When you have a property and other assets in Spain, at some point you will want to consider who will inherit them. Succession law in Spain means that Spanish inheritance works in a different way to that of some other countries.

Making a Spanish will can help ensure that your wishes are carried out in the way you intend. If you are due to inherit assets in Spain the process can be difficult to understand



Advice and support from day one

  • Personal attention from a specialist lawyer to advise you of the process and what you might expect.
  • A calculation of the inheritance tax payable on any assets.
  • Contact with our offices, by e-mail or by telephone.
  • Online facility to enable you to track progress at each stage.
  • Advice as the process draws to a close and you make decisions for the future.

Services after signing inheritance deed

  • Change of name and arrangements for a new bank account.
  • Change of name with utility companies and with the community of owners.
  • Registration of any changes at the Land Registry.
  • Payment of plusvalía tax for the property (local tax based on increase in the value of the land).

All legal procedures involved in inheritance

  • Speedy acquisition of inheritor’s NIE.
  • Organisation of the power of attorney in Spain or in your own country
    Obtaining a copy of the last will.
  • All sworn translations.
  • Legalisation of all foreign documents before the notary.
  • Organising the deferment of inheritance tax payment if necessary.
  • Signing the inheritance documents through a power of attorney before the Notary.
  • Organising the payment of inheritance tax.

All administrative services

  • Obtaining bank account certificates.
  • Obtaining the last will certificate.
  • Reclaiming life insurance entitlements.
  • Obtaining the town hall registration records.

Additional Services

  • Advice and assistance with the annual Spanish property taxes for inheritors
  • Documentation in preparation for the sale of the property

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