One of the curiosities of the real estate sector in the last years is being the increase of the demand of singular houses. Mallorca is one of the areas with the highest market for high-quality construction, presenting great prospects for the future.
This growth is being presented in Mallorca at a time of crisis in other sectors. Ibiza and Mallorca, show a very different behavior from the rest of Spain in this segment. What had traditionally been German and English demand, spent a few years on the Russian market and lately the Scandinavian market is entering with great force. Mallorca is a stable and safe area, with extraordinary connectivity with Europe through relatively short journeys.
In addition, it is a product that, although it can be developed in new soils, these last years is giving more and more in already built buildings undergoing integral reforms, and in extreme case to total demolitions to build a new house. Therefore, it is independent of the scarcity of land.
When an owner responsible as a house in Mallorca , is looking for a good team of professionals who accompany and advise in all aspects from the beginning to the end of the work. Professionals of architecture and construction who can shape and realize one idea, who can provide alternatives that improve the perspectives, analyze the technical, urban and economic feasibility of this idea.
Regardless of whether the new owner acquires a plot for building or an old property to reform, it is essential the figure of a lawyer who offers comprehensive service in everything required for the purchase of a property. It is therefore necessary to have the services of a firm of lawyers specialising in real estate law with multilingual abilities to offer totally reliable and understandable advice to the customer.
- Advice and assistance will be given to obtain a Spanish ID no (called a NIE).
- Negotiate, amend and finalise the terms and conditions of the purchase contract
- Conduct a land registry search to ascertain the official owner, the description of the property; whether the building is registered and whether there are any charges attached to the property, such as a mortgage, easements or positive/negative covenants.
- Search at the local council planning department to discover whether the building itself has a building license/permit.
- Search at the cadastral registry to confirm the cadastral value.
- Completion of the transaction before a Notary Public. A notary public is a Spanish Public Servant who certifies the capacity of the parties and the content of the title-deed.
- After signing and the completion of the deal, Property Transfer Tax (ITP, currently a progressive tax from 8 to 10%) has to be paid to the Balearic Islands Tax Authorities within 30 days of completion, in accordance with a general tax rule.
- Formally notify the utility companies (electricity, water, etc) of the change of ownership and organise payment arrangements with your Spanish bank.