Category Archives: Legislation

Changes to legislation affecting expats and investors abroad.

How to find the perfect holiday home


It may be love at first sight. You may have had no intention of purchasing a holiday home, yet, here you are, looking at photos on an overseas estate agency website, picturing yourself relaxing by the pool. But, as with … Continue reading

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French Wealth Tax Changes Welcomed by British Expats


British expats are welcoming changes to French wealth tax as of 1st January 2018, which previously implicated property buyers across the Channel. Back in October 2017, President Macron’s reforms of this notorious wealth tax passed into law and have now … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Property Tax in Portugal


Are you thinking of moving to Portugal but are worried about tax? We have everything you need to know about property tax in Portugal, and how it is actually benefitting overseas property buyers…

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Spanish Law Specialist Offers Advice on All Things Property


The Spanish property market is enjoying yet another successful month, after eight consecutive quarters of house price growth. This indisputably positive trend is making Spanish property an attractive investment option once again. As such, Spanish law specialist Fuster & Associates … Continue reading

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Timeshare Property Owners Fight Against Void Contracts


Many timeshare property owners in Gran Canaria and mainland Spain have fought against illegal, void contracts and won their cases this year, according to a new report. Timeshare.lawyer, a legal division of leading timeshare advice company SellMyTimeshare.tv, reports that timeshare … Continue reading

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How Will the Brexit Affect Overseas Property Owners?


This morning brought the news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union. With 51.9% of the vote, the British public decided that the UK is stronger alone. So how will the Brexit affect owners of overseas property?

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The Rules of Renting Out a Spanish Holiday Home


Many people that purchase a holiday home in Spain consider renting it out to tourists when they are not using the property themselves. This can be an effective way of earning a healthy income, but beware – there are certain … Continue reading

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Property Owners in France Must Fit Smoke Alarms


From 8th March, all homes in France, whether owner-occupied or rental, must be fitted with smoke alarms. Under the new law, the obligation to install detectors also applies to owners of second homes. The Europe Consumer Centre France advises: “If … Continue reading

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Buying a property in Italy?


Are you looking at purchasing a holiday home or investment property in Italy? Make sure you follow a number of vital steps to turn your dream into a tangible reality! Make a clear offer-This sounds simple but when you come … Continue reading

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French Homeowner Taxes Explained


If you are thinking of moving to France or have recently made the move, you must understand the two types of council tax in the country. While two types of council tax may seem like bad news, the good news … Continue reading

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