Buying property in Spain


By MLDirector of Alanda Properties September marks the end of the summer and the start of autumn. Autumn is the high season for property purchases. Traditionally the best months for property sales are September, October, and November. As we have highlighted in multiple articles over the last two years, there is a property boom going […]

Luxury rentals explained


By MLDirector of Alanda Properties You are probably aware of Spain’s Tenancy Act (LAU, in Spanish). You will have likely heard that all long-term rental contracts in Spain are subject to the LAU and must abide by its terms. But are they really? Spoiler: no! There are a number of rental contracts that fall outside […]

Spanish real estate chains 11 months of continued growth!


By MLDirector of Alanda Properties Spain has registered 11 months of consecutive real estate appreciation, with each month surpassing in strength the previous one, showing no signs of abating. As published in previous articles, after the Covid pandemic officially ‘ended’, property rebounded, buyers threw themselves en masse to buy property in Spain. Spanish savers collectively […]

Sotogrande, the pearl of Cadiz


By MLDirector of Alanda Properties Introduction Sotogrande, to many of us this word evokes images of unspoiled sandy white beaches, unending forested areas, superb views at dusk against a dashing blue sea, free roaming horses on green fields, and luxury secluded villas. To be honest, every time I’m there, it strongly echoes the Marbella of […]

Guide to buying property in Spain


By MLDirector of Alanda Properties You can download a complete guide on how to buy property in Spain from this link: Guide to Buy Property in Spain Contact me at Alanda Properties if you are buying or selling property on the Costa del Sol and Sotogrande. You will be surprised to learn the deals this […]

2021, best year in property sales since 2007


By ML Director of Alanda Properties As I cared to point out in all my blog posts last year, 2021 was shaping to become an exceptional year for the real estate industry. 2021 saw 565,523 house sales. We need to go back in time 14 years to witness such a good year. This is almost […]

Selling your house? List of expenses you can offset against your seller’s tax


By ML Director of Alanda Properties If you are selling property in Spain, you can greatly mitigate your seller’s Capital Gains Tax liability with all the below-listed VAT invoices and taxes: 1) On buying •    Lawyer’s fees  •    Notary fees  •    Land Registry fees  •    Taxes 2) On selling •   […]

Malaga chosen as the second best city worldwide by expats


By ML Director of Alanda Properties In a recent survey carried out by InterNations, Malaga was voted as the second best city overall to live in as a foreign resident. Madrid was ranked number 10, and Barcelona a distant 29. Malaga has become a very attractive place for foreign residents over the last decade for […]

Merry Christmas!


From the team at Alanda Properties, we wish all our clients and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Alanda will reopen for business on Friday 7th of January 2022. Martha

Andalusia extends indefinitely its tax breaks on buying property


By ML Director of Alanda Properties Andalusia approved a new law in October ’21 which has made the transitory tax breaks on buying property permanent. This means Andalusia has now become the region of Spain with the lowest taxes (along with liberal Madrid). The point being is that if you are thinking of buying a […]