Mijas Real Estate
This coastline enjoys a gentle climate, brilliant sunshine and protection by high mountains from the cold winter wind. Set on the southern shore of Spain's mainland the average temperature along the Costa del Sol is 18°C. In winter it never freezes and seldom drops below IO°C and in summer reaches 30°C, but with refreshing sea breezes cooling the atmosphere on very hot days. With only about 30 days' rainfall per annum, it is an ideal climate for the active and those who prefer to lie in the sun.
South Spain has been deeply involved with many civilisations and many famous historical sites remain. Ancient towns have been settled by most of the Mediterranean peoples over the centuries, leaving a mixture of Christian and Moslem cultures. It has a coastline fringed with mountains and beautiful valleys, unspoilt villages and miles of natural beaches stretching from Malaga to Gibraltar and Cadiz. The land rises sharply from the sea to the mountains giving a perfect setting for the development of properties with wonderful views.
Mijas is so picturesque that it has produced an excessive surge of excursions. A visit nevertheless is worthwhile. The setting is typical rural Andalusia - the impeccably whitewashed little streets, the small squares perfectly suited to the village and the two modest Mudéjar-style churches.
Numerous sports facilities are available including tennis, cycling, golf and a wide range of water sports. There is also an aqua park 'Aqualand' in Mijas along with a large selection of fine restaurants and an open air theatre which hosts many cultural events during the summer months.
One way to enjoy viewing Mijas is by taking a ride in the popular "donkey taxis".
Guide to the Spanish Buying Process
1. Putting down a Holding Deposit
On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner. This part of the process is not binding. We would recommend using an independent English speaking legal advisor. Once a purchase price has been agreed, normally a holding or reserve deposit will be required to ensure the property is removed from the market. The sum required will vary between properties and will be based on the purchase price. A time limit for the preagreement to be signed will be arranged and there will also be legal checks to be made.
2. Setting up a Pre-agreement (Contrato privado de compraventa)
The pre-agreement will set out the conditions under which the Buyer and Seller agree to complete the purchase of the property and the price they have agreed upon. Relevant details will generally be included for example the property details, purchase price and the date for completion. A deposit will be required at this point, this will vary, but will generally be 10% of the agreed price. This agreement will include a penal clause if the sale does not go through. If the seller pulls out of the sale your compensation will be double the deposit you have paid, but if you decide not to go through with the sale then your deposit will be lost. Certain checks will need to be made before signing the contract, checks should be made against the title of the property, mortgage status and if the property has any debts held against it. The planning status should also be looked into. These conditions can be varied by the seller and the buyer and other types of agreement can be made.
3. The Contract (Escritura de compraventa)
Before a non-Spanish purchaser can buy a Spanish property they will need to have set up a Spanish bank account and obtained a Spanish tax number (NIE). The completion will take place in the presence of a Notary Public. This is a Spanish public official, by law the deed of sale must be witnessed by a Notary Public. You will also need your own independent, expert legal advisor to act on your behalf. On Completion the buyer must pay the balance, that is the price agreed after the deposit has been deducted, plus any other fees on the completion date. Both buyer and seller must sign the Escritura de compraventa contract, (this is the Spanish equivalent of the title deeds). The title deeds (escritura) will be given to the buyer, this will be done in the presence of a Notary Public, they will certify that the transfer has taken place. The tax office will be sent a copy and the property registry will be informed of the transfer.
IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.
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