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The Quantity Surveyor job finally arrives in Spain: what are their responsibilities and duties?

The Quantity Surveyor job finally arrives in Spain: what are their responsibilities and duties?

If there is one thing that characterises the building tradition in Spain, it is the well-known and much feared cost overruns. Many Spanish people consider it ‘normal’ that building work ends up going over budget, regardless of what is being built. No matter if it’s just refurb work in your bathroom or the construction of […]

This is what each Spanish political party wants to do about housing in Spain

This is what each Spanish political party wants to do about housing in Spain

The centre-left PSOE party has won the Spanish general election with 123 seats. If they combine with the far-left Unidas Podemos (42), they will have 165 seats in parliament but won’t reach an absolute majority (176), so they will need the support of other parties to govern. If pacts are made, the new measures that […]

How to avoid capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

How to avoid capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

On selling property in Spain, you are liable for two taxes: plusvalía and capital gains tax (CGT). In this short article on Spanish tax, we will focus on four strategies to mitigate a seller’s exposure to CGT, which range from completely negating it to reducing it significantly. The following has been summarised to avoid unnecessary tax […]

Filing your tax returns in Spain: the expat’s guide to the boxes you have to check on the IRPF income tax

Filing your tax returns in Spain: the expat’s guide to the boxes you have to check on the IRPF income tax

Taxpayers in Spain can already consult their tax data online or on the Agencia Tributaria app for the Spanish tax office, and as of 2nd April 2019 have been able to file their 2018 IRPF tax returns. You can only file your tax returns in Spain online for the next month and a half, according […]

Termination of long-term lease agreements and ‘silent renewal’

Termination of long-term lease agreements and ‘silent renewal’

Spain has recently amended its rental laws in March 2019, in most cases to the detriment of landlords, creating serious legal obligations that landlords should be acutely aware of. One of the issues that is important to understand is what happens to a long-term lease when it is over. Most landlords wrongly assume that when […]