Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers is a Marbella-based independent law firm specialized in property conveyancing, taxation, litigation, probate and succession. Expert native English-speaking lawyers and economists blend legal and practical advice providing tailored assistance on your matter. Our range of services cover the greater Marbella area, Sotogrande and Costa del Sol.


The firm focuses advising foreign investors on acquiring residential property in Spain both from a legal and fiscal point of view. Our no-nonsense approach to business coupled with our commitment to clients ensures easy-going transactions. We pride ourselves in putting our clients’ interests at the forefront of everything we do.


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Guide to buy property in Spain

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, May, 3. 2022

Larrain Nesbitt Abogados publish a brief guide on how to buy property in Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2022. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

8th of May 2022

Having bought and sold hundreds of properties, and with over 430 articles published over the last twenty years, it was long overdue Larrain Nesbitt Abogados published an in-depth guide on How to Buy Property in Spain. This has been a long-standing request from clients and SPI readers that we needed to fulfil.

Our practical guide will take you step-by-step through the process of finding and buying your dream home, with particular focus on the region of Andalusia. Whilst we have strived to help you to get the best result at every stage of the buying process, please understand this guide is only an approximation to the procedure and should not be construed, or taken, as a substitute for professional legal advice.

 

You can download our guide on PDF format from this link: Guide to Buy Property in Spain


Larraín Nesbitt Abogados, small on fees, BIG on service. At Larrain Nesbitt Abogados we have over 19 years’ experience buying, selling, and renting properties. We are also specialized in immigration & residency visas. You can contact us by e-mail at info@larrainnesbitt.com, by telephone on (+34) 952 19 22 88, or by completing our contact form to book an appointment.  

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Squatters: Why you need a house alarm!

Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt, May, 11. 2022

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados (LNA) has over 19 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists has a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain.

You can review here our client’s testimonials.

Article copyrighted © 2022. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted.

 

By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt
Lawyer - Abogado
11th of May 2022

As we have been reporting over the last years, the squatter problem has been growing.

This used to be only a nuisance in large cities, such as Barcelona and Madrid, but with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, and associated flight bans, they have been actively targeting properties belonging to expats which stood empty.

In light of this I thought I would share this short blog post.

Spanish police can evict squatters by force within the first 48 hours they break into a main residence, following consolidated jurisprudence. A second residence, by definition, is not a ‘main residence’, granted, but installing an alarm may also be helpful, even if acting as a deterrent.

The main problem the police have is to determine exactly when they have broken in. If in doubt, the police back out and do not act, even remanding into custody any property owner that attempts to break into their own home if the squatters are inside (sic).

Installing a house alarm solves this problem as besides alerting the owner, they are connected directly with the police, which get notified immediately of any intrusion attempt. This can constitute irrefutable poof on when the squatters broke into a property. If within the first 48 hours, the police can then remove them by force - if necessary - which avoids the owner a protracted and expensive court procedure to recover possession which could take months, or even years.

Which is why we strongly recommend you install a house alarm in Spain. It adds another layer of protection against squatters and ultimately may even act as a deterrent. What is a certainty,  is that a  house that does not have installed an alarm system is a prime target and may fall prey to squatters (and burglars).

 

Larraín Nesbitt Abogados, small on fees, BIG on service.

At Larrain Nesbitt Abogados we have over 19 years’ experience buying, selling, and renting properties. We are also specialized in immigration & residency visas. You can contact us by e-mail at info@larrainnesbitt.com, by telephone on (+34) 952 19 22 88, or by completing our contact form to book an appointment.

  

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Costa del Sol: your dream home in paradise

Spanish Property Insight, April, 21. 2022

Spanish Property Insight is a property information website run by Mark Stücklin, author of the Spanish Property Doctor Column in the The Sunday Times (2005-2008), and the book ‘Need to Know: Buying Property in Spain’ published by Collins. SPI is regularly quoted by journalists and the international media as the most authoritative source of independent insider information in English language on the Spanish property market. Its weekly influential newsletter reaches over 50,000 readers, many of which are key players in the industry.

SPI kindly published one of our essays.

Link to SPI's essay: Costa del Sol: your dream home in paradise - 23rd April 2022

 

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