Congratulations, you have found a buyer for your Spanish property! You should now instruct a lawyer to represent you in the sale, particularly if you are non-resident in Spain.
To secure the deal, your appointed lawyer will require from you a long list of documents you should have ready at hand. These documents will then be forwarded to the buyer, or his legal representative, as they are necessary to prepare a due diligence. Following this, the next step would be to sign the all-important Private Purchase Contract.
The below list is thought only for non-resident sellers acting as physical persons. If the seller is a holding company, there would be additional documents that need to be handed over to a buyer, or his representative.
Selling a property may at times be a daunting prospect for sellers; to save yourself time, stress and aggravation it is most advisable a seller pre-empts this by collating the below list well ahead of time. You’re welcome.
- Fully scanned copy of your purchase Title Deed
- Scanned copy of a Nota Simple
- Copies of your national ID, passport and valid NIE Number certificate. A duplicate NIE certificate may be required at times by notaries if your certificate has expired (the assigned number never changes)
- Copy of recent utility invoices (water & electricity)
- Copy of IBI tax invoices for the previous 4 years
- Copy of Refuse Charge (Basura, in Spanish) for the previous 4 years
- Energy Performance Certificate
- Licence of First Occupation
- Community of Owner’s administrator contact details
- Scanned copies of the minutes of the last three General Assemblies (Junta General Ordinaria, in Spanish)
- Community of Owner’s Certificate stating the property is not in arrears
- Spanish fiscal residency certificate (to avoid a 3% retention on the sales proceeds on selling).
- Copy of Power of Attorney, if instructing a lawyer
- If renting out, a copy of the signed lease agreement