• Spain’s holiday rental laws By chris22 on October 1, 2018 | 0 comment

    According to the Tourist Movement on Borders agency, Frontur, Spain received 13.7 million international visitors during the first quarter of 2018, a 6% increase on 2017 figures. With 1.4 million visitors choosing to stay in holiday rental accommodation, a healthy increase of 7% year-on-year, and that’s just the official figures. Taking into account that many short stay homes remain unregistered in Spain, we expect the actual figure to be much higher. It’s been five years since the Spanish government excluded holiday rentals from the LAU (Ley Arrendamientos Urbano) and delegated the task of regulating the industry to its 17 regional governments. There are only a couple of the 17 autonomous communities that as yet haven’t regulated holiday rental accommodation. Find out the latest status in our region…: VALENCIAN COMMUNITYIs it regulated? Yes under the original Decreto 92/2009 which was updated in 2015 Decreto 75/2015 Since: July 2009, with the last amendment in May 2015 Essentials: Owners must wait until they have registered to start rental activity, and have to start renting within two months of registration. Points to watch out for: If you manage five or more properties you must register as a Tourist Company. Further applications for registration in the districts of Ciutat Vella are suspended, whilst […]

  • Spanish Holiday Rental Taxation for non-resident Landlords By chris22 on September 3, 2018 | 0 comment

    The beginning of 2018 saw fresh changes to the way in which buy-to-let landlords are being taxed in Spain. Not paying your taxes is no longer an option – you could be facing huge fines, when the Spanish Tax Office (AEAT) finds out you are letting your property, whether you are resident or a non-resident landlord, and fail to report your rental income. A tax advisor or accountant will be able to tell you, just how much you can save in tax with the latest changes in taxation rules. Broadly speaking, the changes are these: You will qualify for landlord tax relief, if you are a resident of the EU or wider EEA area. You must attain a tax residency certificate from your home country, to prove that you are tax payer in that country, and a non-resident landlord in Spain. Why? On 1st January 2018, the Common Reporting Standard, of CRS, came into force in Spain. More than 100 countries in the EEA singed up to the CRS agreement in an effort to reduce tax evasion. In essence, there will now be an automatic exchange of fiscal information between these countries on individual taxpayers. The United Kingdom and Spain […]

  • Pros and Cons Short Term / Long Term Rentals (New Law) – Flexible Property Market .. By chris22 on December 17, 2013 | 0 comment

    LEGAL NEWS Pros and cons of short and long term rentals under the new law The recently approved Tenancy Act makes several important changes to earlier legislation. These changes include the obligation to have the new energy performance certificate and a reduction in the legally mandatory rental periods. We will analyse the advantages and drawbacks of leasing a property for more than five years or less than one. In this regard, it is important to remember that under the new law legally mandatory rental periods will be shorter. Up until now the legally mandatory rental period for long-term rents was five years, but it has now been reduced to three years. After these three years have expired, the contract may automatically be renewed, provided both parties are in agreement, and this tacit renewal has been reduced from three years to one year. Tenants benefit from this change since they can vacate the property without being penalised. However, it may lead to insecure tenancies, as landlords can terminate the contract after the first three-year period has finished. This new law therefore makes it easier for tenants to vacate the property, and also makes it easier for landlords to regain possession of […]

  • Villasvalencia offers over 1.000 properties to buy and for rent By chris22 on September 8, 2013 | 0 comment

    Villasvalencia offers over 1.000 properties to buy and for rent Find the right property for you (according to the official Spanish property registry office) Probably the most difficult part of acquiring a property is choosing the right one. For this reason it is necessary to take time to: – Compare what is on the market -Understand in detail the tax situation of the property -Find out the legal position of the property. There are different ways of looking for a property, eitheer alone or using the service of an Estate Agent who looks for you. In this case you should be aware that: > An Estate Agents is an intermediary between the vendor and the buyer, who puts them in contact with eachother, and if they agree they sign a contract. It must be understood that it is not the Estate Agent who is selling the property. > In general the Agent is instructed by the seller and therefore will normally receive their payment of fees from the vendor. > Some Estate Agents offer extra services, i.e. mortgages, specific notary, lawyer servives etc… The purchaser is in no way obliged to use any of these services. > If you found […]

