Section for people wanting to buy, sell or rent property in Spain.
Nosale of property in Spain is valid without the presence of a notario.
ASpanish notary is possibly one of the most comfortable (and profitable) professionsin Spain. His or her role in propertydeals is to guarantee the legality of the sale, to certify the presence of allthe papers and people required by law to be present in any property deal, to ensurethat property buyers or sellers who do not speak Spanish have a representativewith them to translate proceedings, and generally to preside over the signingof the property sales contract and to register the new deeds.
Whereasa search for houses for sale in Spain begins at an estate agent, it ends in thenotary's office. Both the property buyer and vendor (or their legal representatives)must attend the signing of the contract, and the estate agent (if there is oneinvolved) and lawyers are usually also present.
Ifa Spanish bank is involved inthe property deal, then the bank representative also attends the meeting to confirmthe mortgage which is also signed infront of the notary.