In addition of complications of language and cultural differences, we understand that it can be difficult to find INDEPENDENT and IMPARTIAL professional advice in Spain.
We are multilingual PROPERTY SOLICITORS, based in Valencia on the east coast of Spain, providing a range of services to commercial and residential clients, with a reputation as professionals that can be trusted to work in a clear and HONEST manner on our clients behalf.
Protecting the interests of our clients, we comply with the requirements of the Colegio de Abogados de Valencia (Law Society of Valencia) as we are registered since 1998.
Since we are your professionals of trust, we are committed to providing you with a smooth, less stressful and secure experience with our services.
Personalised fees packages are available on request.
Marta Romero’s expertise has three basic principles:
Clarity and efficiency.
Constant and fluid updated communication to clients.
Technical and legal vision of all situations.
Marta Romero was admitted to the Valencia Bar in 1998. Marta has worked as a lawyer in Spain and England and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Catalan. Marta Romero’s office is located in Valencia, capital of the Valencia Community – where the Costa Blanca is situated.
Marta Romero is specialized in giving bilingual legal advice and legal translations in English and Spanish.Marta Romero has an international background of legal experience and works to assist the needs of investors, second home owners and expatriates in Spain, who wish to purchase or sell properties in Spain and who also needs assistance with related transactions, inheritance and other legal matters.
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Marta Romero is part of a team of lawyers specialized in different legal areas:
Conveyancing and Property Law.
Marta has an international background of legal experience and where appropiate collaborates with qualified lawyers in other legal jurisdictions, such as England and Germany, who also work in Spain.
Marta has profesional links with lawyers in the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
Purchasing property abroad and not taking detailed account of the legal implications can be time consuming, imprudent and costly. We assist clients by providing an independent legal advise with the following procedures:
Explaining to our clients how the purchase process is meant to be in Spain (incluiding distressed or bank repossessed property).
Checking ownership at the Land Registry.
Checking the legality of the property towards local urbanisation law.
Contract negotiation, providing of a bilingual agreement.
Utility contract name changes and direct debit establishment.
Bilingual tenancy agreements.
Fast efficient service for obtaining a NIE number (Spanish fiscal identification number for foreigners) and for Residency Certificate for Europeans and residency for non European citizens.
Bilingual building contracts on house renovation. Eventually, with Swedish clients, as well we deal with Skatteverket to request tax deductions – ROT – towards the building company before remodelling properties in Spain.
Bilingual assistance at Notary.
Balancing the payable fees and taxes.
Estate agent’s fees negotiation (to be done before any contact with agencies).
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
If you have assets in Spain you will need a will even though you may have a will in your own Country. This is important for the following reasons: To avoid heirs becoming involved in time consuming expensive litigation procedures in Spain and the expatriate country.To enable testators (donors) to leave their estate to whomever they choose, subject to their national legal requirements.
Marta offers her clients the following services:
A bilingual Last Will and Testament.
Assistance before a Notary Public.
Estate transfers to heirs.
Estate distribution to heirs.
This service is intended for those beneficiaries of Spanish properties or assets where the donor (owner of the property) dies either intestate – ie. no valid will was signed – or with the valid will (testament).
Accordingly, Marta offers the following services:
Obtaining the official Death Certificate copy.
Request of Will Certificates from the Spanish Central Registry of Wills.
Obtaining the Wills from the Notary Public where they were signed.
Statements from intestate heirs when no will is available.
Assisting with the acceptance procedures of the inheritence.
Distribution of the inheritance.
Registration of the new owner’s inheritence at the Land Registry.
Arrangement of payments of the Inheritance Tax levied.
Prompt and accurate translation of legal documents, eg. birth, death and marriage certificates.
Explanation of legal terms to enhance understanding where necessary.
Face to face discussions in order to resolve complex translatory matters.
Assistance at the Notary as interpreter on completion of purchase or sale of property.