Conveyancing in Spain – Buying


Conveyancing in Spain can be riddled with problems that may lead to costly mistakes. It is strongly recommended a specialist lawyer is hired to safeguard your interests and help you wade through the admin minefield.


Marbella-based Larrain Nesbitt Lawyers has over 20 year’s conveyancing experience at your service. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona. You can review here our client’s testimonials. We offer the most competitive fees in the market.


Our conveyance fee is 100% tax-deductible on selling the property.


Legal fees: on application


Our service is all-inclusive:


  • Deal only with native English-speaking lawyers.
  • Legal searches on the property.
  • Drafting a Power of Attorney.
  • Apply for a NIE number.
  • Brief Report on Title to client.
  • Verification of compliance with Licence of First Occupation, Energy Performance Certificate, outstanding Community of Owner's fees, etc.
  • Verification of tax liability on the property.
  • Verification of utilities liability on the property.
  • Breakdown of associated expenses and taxes.
  • Free English translation.*
  • Negotiate purchase conditions with other party.
  • Drafting of the Private Purchase Contract.
  • Draft and attend the notary office to sign the Title Deed.**
  • Assistance at Notary Public.
  • Calculating, filing and payment of associated buying taxes and charges.
  • Lodging Title Deed at the Land Registry under the buyer's name.

*Contract translation not included; additional fees apply.

** Signing of Mortgage Deed not inclusive, additional fees apply.


Please read Buying Property in Spain – 10 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer which lists the most frequent kind of abuses a buyer may be faced with without appointing legal representation.


Buying – 10 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer in Spain


  1. Legal independence. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers is totally independent. You should avoid using a lawyer recommended by an estate agent and most certainly never use the developer´s own lawyer. If it is gratis, it is for a good reason!
  2. Registered professionals. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers only employ qualified and registered Abogados. Registered abogados are subject to disciplinary action by the Bar Association so must conduct themselves honourably to continue practising else risk being barred. We are members of the British Chamber of Commerce, Spain.
  3. Professional Indemnity Insurance. Registered lawyers have Professional Indemnity Insurance in place in the event of malpractice or negligence. Currently this cover stands at €1,000,000 with Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers.
  4. No language barrier. All our staff speak and write English fluently, besides other languages. Nothing will be lost in translation!
  5. No hidden extras. We will provide you with a written quote so you are sure that there are no unpleasant surprises. We will provide you with a clear breakdown of costs in English, or your chosen language, beforehand.
  6. Free escrow service. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers keeps a separate client account.
  7. Accountability. We will give you an invoice, statement of all expenses and written advice. Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers will put everything in writing.
  8. Transparency. You will receive a written report in English, clearly setting out the terms of your contract, with a description of the property you are buying including any community facilities, such as pools, golf course etc.
  9. Ongoing communication and post-service. For resale properties, your lawyer will inform you about the description as described in the Nota Simple and Title deeds. Remember; it is your responsibility to check the description of the property carefully with what you have seen and inform us if there are any differences. Some building reforms are undertaken without proper approval (unregistered property extensions) and there is no way for your lawyer to know about this. Which is why we recommend arranging a snagging list beforehand.
  10. Conveyancing can be arranged in your absence. If granting a Power of Attorney, our law firm will ensure you understand what powers you are giving and for how long those powers last. Normally the powers you give your lawyer are on-going unless you expressly revoke them.


We will be very pleased to discuss your matter with you. You can contact us by e-mail at, by telephone on our UK line UK: (+44) 07543 838 218, or Spanish line (+34) 952 19 22 88, or by completing our contact form to book an appointment.


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