European Citizen


As a European citizen, you have the right to buy a property in Spain without restrictions. However, there are some steps you should follow to ensure a smooth and safe purchase. Here's a guide to buying a property in Spain:

  1. Find a reputable real estate agent: It's important to work with a trustworthy and experienced real estate agent who knows the local market and can help you find the right property.

  2. Get a Spanish tax number: To buy a property in Spain, you will need to obtain a Spanish tax identification number (NIE). You can get this by applying in person at a Spanish embassy or consulate or through a Spanish legal representative.

  3. Research the property: Once you find a property you like, do your due diligence by researching it's history, ownership, and any potential issues. A reputable real estate agent can help you with this process.

  4. Make an offer: If you decide to proceed with the purchase, make an offer to the seller through your real estate agent. Once the offer is accepted, you will need to sign a reservation contract and pay a deposit (usually around 10% of the purchase price).

  5. Hire a lawyer: It's important to have a Spanish lawyer who can guide you through the legal aspects of the purchase, including the preparation of the sale contract and the completion of the transaction.

  6. Get a mortgage (if necessary): If you need financing to buy the property, you can apply for a mortgage through a Spanish bank or lender. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the mortgage before signing the agreement.

  7. Sign the sale contract: Once all the legal and financial requirements are met, you will sign the sale contract and pay the remaining balance of the purchase price.

  8. Register the property: The final step is to register the property with the Spanish Land Registry. Your lawyer can help you with this process.

By following these steps, you can ensure a smooth and safe purchase of a property in Spain.