A residential property transaction could be one of the most important financial decisions you will probably embark on in your life. Therefore, it is essential to seek legal advice from someone experienced in property law. Giving proficient legal advice involves complete understanding of what the client wants to achieve, the checking of all relevant documents and information, being knowledgeable of the law principles or researching finer points of law in the client’s advantage.

When investing in a property or transferring ownership there are certain aspects that are going to vary in respect of the law within the legal system you move in and law changes and amendments need to be taken into consideration.

We offer efficient, convenient, and cost-effective conveyancing services to clients across the world. Lia Lawyers will guide you during the whole process of buying or selling your property in Spain.

It is important to request the services of an independent conveyancing solicitor that will objectively analyse your case and knows the area. The experienced professionals working within Lia Lawyers have been based in the Costa Blanca (Alicante) area for more than thirty years.

One of the main phases of the conveyancing process involves your solicitor examining the draft contract (that might not observe the basic legal requirements when drafted by a real estate agency), other supporting documents provided by the other party’s solicitors or real estate agency, and other related parties; subsequently, the verification at the Land Registry of the documentation provided and the issuing of a legal report covering all angles and information before any reservation document is signed.

In Spain, it is not compulsory to obtain a structural survey determining the physical condition of the property before signing the title deed; In the event that you wished to obtain this assessment you should inform your solicitors so they can make the necessary arrangements.

If you make the right decision of appointing the services of an expert conveyancer you can most certainly expect to receive the appropriate guidance and assistance also when negotiating a mortgage with different bank entities (guiding you to avoid disproportionate bank commissions and other related coordination issues) up to the very moment the mortgage deed is signed in front of a Public Notary; essential figure of the Spanish Legal System, unknown to clients of certain nationalities.

What can we do for you when you purchase a property?

  • Make sure that all legal requirements are met at all stages.
  • Provide advice in the signing of any power of attorney tailoring the needs of our client to every specific situation.
  • Assist in the application for the fiscal identification number for foreigners, better known as NIE number.
  • For properties in areas of military influence, we can help in obtaining the required authorisation.
  • Verify all the necessary certificates and licences involved in the construction of the property.
  • Prepare building work certificate deeds.
  • Searches at the Land Registry to confirm the ownership of the property and the existence of any mortgages, charges, or burdens.
  • Drafting of the private purchase/sale contract to make sure the buyer’s/seller’s rights are protected and there are no surprises at a later stage.
  • Signing of the relevant deeds of purchase or sale by means of power of attorney if required.
  • Request a draft of the title deed at the Notary’s office to provide our client with a detailed explanation in their own language of the contents of the document for a complete understanding.
  • The assistance of an interpreter if clients wish to be present at the Notary at the time of the purchase/sale signing of deeds.
  • Any taxes associated to the transaction are dealt with by our skilled personnel.
  • Supervision and control of the registration of the title deeds at the Land Registry.
  • If necessary, negotiation of mortgages on your behalf. We can sign the mortgage deed and provide translation services.
  • Provide advice in the contracting of any type of insurance policies (legal, home, health, etc.)

Offer a friendly, up-to-date, efficient, reliable, and open-minded service. Because buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, it is important that you get expert advice; legal expertise and diligence is well worth the cost.


Power of Attorney is a document in which an individual appoints someone to serve as his Attorney-in-Fact or as his agent. This individual may handle the financial affairs of such a person as if the agent or Attorney-in-Fact owned the property himself.


The Apostille is attached to your original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will be accepted in one of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.