our clients. Each of our clients is assigned a solicitor, who looks after the case and provides bespoke advice. However, our different departments – from lawyers to architects and tax advisors – work together to provide comprehensive services.
Our team of lawyers and solicitors in Benalmadena offers sound expertise in legal and tax-related procedures, such as:
Working with a reliable solicitor or lawyer who speaks English and knows the specific local regulations across the Costa del Sol can save you the time of visiting offices and understanding the bureaucratic system. Having worked with public offices and institutions for many years, our solicitors can offer you answers based on our hands-on experience. If your main residence is located abroad, you can enable us to sign any official documents for you by making a so-called power of attorney (poder notarial).
At Tejada Solicitors, we provide full support during the property conveyancing process. Our property lawyers will handle every aspect, including property charges, tax, debts, utilities and contracts for completion. Our team ensure that the property is free of charges and legal, along with the urbanistic surveying of the property by an architect, and the breakdown of all taxes from the beginning to completion by our tax advisor.
We make sure that our clients are aware of all the costs from the very beginning, with advice from our tax advisor on the cost of buying a property. Once completion is completed, we send our clients a final bill with tax and expenses paid, and any balance left over is sent back to you.
We also provide constant support for those looking to sell their property. Our tax advisor provides clients with all of the relevant tax information that comes with the selling of your property, as well as a guide for the general costs of selling. Our solicitor will represent you during the entire process, for all relevant negotiations around the sale conditions of your property.
We make sure our clients are aware and up-to-date on the latest International Taxation regulations between Spain and their original country of residence. We give advice on double taxation regulations to make sure that clients can receive the tax deductions they are entitled to.
We provide our clients with all of the relevant information and documents needed to understand Spanish tax implications, tailoring to whether you are a fiscal or non-fiscal resident in Spain. For example, you can find out all about the tax return and form 720 in Spain.
The Numero de Identidad de Extranjero is used to identify foreigners in Spain. The NIE number is for those who do not want to become a legal resident in Spain but want to carry out certain procedures here, such as purchasing a property, opening a bank account, or setting up a limited company.
The NIE does not allow you to legally reside here, or pay your taxes as a fiscal resident in Spain. Instead, it is used as an identification for the Spanish Tax Office throughout your non-resident payments.
The Spanish Golden Visa permits Spanish residency to non-EU citizens on the basis that they invest in a property in Spain. The property can be a house, apartment or villa, and the investment must exceed €500,000.
This investment programme is designed to promote economic growth in Spain, whilst giving non-EU citizens the opportunity to profit from purchasing properties in in-demand areas such as Marbella and Costa del Sol with the option to lease and rent, as well as receiving their residency and work permit in Spain. It is an interesting solution for investors from Non-EU countries (such as, China, Russia, Arab Emirates, USA).
If you are needing to claim a bequest in Spain, or simply would like to start planning your legacy, we offer a comprehensive guide that covers everything you need to know about Spanish inheritance tax.
Whether you are a resident or non-resident, Spanish inheritance tax (often referred to as ISD) is applicable to you. It will become payable upon the receiving of your inheritance from a relative or friend – this inheritance can be property or any other asset, as well as a sum of money.
The rules for inheritance tax do vary depending on the region of Spain in which you reside. To find out more about inheritance tax, including the relevant laws and potential inheritance tax reductions, please visit: Inheritance tax in Spain.
Legislations vary depending on Spanish rental contracts. Long-term rentals (for permanent residing) are under national law, whereas short-term rentals (usually for tourists) may be part of regional laws that have certain requirements, such as the need for a touristic license.
For example, in the region of Andalucia, property owners who wish to have short-term rental contracts must apply and receive a touristic purposes license from the Junta de Andalucia, before they can start renting out their property.
Property owners who wish to rent our their property are also obligated to pay tax. Depending on whether you are a fiscal or non-fiscal resident of Spain, tax rates vary, as well as opportunities for deductions. More information has been made available here: Renting out property in Spain.
Regardless of the type of transaction you need to complete in Benalmadena, in most cases, some follow up will be needed, especially when it comes to declaring your assets and income.
For example, if you decide to buy a house in Benalmadena, this procedure will have to be analysed from a legal, taxation and residential perspective. Within the Costa del Sol, Benalmadena still remains an interesting area for real estate investment: the quality and availability of properties (often with good views of the coastline) is better than in other parts of the Malaga province.
Furthermore, Benalmadena offers a wide range of leisure activities and interesting places to visit, such as Tivoli Park, Colomares and Bil-Bil Castle, the Enlightenment Stupa (the biggest one in Europe), the Sea Life Aquarium or the Torrequebrada watchover tower. This has made Benalmadena town one the best rated destinations in Costa del Sol and a popular place for expats, who organise a variety of social events in English.
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At Tejada Solicitors Benalmadena you will be assigned a specialist who takes charge of your case and offers you personalized advice. Nonetheless, in practice, we work in a team of English-speaking professionals specializing in different areas, including lawyers to economists, tax consultants, and architects. This can be especially interesting if you are dealing with real estate and local laws in Benalmadena or Torremolinos. By signing a power of attorney (poder notarial) you can commission one of our solicitors in Benalmadena to complete a specific procedure on your behalf.
By working with the same law firm, you benefit from regular communications (e.g. alerts informing you about your tax obligations), keeping an updated record of your transactions, and following up with the same specialist, who knows about your personal situation and specific needs. As a family-run business, we believe in clear and efficient communication. Whether de matter you can contact us and one our team members will reply as soon as possible.
From Monday to Friday you can contact Tejada Solicitors by phone, e-mail, or WhatsApp. The first appointment is usually offered for free on Skype or by phone call. During this first session, the solicitor will listen to your case and proceed to explain how we work, and offer an estimate of the cost for our services.
The more details you can provide, the easier it will be for our specialist to provide personalized advice. Once we start to work together, we will explain all steps in detail so that you feel confident and can make the necessary decisions. For further references, we invite you to read our clients’ references.
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