Buying a property is always a complicated and costly undertaking – and this is all the more true if you want to realise your dream of owning your own property in Spain.

Clarify basic questions

Whether it’s a finca, a townhouse or a condominium: If you want to buy a property in Spain, for example on Mallorca, you should first ask yourself the following questions:
How do you want to use the property: as a holiday home, as a second home or as an investment?
What is particularly important to you in terms of location: peace and seclusion, central living or proximity to the beach?
What is your budget?
As soon as you have clarified the basic conditions, you can start looking for real estate. The best way to do this is to take a look at our wide-ranging portfolio. Alternatively, we recommend setting up a search request with home4you so that we can contact you directly if we find suitable offers.

Buying real estate: Differences Spain – Germany

A special feature of buying real estate in Spain is that the contracting parties decide on the form of the contract. This means that the contract can be concluded privately – i.e. without a notary – and still be effective. So before you sign a private contract, check carefully …

… whether all parts of the building are legal – because illegal buildings are a widespread problem in Spain.

… whether an extract from the land register is available.

… whether there is an energy certificate and a certificate of habitability.

… whether the supply of electricity and water is guaranteed.

It is common practice in Spain to have the private contract notarised later. This is highly recommended, as the notarisation is an indispensable prerequisite for changing the entry in the land register.

NIE number and notary appointment

If you do not yet have a residence in Spain, you will need an identification number for foreigners (NIE – Número de Identificación Extranjero) for the purchase of real estate. You can apply for this in person in Spain or at the Spanish consulate at your place of residence. Once you have all the necessary documents, including the NIE, a notary appointment can be arranged. We can represent you at this appointment if you wish – so you do not necessarily have to be there. Unlike in Germany, however, general powers of attorney do not apply in Spain. Instead, the power of attorney must precisely describe the legal transactions for which it is valid. Many notaries also require a sworn translation of the power of attorney.

Find and buy property in Spain with home4you

Regardless of whether you want to buy a finca in Ses Salines or a townhouse in Palma, you should not venture into the world of Spanish real estate alone. The home4you team will be happy to assist you – with plenty of experience, lots of expertise and, of course, the necessary language skills. Create a search request at home4you today or use the contact form to clarify any open questions.