Author Archives: Daniel Martinez

About Daniel Martinez

Born and Educated in London to Postgraduate level in Forensic Science (Kings College London). Then joined Guys Hospital at what was formally known as the National Poisons Unit. Here my career developed as a Registered Clinical Scientist & Senior Forensic Toxicologist with specialist research in the field of SSRI´s,SNRI´s and Cyanide analysis in post-mortem cases. After 10 years service decided to make a drastic change and move to Malaga, Spain. With the move came a complete career change, Here, I joined the Real Estate sector specializing for many years in the area of Benalmadena. Havent looked back since and enjoy my new profession, providing my clients with a professional, legal & safe property sales service second to none.

Important Tax Changes Affecting Some Property Vendors for 2015-In Andalucia,Spain

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Personal Income Tax Reform: what you need to do before the 31st December 2014 This is the time when you need to think about how to pay less tax when submitting your next Income Tax Return. Enjoy tax benefits which … Continue reading

Latest Laws on Residency in Spain- May 2013

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Residency After- Property Purchase over 500.000€ – Creating Employment etc In May of 2013, the government detailed a new law which would aid residency in Spain. However, these laws are ultimately aiming at recovery of the economy in Spain.  For … Continue reading

Sale of Apartments in Benalmadena-Most of Our Current stock has Sold!!

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Dear Readers, We have updated the availability of Apartments which were for sale in Benalmadena Costa. Most have now sold, you can check some of the availabilty at http://http://propertybenalmadena.com/apartments_for_sale_in_benalmadena_costa We will do our best to replenish our portfolio with some … Continue reading

Change in Law for Residency for Russian,Chinese etc

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Spain looks to be changing its laws in relation to application for residency for countries such as Russia,China,Middle East, Egypt,South America etc.  If the new regulations come into place it would mean that property purchased over the value of 160.000€ … Continue reading

Tax Benefits of Purchasing in 2012

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The government announced this year that anyone purchasing a property before 2013 will be entitled to a 50% discount on Capital Gains tax when they come to sell in the future. Also those who are fiscal tax residents and purchase … Continue reading

Increase of PurchaseTax for 2013

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This is only currently applicable to New developments/promotions. i.e properties that are being sold for the first time.  This puchase tax is NOT the standard ITP (impuesto de Tramisiones Patrimoniales) BUT is actually IVA (VAT).  The central government announced that … Continue reading

Lawyers-Solicitors in Spain

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Do you Need a Lawyer/Solicitor When Buying or Selling? In Spain , you may sometimes come across estate agents who may advise you not to use a lawyer , they may say it is simply not necessary and they actually … Continue reading

After Purchase Checklist

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After your Purchase, it would be advisable that you follow the following checklist to be sure that you can enjoy your new home in the best possible way. Change the locks Direct Debit your Community fees Direct Debit IBI tax … Continue reading