Frequently Asked Question's

Here you can find answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about buying a property in Spain.

Our unique Movehappy package saves all of our clients up to €18,000!

Usually yes, please just check with us to make sure we are free before booking your flights, Alicante and Murcia airports are covered. This service is complimentary.

Yes we work with a number of great local hotels in both Alicante and Murcia regions.

We will have discussed at length before your visit the properties you wish to view and we will organise an itinerary for you accordingly.

Yes we will always collect you from your hotel and of course drop you back once we are finished.

Yes we have lived locally for nearly 20 years and will ensure you have a perfect understanding of the area you are buying in.

Yes, you will have the opportunity to be flexible and importantly time is set aside for you to reflect, relax and enjoy this beautiful area.

We have completed our due diligence and in many cases have worked with our select builders since we started in 2003.

No, all property prices are set by the builder. There is only one price for all agents for all new build properties in Spain. For this reason we have created our Movehappy package to ensure you get the best deal.

No, the Builder has identical prices to the Agent on all new build properties in Spain. For this reason we have created Movehappy for you to get the best deal.

We will reserve your chosen property. A reservation fee of between €3000 and €6000 is required at this stage, paid by card or transfer. This reservation fee is part of the overall cost of the property. You will be required to sign a reservation document confirming your will to purchase the property. The builder also signs to agree to the sale.

Once the reservation fee has been paid and the contract has been signed the next step is to meet our English speaking lawyers. They will check the contract, take a copy of the contract and proof of the reservation payment.

We would then complete power of attorney giving your lawyer the necessary authorisations to carry out the purchase of your property on your behalf. This simplifies the whole process and means you do not have to return to Spain until the purchase is complete.

With the power of attorney we will apply for your NIE numbers. This is a tax identification number in Spain and is required before a purchase can be made.

We will check purchase contracts and manage deposits and all stage payments of the purchase.

Once the property is complete we will manage all completion payments and update the land registry details in Madrid.

Nothing, the good news is, the above legal process is paid for by your Movehappy package.

Costs vary between the provinces of Alicante and Murcia and also on the purchase value but as a guide, please use the following:

IVA (VAT) – 10%

AJD Tax (Actos Jurídicos Documentados) – 2%

Notary – €1000

Land registry – €500

Utilities – €400 

At the time of purchase a full breakdown of costs will be given to you by our legal team.

During your initial visit to Spain we will open your Spanish bank account with a local bank, who have a strong office network of English speaking staff and online banking in English.

We will introduce you to our currency partner, it takes just 5 minutes to open an account, they guarantee the best rates in the industry for our clients and transfers are free of charge.

At Movehappy we endeavour to make your experience as a Spanish property homeowner enjoyable and stress free. Our dedicated multilingual aftercare team will provide you with a free lifetime aftercare service.

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