Buying a house in Spain III

September 26, 2013

BUYING A HOUSE IN SPAIN III Let’s continue with some basic Tips you can’t miss when you are buying a house in Spain: The surface of the housing is one of the most important features, but should clarify the terminology used most frequently: Floor area (meters built): the surface of the home including all elements. […]

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August 22, 2013

TITLE DEEDS IN SPANISH LAW The Title Deeds in Spanish Law                                    The Deeds are a public document notarized. In our law there are very few cases in which the deed is mandatory. There applies a general principle of freedom of form, but although the Deed is not required to grant a sale itself is very desirable […]

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Construction Site at Your House: What’s Your Liability if a Worker is Injured?

August 15, 2013

(US Law) When starting a new construction project, most homeowners consider the direct costs of the project and little else. Relatively few homeowners consider the potential liability in the event that a worker is injured on their property. Homeowners should consider such issues before hiring workers for their latest projects as a bit of preparation […]

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Insurance company sentenced to return the contributions of a housing cooperative

July 29, 2013

The Supreme Court  in Spain sentenced an insurance company to return the contributions of a housing cooperative that will not be built The Plenary session of the First Chamber of the Supreme Court resolved an appeal to the return to the Cooperative of amounts given for housing development. The First Chamber of the Supreme Court, meeting […]

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How to Help Buyers Understand the Legal Side

April 19, 2013

You’re tired of renting and desire a home to call your own. Luckily, it’s a buyer’s market; renters are itching to cross the thresholds of their newly-purchased homes while prices remain reasonable. However, just because a home’s price tag is economical, it does not mean it’s realistic to assume there’s nothing more to mind. New […]

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Equity Release Lifetime Mortgages could Lift 1.6 Million UK Pensioners Permanently out of Poverty

April 17, 2013

Struggling pensioners often find themselves asset-rich, but cash-poor – by that we mean have little by the way of income, but have a lot of wealth tied up in assets such as property. A panel of experts have launched a report in to the number of pensioners are now living in poverty and how many […]

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Loft Conversions and the Party Wall Act

January 15, 2013

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property and intend to convert your roof space it is almost certain that the work will be covered by The Party Wall etc. Act 1996. It’s not the conversion itself that is notifiable but the parts of the work that have a direct effect on the party […]

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Relocating? Legal Tips And Advice To Make Your Move A Success

January 8, 2013

[US Law and General] Moving can be an exciting experience full of new opportunities and new relationships, but if you’re not careful, it can also become a nightmare. While buying or renting a new home, condo or apartment may seem easy enough on the surface, there are a number of legal pitfalls that can make […]

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Kent’s literary connections

December 17, 2012

(Guest post, not on property law but on some interesting residents from Kent). We probably all know that Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’ and that there is much to be boasted about by both residents and letting agents. Kent, however, also has many prominent literary connections – something many people are not […]

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What if Your Landlord Defaults on the Mortgage? (US Law)

June 25, 2012

It’s a scary thing to think about. You’ve been paying your rent on time to your landlord for years and suddenly there’s a knock on the door. A police officer tells you that you have only a few days to leave your house because it’s been foreclosed upon, maybe even only 24 hours. If you […]

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