  • Rentals By chris22 on September 8, 2013 | 0 comment

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  • Why Learn Spanish with Jokes – during Covid-19 By chris22 on May 16, 2020 | 0 comment

    Whether you like your jokes laugh-out-loud funny or cringe-worthy, you’ll need a good grasp of the Spanish language to get these jokes. But understanding the humor of a whole different language is about more than just knowledge of said language—it’s about getting the culture. In other words, if you find the jokes below funny, then you know you not only got the language, but also the cultural humor. And that’s an impressively deep understanding of Spanish! Jokes can show you how to take your knowledge of words and turn it into true understanding. (1) A: La nueva cocinera es un sol. (The new cook is a ray of sunshine.) B: ¿Cocina bien? (Does she cook well?) A: No, lo quema todo. (No, she burns everything.) For this one I translated the meaning literally in English. We don’t use the phrase “ray of sunshine” the same way un sol is used in Spanish. Un sol is someone who’s “a doll” in English. Of course, the pun here is that the sun burns everything, just like the cook. Clever, clever.  (2)Un hombre va al circo en busca de empleo. (A man went to the circus to find a job.) El director le pregunta: (The boss asked him:) “¿Y usted qué sabe hacer?” (What do you know how to do?) […]

  • Valencia : History of Money in the Prehistoric Museum of Valencia By chris22 on April 2, 2020 | 0 comment

    Due to COVID-19 – this month we would like to illustrate the different formats of money used in the five continents over the course of history. All have served as means of payment or as measure of value. Coins, as we know them today, appeared in the late seventh century BC on the Greek coast of Asia Minor and have been the most widespread form of money ever since, dominating economic circuits until the introduction of banknotes in the seventeenth century and credit cards in the twentieth. The areas of the exhibition offer a broad overview of the history of money. The tour begins by presenting unique Valencian Coin Treasures such as those found in Lliria, consisting of about 6.000 Roman denarii, the extraordinary treasure of the Islamic Calle Santa Elena (Valencia), consisting of 1.940 Gold pieces dating from the late eleventh century, and the Requena, comprising 223 Spanish Gold pieces from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A selection of four exceptional pieces allow visitors to contemplate the finest Valencian coin art; an Iberian drachma from Arse, a Roman as from Valentia, a timbre from the reign of Alfonso the Magnanimous and a ducado from the reign of the Catholic […]

  • What’s happening in Spain ? By chris22 on December 3, 2019 | 0 comment

      We note what’s been happening in Spain from the latest Spanish Property Insight report – it’s dot com; do take a look. We quote a little. If you are active here, do check out the report at the site. ‘There continues to be concern at the apparent reduction of buyers’ interest. However, as with the number of agents, there are now so many developments to choose from that though there may appear to be a reduction in the number of buyers, when all are totalled, the actual numbers may not have reduced significantly.’   ‘As this is being written, we still don’t know if there will be a deal or not. The treatment of UK passport holders in Spain will mirror the treatment of Spanish resident in UK. Fortunately, we do not see the xenophobia in Spain that is reported in UK, but we still may be penalised for it.’   ‘Every time there looks like being a deal, the exchange rate ‘improves’, to the benefit of holders of sterling. The ‘rollercoaster’ still has many more rises and falls! Many buyers and sellers will be delaying until they know more of what’s happening. Brexit affects many economies throughout the […]

  • OFF-PLAN By chris22 on November 3, 2019 | 0 comment

    Off-Plan Savvy   Before committing to an off-plan purchase, you need to do your homework. ‘Find out as much as you can about the property. This includes architect plans of the property itself and the development as a whole; price lists for the different types of property; lists of materials and specifications; and whether it’s possible to change the standard specification, i.e. room layout, fixtures and fittings, finishes and colours.’   ‘Check the plans of the property carefully. On a scale drawing, it’s difficult to imagine the actual size of the rooms. Look at the show house comparing its actual sizes with what you’ll be getting based on the scale drawings. Check the list of specifications and exactly what these include. The list should be comprehensive, right down to the materials used for roofing and pipes and the colours of walls, doors, windows and tiles.’   ‘Check the orientation of the property. To secure a sale, a sales representative will often happily promise you sea views, for example, but you can only be sure of this if you check the plans of the whole development to find out where your property lies in relation to the sea.’ More? Email back […]

