Everything You Need to Know About Buying an Off-Plan Property in Spain
Spain is a hugely popular destination for property buyers, and it’s not hard to see why. With its stunning Mediterranean coastline, great weather and relaxed lifestyle, it’s no wonder so many people are looking to invest in Spanish property. However, buying an off-plan property can be a daunting prospect if you’re not familiar with the process. In this blog post, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about buying an off-plan property in Spain. We’ll cover the taxes involved, the purchase costs you can expect to pay, the different mortgage options available to you, and the legal services you’ll need to get your purchase through smoothly.
When it comes to buying an off-plan property in Spain, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Firstly, it’s important to know that when you purchase an off-plan property, you’re effectively buying the property from the developer before it has been built. This means that you’ll usually pay a lower price than if you were buying an already-built property. However, it also means that there is more risk involved, as the property may not be completed on time or to the standard you were expecting.
Before you commit to buying an off-plan property, it’s important to do your research and make sure you’re comfortable with the risks involved. Once you’ve decided that an off-plan purchase is right for you, the next step is to find the perfect property. With so many developments to choose from, this can be a daunting task. However, our team of experienced agents are on hand to help you find the perfect property for your needs.
When it comes to finding an off-plan property in Spain, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Firstly, you’ll need to decide what type of property you’re looking for. Are you looking for a holiday home, or an investment property? Once you’ve decided this, you’ll need to consider your budget. Off-plan properties can range in price from €50,000 to €5,000,000, so it’s important to have a clear idea of what you can afford before you start your search.
Once you’ve found the perfect property, the next step is to secure your finance. If you’re taking out a mortgage, you’ll need to arrange this in advance. The process for getting a mortgage in Spain is similar to the process in other countries, but there are a few things you need to be aware of. Firstly, you’ll need to provide proof of income and assets, as well as your passport and residency status. You’ll also need to have a minimum deposit of 30% plus taxes and purchase costs.
Once you’ve secured your finance, the next step is to instruct a lawyer. This is important, as they’ll be able to advise you on the different taxes involved in buying a property in Spain. They can also help to negotiate the purchase price and protect your interests throughout the process.
Once you’ve found a property and secured your finance, the next step is to instruct a lawyer. This is important, as they’ll be able to advise you on the different taxes involved in buying a property in Spain. They can also help to negotiate the purchase price and protect your interests throughout the process.
Once you’ve found a property and secured your finance, the next step is to sign the contract. This is a legally binding document, so it’s important that you understand everything that is included in it before you sign. Once the contract is signed, you’ll need to pay a deposit of usually around 30% of the purchase price.
Once the deposit has been paid and the contract is signed, the next step is to wait for completion. This can take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years, depending on the development. Once the property is completed, you’ll need to pay the remaining balance of the purchase price and arrange for utilities to be connected.
And that’s it! You’re now the proud owner of an off-plan property in Spain.
If you have any questions about the process, or would like help finding your perfect property, our team of experienced agents are on hand to help. Contact us today to find out more.
Now that you know everything about buying an off-plan property in Spain, it’s time to start your search! Our team of experienced agents are on hand to help you find the perfect property for your needs. Contact us today to get started.
So, what steps do you need to take to get a mortgage in Spain?
The stages of obtaining a Spanish mortgage are
- Providing the bank or mortgage lender with the necessary documents (detailed below)
- If the bank’s risk department gives formal pre-approval, they will then present you with a mortgage offer called an Agreement in Principle (AIP)
- When you accept the offer, the bank will open the account and send the account details
- The bank orders the valuation and the mortgage is approved. You will then be sent an official mortgage offer
- The arrangement of completi
on between the bank and the client or legal representative in Spain can then be confirmed. Foxes can help you with all of the legal services you require as well as the financial side of things.
You can expect to be asked to provide these documents:
- Your passport, as well as ID for all of the mortgage applicants
- Your NIE, otherwise known as your ‘Número de identificación fiscal para
extranjeros’ or Foreign Resident’s Tax Number
- Tax Declaration or P60 for the last two years
- The last three
pay checksfrom your contracted employment
- 6 months bank statements showing your income landing in your account
- Employment contract if employed
- Credit report (There are a few options in the UK, including Experian, and Equifax) Please be aware that Experian ask you to sign up for a free trial to download your report, which you can cancel before they charge you)
- Nota Simple – Details of the property you are buying
- Self Employed? – Self Assessment Form SA302
- Other Property – If you own a property with a tenant, banks will require a copy of that rental contract and proof of income from the property.