NIE number and NIF Numbers On arriving in Spain, one of the first things that we recommend you do is to apply for your “Foreigner´s tax Identfication Number – NIE “  – número de Identificación de Extranjero. You will need it for pretty much everything, from buying a car and a house, to registering with a doctor, getting a job or starting up your own company. It is much like the UK...

Building costs in Spain:

Building costs in Spain can often be less than the price of buying a villa – and the results can be well worth the effort. But of course, the cost of building a house in Spain varies wildly depending on what it is you’re looking for

Buying land in Spain safely: what you need to know

Considering buying land in Spain for your dream villa project? While this is undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest, and most exciting, decisions of your life, there is a laundry list of things you need to be aware of before you take the plunge – especially if you’re not familiar with Spanish regulations.

Questions to Ask Your Architects About Their Experience

Questions to ask your architects about their professional experience. This blog post is one of a series of three. The other two are “Questions to ask your Architect about your project” and “Questions to ask your Architect about their Fees”. Given the importance of this role don't hold back. ASK FOR REFERENCES Ask for references and ask if you can take them up. The Spanish don’t do...

How to Avoid Cost Overrun when Building a House in Spain

Where would Kevin McCloud be without cost overrun? “NO WHERE!” I hear you cry. What with cost overrun and the builder going bust, winter coming on, and nowhere to live but the caravan…….. and the baby on the way……. We wouldn’t watch it if it weren’t for the drama. And its fine for the telly but not for us…….right? No in our lives we DO NOT like cost overrun.

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