Discover the Updated Property Buying Costs in Spain for 2024

Revolte Consulting
19 January 2024

Embarking on the journey of purchasing a property in Spain in 2024? Delve into the comprehensive details of associated expenses provided by Revolte Consulting.

Whether you're an expat transitioning to life abroad or a seasoned investor, understanding the financial landscape is crucial. Alongside the property's price tag, factor in various taxes and fees, including property tax in Spain and additional mortgage expenses. Let's navigate through the taxes and fees landscape for 2024.

When acquiring property in Spain, a mortgage isn't the sole significant expenditure. To avoid unforeseen financial burdens, meticulous calculations are imperative. Generally, Spanish banks finance up to 80% of the property's value for primary residences, necessitating a minimum 20% deposit. Beyond this, additional expenses such as valuation, notary, registry fees, and taxes must be considered. Experts recommend maintaining reserves of 10% to 12%, varying based on location and property type, on top of the mortgage deposit. These are mandatory costs entwined with property acquisition, irrespective of mortgage necessity.

Let's dissect the costs involved in purchasing property in Spain:

Notary Fees: Vital for both new and pre-owned property transactions, notary fees are regulated by the state and typically range between 600 to 875 euros, contingent on the property's value.

Land Registry Charges: Registering property deeds incurs fixed fees determined by property value, usually falling within the 400 to 700 euro range.

Tax Implications: The buyer must allocate funds for Spanish taxes, dependent on property price and new or second-hand status.

For new property acquisitions, Value-Added Tax (VAT) is levied at 10% of the property price. Additionally, a Documented Legal Acts tax (AJD) is applicable.

For pre-owned homes, the Property Transfer Tax (ITP) varies by region but generally ranges between 6% to 10%.

An Adviser: Opting for a "gestor" to handle tax settlements and paperwork, especially beneficial for non-Spanish speakers, is an optional yet recommended expense, typically costing around 300 euros.

Additional Mortgage Charges: Regardless of mortgage necessity, buyers should anticipate supplementary fees, which can differ for non-residents.

Property Valuation: Mortgage applicants are required to pay for property valuation by a surveyor, varying between 250 to 600 euros, contingent on property type and valuation.

Opening Fees: Some banks impose fees for account or mortgage initiation, ranging up to 2% of the loaned capital.

What are the Total Costs? Expect total expenses and taxes to amount to 10% to 12% of the property price, subject to regional variations.

Navigating the Pitfalls: Be vigilant of legal complexities, scams, and market fluctuations inherent in Spanish property transactions. Engage with reputable professionals and conduct thorough due diligence to mitigate risks effectively.

As you embark on your quest for the perfect Spanish abode, remember that Revolte Consulting is here to guide you through every step of the process. Explore your dream home with confidence, knowing you have expert support at your disposal.

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