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Visitors to Javea fall in love with this beautiful part of Spain’s eastern coast, and it’s easy to see why. Javea is the perfect destination for those who yearn to be by the sea, living in an exclusive luxury home on the cosmopolitan Costa Blanca.
The combination of the rugged landscape, the fabulous range of attractions, and the idyllic mild climate make Javea an extremely appealing town for luxury property buyers looking for an upmarket villa. Javea is an intriguing mix of traditional and modern architecture, with many outstanding restaurants and bars.
The town is furthermore the ideal spot for anyone looking for an elegant property close to world-class golf courses, water sports, spas, and wellness centres, and it has a small exclusive harbour where you can rent or buy boat and yacht moorings.
Javea is conveniently close to Valencia and Alicante airports, and Ibiza is just a 3-hour boat ride away. Its perfect geographical location adds to the popularity of the municipality among property buyers who desire a unique property with a stunning Mediterranean view.
But Javea is more than just a beach resort. Its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, designer penthouses, and upscale boutiques make it an ideal destination for those wanting to enjoy a lively yet relaxing lifestyle.
Its unique blend of elegance, style, affluence, and charm has earned the town global acclaim as a prestigious prominent location to buy exclusive real estate. Inhabited by 85 different nationalities represented as living all year round in the town, indicates just how popular Javea is with international buyers.
Our agency Javea Property is a specialist luxury property agency that guarantees its clients receive the high quality of service they expect.
We believe real very estate dealing is a very individual matter. Our practice aims to provide a complete package unique to each client. Our service is based on professionalism, integrity, and discretion, and with more than 30 years of experience, you can trust us to deliver on your expectations every time.
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The process of buying a property in Spain is very different to the UK. There are a lot more pitfalls to begin with! People with be throwing around names like “Notario” and “Registro de propiedad” and it’s important to understand what it all means – Not just a simple translation, but what it actually means to buy in Spain – Here’s what to expect!
If you need a mortgage, the faster you start the ball rolling the better. It can take time in Spain! It is possible (and usually better) to get a pre-approved mortgage. This gives you a good idea of your available budget.
So, you found your property? To ensure the property is free of debt and what you see is what you are getting (missing land and other such surprises) you need a Nota Simple. This describes the property “officially” and states the legal owner. Your estate agent should supply you with this. Before you make any deposits or sign anything, it is important to ensure this is all in order.
This is the pre-agreement contract between the seller and buyer. A deposit is made (usually 10%) and both parties agree to the selling price any other conditions that have been agreed. This stops the seller changing the goal posts and or trying to back out of the deal. If they do, the seller must pay back double the 10% deposit. The buyer loses the 10% deposit if they back out. This is the “usual” agreement. In reality, the amount of deposit etc is subject to the agreement of the buyer and seller.
Once you have a “Contracto de Arras” (pre-agreement) it is time to go to the bank. This part is akin to the UK. They will send out a surveyor (Tasador) who will value the house. The cost for this can be anywhere between a few hundred and five hundred Euros. The bank will base its mortgage offer on that figure. Most Spanish banks only loan between 70% & 80% of the property value.
NOTE: While surveying the property is not legally required, if you are a cash buyer it is still a very good idea to get a full appraisal of the property from a Tasador (who is a licensed architect).
Transfers of property deeds are dealt with by the Notario in Spain. They are independent parties working for the government. They read the deed of purchase first and ensure both parties understand what has been agreed in the deed.
The seller and buyer then provide proof of identity (or power of attorney if representing either). The seller must then present his title of property and the buyer must present payment. Once all these are on the table, the seller and buyer sign the contract to change over the deeds of the property. The Notario also signs and stamps it – This is the “Firma Protocolizada”.
If the seller is an individual, the buyer must pay “Impuesto de transmisiones patrimoniales” – Otherwise known as transfer tax. Stamp duty is always payable, known as “impuesto de actos jurídicos documentados”. Transfer tax rates depend on the region and whether the property is private or commercial – It can be anywhere between six and ten percent on private property. The Stamp Tax also varies region to region. As a general guide, expect between 0.75% & 1.5%.
This is a local tax, usually paid by the seller. However, they can sometimes drop this on the buyer! The seller must hand in a copy of the deed to the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) local taxes department and inform them how many years they owned the property. The council then calculates how much is owed based on the number of years and the value of the property and posts the bill to the seller.
You must take your deeds to the nearest Land and Property Registry office (Registro de Propiedad). Most medium small towns have one. The best place to ask is the Notario. The fees for land registration are derived from the value of your property. It can be anywhere from 4% to .02%.
Now the utilities for your new home must be changed into your name. If there are any debts owing you will be liable to pay them off or they will connect the property. In Spain the utility companies just want paid and are happy to cut off utilities in a flash! So much for that new Jacuzzi!