Buying a property:
Buying or selling a property is a very important decision, which requires good legal and fiscal advice to avoid any unpleasant surprises. If you are thinking of buying a home or are about to take this important step, do not hesitate to contact imont Legal where we offer you a free initial consultation, so that without any obligation you can clarify your doubts and see how imont can accompany you through the different phases of the buying and selling process, from choosing the perfect home for your family to the formalisation of the purchase and the installation of your family in it.
The first step in the purchase of a property will be to choose and reserve it by paying a deposit to the seller or the real estate agency. It is important at this first moment to check the documentation of the property (“nota simple”, cadastral consultation, licence of first occupation…) and make sure that everything is in order and that it is a safe investment.
In the case of buying a second-hand property, our team will prepare the private purchase contract, making sure that all the necessary information is included and that all the clauses are legal, always looking after our client’s best interests.
If you are buying a house off-plan, we will review the contract to ensure that it is in accordance with the Consumer Protection Legislation, and especially with the First Additional Provision of the LOE, so that the payments made by the buyer during construction are guaranteed. We will also check that the land where the property is to be built belongs to the developer and that the developer has the necessary building permit to build the property being sold.
The signing of the deed of sale takes place at the notary’s office where the final payment is made and the keys are handed over. At that moment the buyer becomes the legitimate owner of the property. We will accompany you to this act and we will clarify your doubts and confirm that everything is correct before the signing.
Once the public deed of sale has been executed, our team of tax experts will take care of the settlement of the different taxes and expenses, as well as the registration of the deed in the Land Registry.
Our team will also manage the contracting or changes of ownership of water, electricity, gas, community and property taxes (IBI).
The process ends with the delivery of the title deeds of the property to the buyer, duly registered together with all the bills paid which will be tax-deductible in the future if you decide to sell the property.
Sale of Real Estate
When selling a property, the seller must provide the buyer and his lawyers with the legal documentation of the property, including a copy of the purchase deed, the first occupation licence, the Energy Efficiency Certificate, the last IBI receipt,…; and if any of these documents are not in order or if an extension has been made to the property that has not been registered in the Land Registry and the Cadastre, this could delay the formalisation of the sale.
Therefore, to avoid unforeseen events and unpleasant surprises in the sale of any property, from the very moment you decide to put the house up for sale, you can count on the help of imont to gather the necessary documents and regularise any unforeseen circumstances with a view to the sale; subsequently, as soon as you have a potential buyer, the lawyer will coordinate the preparation of a purchase contract and negotiate the clauses of the same.
In addition, prior to the sale, our professionals will be able to provide you with an estimate of the costs associated with the sale of the property.
After the sale, our team will take care of the settlement of the expenses derived from the sale (3%, Plusvalia), as well as claiming the reimbursement of taxes, if possible.