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USA, UK and Spain, favourite destinations for the wealthy to buy property

Where in the world are the wealthy buying homes? Spain has become one of the top choices for high net worth individuals when it comes to buying homes abroad, behind only the United States and the United Kingdom, according to Knight Frank's The Wealth Report. So, where in the world are the wealthy buying homes? We have the details. Spain is closely followed by Australia and France, the other two...

Are house prices dropping in Spain?

What is happening with Spanish property prices? Is it worth investing in property in Spain? We have the details. No one has a crystal ball to know exactly what the price of housing will do in the coming years, especially when totally unexpected events occur, such as the pandemic caused by COVID-19, or even the war in Ukraine. So, what is happening with Spanish property prices? Are house prices dropping...

Spain to increase Plusvalia tax on selling property

On selling property in Spain, you are liable for two taxes: Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Plusvalia tax. The first tax is national and set by the government. The second one, is a devolved competency to municipalities (read town halls). They are free to set the rate within a sliding scale supplied by the government. The government will be moving the goal posts (read adjusting the coefficients) as...

Foreigners are buying more houses than ever in Spain

Between January and June 2022, 328,208 home sales and purchases were recorded in Spain, levels not seen since 2008. In fact, the 163,909 sales recorded in the second quarter of this year alone are the second best result since the beginning of 2008, behind only the 164,299 recorded in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Real Estate Registry Statistics of the Association of Property Registrars,...

Spain attracts 15.6 billion euros in foreign investment in the first half 2022

Spain received a total of 15.6 billion euros in foreign investment during the first half of the year 2022 (between January and June), which represents an increase of 53.4%, with the Community of Madrid being the region that leads in attracting funds from abroad, with 10,9 billion euros invested, 69.8% of the total. We have all the details of how foreign investment is looking to Spain in 2022. This is...

holiday rental tax in spain

Tax in Spain: learn more about taxes for holiday rentals in Spain

Do you pay tax on a second home in Spain? How much? We have all the details about declaring income for your Spanish holiday rental. Summer is the time of year when we tend to spend the most time in our second homes, whether on the beach or in the mountains. And if you're a foreigner with a holiday home in Spain and you pay tax in Spain as a resident, it is important to know that this type of home is not...

no capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

No capital gains tax when selling property in Spain

The reasons why non-residents don't have to pay capital gains tax when selling property in Spain. In 1999, the Spanish government modified the regulations governing the municipal capital gains tax, the tax paid when selling a property, and since then foreigners not resident in Spain have been exempt from declaring and paying this tax, i.e. the State has freed them from this obligation,...

Spanish Government extends the 2% rental cap a further 3 months

The Spanish rental cap is used by the government to regulate the long term rentals in Spain. As we predicted in our previous article, because of Spain’s high inflation, the government would continue to ‘chain’ (by this we mean renew every 3 months) the 2% inflation Spanish rental cap on long term rentals. Spain’s National Bureau of Statistics (INE) reported inflation hit 8.7% Year-Over-Year...

How to rent out a property in Spain

If you own a property in Spain and want to rent it out, our simple guide will help you along the way so that you know how to rent out a property in Spain as a foreigner. Perhaps you own a Spanish property or holiday but don't get much of a chance to use it. Having an empty house in Spain is a missed opportunity. You have to pay expenses and taxes, even if you don't use it. On the other hand, renting out...

How to get your rental deposit back from a landlord in Spain

What can you do if a landlord refuses to return your deposit in Spain? When renting a property in Spain, in the majority of cases, and as stated in Spain's rental law (LAU), you will be required to pay a deposit to cover possible damages that may arise during the lease. But what happens if the owner refuses to return your deposit in Spain at the end of the contract? We explain how to deal with this...

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