Living in Marbella - Preparation & Costs of Property Ownwership
Life in Spain
In Spain, you will share your new home country with 47 million other people, most of them of European or Latin American descent. Many think that moving to Spain means that it will be like being in a 24/7 holiday mood. It will not be like that. However, many ex-pats have noticed that their stress levels have reduced significantly once they have acclimatized to the Spanish lifestyle.
Spain is a constitutional monarchy with King Filipe VI as the sovereign. The monachy remains popular in Spain. The country is mainly governed by the Prime Minister or President of the Government. Ex-pats may register to vote in many of elections as long as you have legal Spanish residency. Spanish people take great pride in their regional community. Living in Spain will quickly teach you that there are many differences in climate, culture, attitudes, traditions, and the local food will surprise you!
Buying in Marbella
Buying property in Spain is now more popular than ever, with increasing
numbers of expats following their dream in purchasing a holiday home, buying
property to rent out or moving permanently to the sun. The British love the
pleasant, healthy climate.
More about Buying Property in Marbella
Property Expenses when Living in Marbella
When living in Marbella, you'll need to take the following
expenses into consideration:
- Urbanizacion and Community Fees
- Local Rates - Patrimonia
- Property Tax (IBI)
- Water and Electricity
- Tax on Rental Income
- Fiscal Representative
More on Marbella Property Expenses.
Administration and Finance
Before you step onto the property ladder you'll need to arrange for a number
of documents to be suplied to your Spanish bank in order to facilitate
a smooth transaction.
More about Administration and Finance of Property
Renting your Home in Andalucia
You must be registered and comply with the regulations to rent your home in Andalucia. This page is designed to provide some information for people interested in renting their Andalucian homes to tourists.
Renting Homes in Andalucia.