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28 Jul I have a mortgage with bank for my company-owned house in Spain, can I get compensation for an unlawful “floor clause”

No, you cannot. As a Juridical person (i.e. a Mercantile Company) your company does not have the profile of a consumer according to the law. Consumers or users according to the law are the natural persons who act with a purpose outside their business, commercial...

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12 Apr The president of our owner’s community says surveillance security cameras cannot be placed outside our house according to Spanish law, is he right?

No, he is not. Video surveillance cameras in buildings owned by community of owners need a formal agreement approved on a general meeting by a majority of 60% of the owners, and such agreement makes the payment of the costs compulsory for everyone. As it...

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05 Aug Could I include testamentary partitions and clauses on my Spanish Will permitted by my national Law even if they are not permitted by the Spanish Law?

Yes, you can, since the rule in Spain is that the law applicable is the one corresponding to your nationality at the time of the decease whatever the nature or location of the assets is. Furthermore, if the Will included terms and clauses in accordance...

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16 Dec My brother married to a polish citizen is living in Spain for more than one and half year. When can he apply for nationality?

In order that any non Spanish national becomes a Spanish national they must reside in Spain for a period of ten years minimum (there are a few exceptions like oficial refugees or nationals of Spanish South America, Andorra, Philippines, Republic of Equatorial Guiena, Portugal, Sephardies…all...

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16 Dec Do the beneficiaries of a Trust created abroad by a grandmother, non Spanish resident, have to pay tax in Spain for the funds or assets they are from time to time receiving in Spain from that trust, why, how and when? (01/12/2009)

  (From a recent binding official reply to a formal consultation made to the Spanish Central Tax Office)   The legal arrangement of the Trust is not recognized as such by the Spanish legal system. The Convention of The Hague internationally applicable to the Trust and its recognition...

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