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Almeria Spanish Properties Family run business since 1995
Useful Information A nota simple is a legal document you will often hear in Spain. In this short post we give a brief outline on what it is and why it is so useful. It’s important for a host of reasons and applies to a large number of cases. Simply put, it is one of the most important documents used in the Spanish property conveyancing process. Definition A nota simple is an official land registry report that gives a brief property description, it’s boundaries, ownership details, and if there are any charges or liens against it. When is a nota simple required? Buying property. Selling property. Letting property. Applying for a mortgage loan. Asset-hunting. Matrimonial proceedings. Inheritance proceedings. Debt recovery. Law Enforcement Agencies seeking ill-gotten assets in Spain. What information can be found in a nota simple? Current ownership. Type of ownership (freehold, leasehold, rustic, urban, VPO, etc.) General property description. Boundaries. Charges, debts, easements, or encumbrances. Other. Who needs a nota simple? Matrimonial proceedings: tracing Spanish property ownership of an opponent party. Inheritance proceedings: tracing Spanish assets of a deceased. Debt recovery: trace assets in Spain belonging to individuals or companies, seize them legally (separate legal service applies, ask us). Buying, selling, or renting property in Spain: Find out if a property has charges, liens, encumbrances, long term tenants, if the vendor is who he really says he is (avoid sale or rental scams), if a property is classified as rural or urban, if it has legal proceedings against it under way, embargoed, outstanding taxes, outstanding community fees, legal limitations, etc. Loan applications: if you are applying for a (mortgage) loan on a property you will be asked for an updated nota simple. Services available to our clients Change of contracts Empadromiento Opening a bank account Assistence with Resdencias, obtaining a NIE Tranaslation Payments to The Town Hall Assistence with taxes