Spanish Powers of Attorney

When are they used and what are they?

Powers of Attorney are frequently used in Spanish property transactions when people cannot travel to Spain to sign the relevant paperwork and therefore decide to appoint a Spanish lawyer, their spouse or a friend to act on their behalf. This approach can be used whether you are buying or selling Spanish property or you are due to inherit Spanish property.

Once signed by you, the document gives authority to the named third party to carry out specific actions in Spain such as completing the sale or purchase by signing Transfer documentation (Escritura de Compraventa), handling bank accounts, spending and receiving money or taking out a mortgage or loan.

In order to be accepted in Spain, the document must be prepared in Spanish and English and signed by you in the presence of a UK Notary. The document must then be legalised with the Apostille of the Hague Convention.

As part of our service we can:-

• Draft the Power of Attorney document in Spanish and in English
• Send the draft document to the Spanish Notary for approval before you are put to the trouble of signing it
• It does not matter where you are in the UK because we will arrange for you to sign the document before a Notary Public local to you
• We will contact a few Notaries near you for their quotes and will instruct the cheapest
• We will then arrange for you to attend the Notary's office in the UK to sign the document
• Once signed by you and notarised, we will arrange for the document to be legalised with the Apostille of the Hague Convention, so that it is accepted in Spain

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