Spanish property legal specialists

Foxes are a fully registered Spanish legal & finance company.

Based in Malaga, but help customers purchase property all over Spain.

Rocío Castillo León

Rocío is a member of the Malaga Bar Association

Alejandra Palmero Labrac

Alejandra is a member of the Madrid Bar Association

Buying a property

When buying your new home in Spain, you will need a lawyer to ensure what you are purchasing is legal. Our legal team can help with the following:

Legal checks
Debt checks
Planning permissions & licences
and much more…

Buying or selling a property might be the biggest transaction a person can make in their life, if there is an issue it could cost you thousands of Euros…


Security & Peace of mind

Selling a property

If you are looking to sell your property, the Foxes legal team can help with all aspects of selling the property

Legal checks
Official valuation
Reservation contacts
Liaising with 3rd parties

and much more…

How to start the purchase process…

Once all the necessary checks have been made and our legal team have provided you with the preliminary report, and you are happy to go ahead with the purchase, then you will need to remove the property from the market.

To do this you will need to sign a private contract. Again our legal team will thoroughly check this contract before you sign.

Once signed and the deposit paid, if you do not go ahead with the purchase you can lose your deposit, however, if the seller pulls out you are entitled to compensation, usually double what you paid.


Purchase Contract

To complete the purchase you will need to sign the purchase deed (compraventa) Again, our legal team will ensure that this contract is in line with everything checked through the purchase process


If you are purchasing the property using a mortgage, then you will also sign the mortgage deed (hipoteca) Again our legal and mortgage team will have ensured this document has the same terms initially agreed.

Utilities & Taxes

Finally the property needs to be registered with the land register, and utility companies (gas, electric) need to be informed, which again we can help with.

What initial checks should be made before buying a property?

What is the legal status of the property?

Does the property have any debts or charges outstanding?

Are the IBI (annual tax), utilities and community fees up to date?

Does the property have all the correct planning permissions and licences?


Does the property have the proper energy certificates

Documentation & Reporting

Once our legal team have completed all the appropriate legal searches, we will prepare a comprehensive legal report, informing you on all of our findings.

Upon completion of the purchase, we will provide you with all the relevant documentation for the property and mortgage, and we can also help with any initial connections of utilities etc

  • Provide all relevant documentation and contracts
  • Coordinate with all relevant parties during the purchase/sales process
  • Check the title/ownership of the property
  • Check that the property has all the relevant licences
  • Complete and/or check the private contract detailing the terms and conditions of the sale on your behalf
  • Complete purchase before a public notary, either on your behalf or with you in person (this may incur extra costs depending on location)
  • Register/Check cadastral
  • Check cadastral and land registry for any discrepancies
  • Tax Registration
  • NIE Identity number application
  • Name change & connection of relevant utilities + any relevant community changes.


Due diligence…

The Foxes team are on the side of our customers, we do not take any money from third parties to help a property purchase!

When purchasing a property in Spain it’s vital to ensure that property has a clean bill of health, the time to unearth issues is before you have paid the deposit.

Speak to one of our team of experts.

Why use us …

We cover the whole of Spain – can manage much of the work online (while having a physical network through all regions of Spain) and we have years of experience. Regulated by both the Madrid and Malaga Colegio de Abagados we can help you with all aspects of your purchase.

what people say…

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