As with most of our videos, the content comes from questions we are asked by clients. This one is no exception. Check out Chris Goodacre from Upsticks ten top tips for buying a house in Spain.
In this video, we cover:
Numero uno – Know the area – make sure you visit the area you intend to live at different times of the year.
Numero dos – Get someone good/you trust to do the paperwork.
Numero tres – Find out the community fees (if applicable) and what you will be paying.
Numero cuatro – Find out how much house tax (IBI) you will be paying Check out this article about IBI in Spain
Numero cinco – Electric, does the property have a good supply, what are the average bills?
Numero seis – Water, does the property have a good supply (where from?), and what are the average bills?
Numero siete – Gas, does the property use gas for hot water etc, is there a contract in place to buy the bottles or a local supplier nearby?
Numero ocho – Post, can you get post, or will you need to collect from a PO Box service? Check out this article about the post office in Spain
Numero nueve – Wood and wood pellets – can you get wood deliveries and remember to clean your chimney!
Numero diez – Get a gardener and final bits and pieces of advice.
Find out about the costs involved in buying a property in Spain here.
The information in this article was current on the date published.
Article last reviewed/updated 05.08.2022