General Spanish legal matters

20 Mar HAS THE INHERITANCE TAX BEEN ELIMINATED IN ANDALUSIA? YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING?

The tax has not been eliminated and it continues in force. However, a reduction for close relatives from 1-1-2018 is applied, amounting to one million euros (1,000,000 euros), for inheritance or legacy acquisitions (mortis causa), including those of the beneficiaries of life insurance policies.  This...

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05 Feb HOW DOES THE EXTRAJUDICIAL PROCEDURE WORK TO RECOVER THE UNDULY PAID MONEY FOR ABUSIVE SOIL CLAUSES IN BANK MORTGAGES?

1) Initiation of the process – It is compulsory for all banks to take the necessary measures to comply with the extrajudicial procedure. – Claims by individuals or consumers in front of the bank may be submitted (since a year ago). – The banks must make available to...

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15 Jan My house in Spain was built about ten years ago and has serious construction defects, can I claim the builder? When and in what cases?

1) The responsibility of ten years obliges the builder, or any of the agents that intervened in the work (builder, architect, surveyor, contractor, etc.) and requires the necessary concurrence of two requirements, in such a way that the absence of one of them would impede...

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20 Oct Do I have to make any special procedures to execute in Spain a judgement of a court in another country in Europe?

Not any more. At least, in principle. When in January 2015 the Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters within the European Union came into force, In articles 36 and 37 reads the following: <Member State shall be recognised...

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