  • Savills Report : Valencia – Spain By chris22 on October 1, 2019 | 0 comment

    Valencia / Spain – A BRIGHTER FUTURE Spain is the second most-visited country in the world after France. From its wonderful food and climate to its vibrant cities, culture and history, there are many reasons why people move to Spain for a more permanent stake in the country. The hardships faced by Spain following the Global Financial Crisis are now in the past. The future looks bright as the country’s property market registers increasing numbers of transactions, steadily growing prices and more construction. Following nearly a decade when practically no residential homes were built, construction activity is increasing. This is mainly in the key cities, but also across the country. This is forecast to increase as more residential permits are granted. There is growing interest from international buyers, especially from countries in Latin America that share cultural and historical links with Spain. In a global context, Spain’s prime city markets offer value for money and more growth potential than other world cities. The country’s status as a top visitor destination, coupled with the high-quality life and low cost of living it offers, will continue to attract buyers and underpins Spain’s lasting appeal. Valencia Valencia is Spain’s third largest city, the […]

  • We always work with a legal Notary…. By chris22 on September 2, 2019 | 0 comment

    Spain is still very popular .  And now’s the time when many are in Spain with money burning a hole in their pocket! So, let’s re-run a piece ……..   Know Your Rights Before they start their overseas property search, buyers need to know what their rights are and what will be needed from them during the sales process. They need to know about all costs and taxes related to the property purchase as well as social security rights, personal tax implications, education rights (if they have children) and employment rights. Ask about the community charge; maintenance costs must be considered especially when buying within resorts. Also ask about the property developer and their portfolio. Even if you are buying a resale property, you will be able to access more information about the quality of the developer’s work.   Beware The Warning Signs The warning signs to avoid when viewing property overseas are many. The conditions of the community – When buying a property within a community, even more important than the condition of the property itself is the condition of the communal areas. A healthy community will always keep the value of your property while an unhealthy community could […]

  • VALENCIA – Inspite Brexit – Property Prices in Valencia have risen By chris22 on July 5, 2019 | 0 comment

    Residential property prices in the Spanish port city of Valencia have risen by almost 17 %. Valencia, situated on the southeast coast and most famous for being the home of paella, is Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona, with some 800,000 inhabitants. It plays host to many arts-related attractions and cultural venues, including Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (a huge, state-of-the-art science complex set within a landscaped garden with a huge aquarium and IMAX screen), the Central Market of Valencia, Valencia Cathedral, La Lonja de la Seda (an impressively grandiose 15th century building) and L’Oceanogràfic (a vast aquarium with sharks and a dolphinarium). It’s also home to the 55,000-capacity Estadio de Mestalla, the ground of Spanish giant Valencia CF since 1923. “In 2018, sale prices for residential property rose by 17% compared to the previous year.” “Underlining the fact that Valencia is one of the up-and-coming regions, after The Balearics and Canaries, and is also one of the most popular locations for international buyers.” This strong demand from international buyers includes French, German, American and Chinese purchasers eager to invest in renovated properties either for rental or as a capital investment, with the most exclusive properties […]

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Villas Valencia offers properties in Valencia at Spanish prices. What`s more, we don`t charge the buyer (as most other agencies do). We are an English locally run estate agent company dealing with properties in a picturesque area around the city of Valencia.

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You are the only agent we dealt with your knowledge of the area and the buying process left us at ease that everything would be taken care of. - Mr & Mrs P, in Naquera

Your advice was clear and brilliant. You completely understood our requirements and objectives, facilitating our new purchase. Thank You! - Mr L, Now living in Lliria

You offered a great service from start to finish, clearly explaining all our options and helping speed everything through. You translated everything we needed quickly.

- Mr T, Second home in Montroy

Villas Valencia was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. I will and have recommended you to others. Thank you for all your referrals for building work. We love our new pool! - Sean, house in Rocafort

Thank you for all the help buying our property in Valencia. With so much to think about, you explained everything well and made it all very easy. Cant wait to move out there fully and enjoy a G & T on our balcony with you.

- Ben, house in Naquera

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