Buying a property

Buying a property


Villas for sale in javea. Key 2 Properties offer much more than just finding you the perfect property. Our knowledge of the local area, schools, local customs and the paperwork needed to settle here in Spain means we can offer an indepth and complete service.

If you are looking into either moving to Spain or simply moving from one Spanish town to another then our team at Key 2 Properties can advise you every step of the way.

It is strongly recommended that you choose an independent lawyer who is specialised in Spanish land law (urbanismo). Independent means that they work on your behalf only and are not also looking after the interests of the agent or developer. The Spanish property conveyancing system is different to the UK system so you should ensure that those involved in the transaction are qualified and experienced in Spain.

Exercise extreme caution if an estate agent, promoter or lawyer urges you to cut corners to save money or time.

A Spanish notary public will be involved in preparing the contract of sale and issuing the public deeds. As the purchaser, you have the right to choose which notary you use. The notary is a public servant who has a duty to provide you with free and impartial legal advice on all aspects of the contract before you sign. It is a good idea to seek advice from the notary early on. When a date is set for signing the contract, you have three days beforehand to visit the notary and ask any questions you may have about any aspect of the contract. A full list of English-speaking notaries can be found here

If you choose to work with a British estate agent, promoter or lawyer, check that they are qualified, reliable and have experience operating in Spain. Check that they are registered with the Law Society in the UK and specialise in International Transactions. If your lawyer is based in Spain, ask for their registration number and check that they are registered and practising with the local bar association (Colegio de Abogados).


  1. sabina

    on   said 

    looking for a property to buy:

    plot 800 -1000sqm + pool
    150sqm vivienda with the possibility to add,
    refurbishing accepted but not full renovation
    no more than 250.000€

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