In every country buying or selling a property follows a different process and it seems difficult although really it needn’t be, in particular if you have professionals to guide you.
We help you and we can be with you on every step of the process – and we can also carry out parts of the process on your behalf – which can save you time and money.
In Spain before buying a property we recommend that you always request the Nota Simple – but what is it? The Nota Simple is a document from the Spanish registry of property: it’s an official document which it states:
- the address and description of the property
- the owner of the property
- whether there is any claim or financial burden on the property – a mortgage for example
This provides very important information which allows us to know whether what you are buying is registered – and is all that it claims to be. It will also tell us if you are buying it from the appropriate person and if there is any mortgage or not on the property.
You can apply for this document from the registry of property (el Registro de Propiedad), but it might also be requested by the estate agency or the notary. The purchase contract – which will be the final step of the purchase – must always have this Nota Simple attached to it,
At Bennet & Rey we are here to help you.