Buying a Property in the Balearic Islands

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Areas of Balearic Islands

Ibiza has something for everyone, from chilled rural living to some of the best nightclubs in Europe.

Known for its beautiful beaches, mountains and long history.

A haven for those looking for a quieter island with crystal clear seas.

Legal 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.

Latest Properties in Balearic Islands

Quiet 4 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Pollenca, Mallorca
Ref 249581
Stunning 4 bedroom modern villa, which is ideally situated within an absolutely quiet and peaceful upmarket residential area, yet just a 7 minute drive from Pollensa town. With easy road access a...
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Ref 249567
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Ref 249550
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Ref 249549
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Ref 249548
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Ref 249540
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Ref 249539
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Ref 249538
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Ref 249537
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Ref 249536
Ideally located near all amenities in a peaceful area of Mahon, is this spacious and bright 4 bedroom villa with pool and terracing. This charming property consists of a ground floor hall, fitted ...
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Ref 249505
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Lovingly Maintained 4 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view in Pollenca, Mallorca
Ref 249504
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Ref 249503
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Ref 249502
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Ref 249478
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Ref 249477
In excellent condition throughout, this beautiful and luxurious 5 bedroom home enjoys ultimate peace and privacy and is situated within a picturesque valley location within the Pollensa countryside...
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Ref 249473
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Ref 249424
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Ref 249399
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Ref 249398
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