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[17 jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
INCREASE OF THE VAT AN OTHER TAX MEASURES REGARDING THE PROPERTY IN SPAIN

The Spanish Government, particularly Mr Cristobal Montoro, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced last Friday 13th of July that, from the 1st of January 2013, will apply a VAT of 10% (of the declared value of the property) to new properties, with regard to the current 4%.
 
During the press conference after the Council of Ministers, the Chancellor has recalled that the application of the reduced VAT (4%) for the purchase of a property had an “expiry date”, that the Government has stated today for the beginning of 2013.
Mr Montoro has …

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[12 abr 2012 | No Comment | ]
TAX EXEMPTION WHEN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY IN SPAIN

The Spanish Constitution and the regulations (tax and social) developed thereof, regarding the protection of the elderly, guarantee that the elderly will receive a comprehensive system of care and protection that promotes and enhances the wellbeing of this section of the population, within which this article highlights the area of economic protection.
The purpose of this type of protection is to formulate a system of regulations that provide the elderly with the necessary economic resources, which will contribute towards their independence and improve their quality of life.
As principle provisions or benefits …

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[19 ene 2012 | No Comment | ]
OBTAINING THE FIRST OCCUPATION LICENSE

We have recently known, through our clients’ consultations, of the situation that most of the owners of La Axarquía area suffer, which comes from the lack of a License of First Occupation on their properties, particularly, regarding those problems with contract the supplies, such as the electricity supply for their first time or for its restoration, after being cut off by the electricity company (i.e. end of construction site temporary power).
 
The License of First Occupation is a certificate issued by the town hall that confirms that a newly-built property fully complies with …

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[30 jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
NEW URBAN SCENE IN LA AXARQUIA

Due to the urban complexity that most of the municipalities of La Axarquía are immersed because of the Spanish local elections held in May, the changes in the local governments could mean changes in the way of managing each municipality and in the solutions that such local governments could propose in view of the complex urban development in this area.
We have to take into account that, nowadays, most of the municipalities are working in the production and approval of their new General Plans for Urban Zoning (PGOU) to adapt them …

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[10 may 2011 | No Comment | ]
CURB ON “FLOOR CLAUSES” IN MORTGAGE LOANS

On the 30 September 2010, Court no. 2 of Seville gave judgment declaring the “floor clause” introduced by the respondent entities Spanish bank BBVA, Saving Banks Cajamar and Caja de Ahorros de Galicia in the mortgage loan deeds formalised with them abusive and therefore null and void, for considering that the minimum threshold interest rates set by them are abusive and detrimental for the consumer.
Although the judgment has been appealed by the three financial entities mentioned, the Court has ordered the provisional application of the resolution. Therefore, as from …

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[3 nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
THE DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE RUSTICS LANDS OF ANDALUCIA

Following the news published recently in a local newspaper, the Provincial Courts of Jaén cancelled the demolition of a two storey house and its swimming pool that were built on rustic ground. This house had the circumstance that its grounds invade part of the bank of a river.
There are currently a series of penal judiciary procedures opened all over Andalucía for crimes against the zoning law due to houses built without license on common rural grounds, that is to say, grounds which lack specific protection.
It must be clearly stated …

C&D Solicitors / Abogados is an Andalucian law firm that mainly operates in the eastern part of the Malaga province
known as the Axarquia (Nerja, Velez-Malaga, Torre del Mar, Viñuela, Frigiliana, Competa, Rincón de la Victoria, etc.).