As a lawyer here in Spain one of the more common questions I get asked by citizens of the United Kingdom is how long can I spend in Spain now Brexit has happened and the transition period has ended.
As a citizen of the United Kingdom if you don’t want to be a resident in Spain, the maximum time you can spend is 90 days in a 180 day period. More than 90 days you’ll need your residencia and more than 183 days you will need to pay your taxes in Spain. I can of course help with residency and we have a specialist tax advisor at Just Law Solicitors.
So what if you just want to spend 90 days in a 180 day period? Well nothing has changed, you can buy a property, a car, have a mobile phone contract, life just continues as it did before the UK left the European Union.
However, some people are rightly concerned about costs and security issues with their Spanish property being left unattended for 6 months of the year. What is the solution? Well I am old enough to remember timeshare here in Spain, the solution isn’t the timeshare you may have heard of. Rather two or more people buy a property in Spain and form a mini community with rules. That way your property can be occupied all year round. Basically if all the owners agree then you can enjoy your property as you wish. If however there is a dispute, say for example one owner wants to sell and the other owner(s) don’t agree then worst case scenario there will be a court case and the property sold and the proceeds of the sale divided between the owners. So has the infamous timeshare returned? Most certainly not, maybe the best name for it is private co-ownership.
So if you want to buy a property on this basis or just for yourself and you know to have an Independent lawyer get in touch with our English speaking staff for a no obligation quote. Remember you can buy a property without viewing but I do not advise that you do this. Once you have made an offer via the Estate Agent or direct to the private owner, do not sign or pay anything until you have taken some advice.
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Marisa Moreno Castillo, Spanish Lawyer and Consul of Denmark.
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