The Perez Legal Group prides itself on offering a complete range of services in English to support the expat community here on the Costa del Sol. The firm understands that now more than ever, our diverse English speaking population requires reliable and trustworthy advice and assistance to be available at a reasonable cost to both businesses and individuals.

The first time that many people need a lawyer in Spain is when they are purchasing a property. It is important to seek professional help to avoid any of the pitfalls commonly reported in the English language media. As well as conveyancing, Perez Legal Group’s property department can advise on mortgages, planning permission, rentals and insurance, and can also help you understand the implications and running costs of owning a house here in Spain.They will make the process very easy for you, setting up your bank account, registering the property in your name and ensuring that utilities and other bills are transferred to you when appropriate.

The necessity of drafting a Spanish will is often overlooked by expats who believe that the provisions they have made in their home country will suffice. The onerous complications that arise if you die intestate with assets in Spain can be a nightmare for your loved ones having to deal with the Spanish authorities later on. The laws in Spain regarding obligatory heirs are very different to those in the rest of Europe, so it’s important to formalise your wishes and make sure that your family is looked after as you had intended. Perez Legal Group are on hand to assist in your estate planning, will preparation and Spanish inheritance tax provisions with prices starting at €100 for a basic will.

The requirements associated with owning a business in Spain (however small) or working self-employed are numerous and sometimes complicated, even for those proficient at communicating in Spanish. There are many forms that have to be filed regularly throughout the year and without the right advice it can be far more complicated than it need be. The authorities are becoming more efficient at finding those who neglect to submit the right paperwork, and neither ignorance nor misunderstanding are acceptable excuses! Perez Legal Group’s qualified staff can handle all of your bookkeeping, payroll, tax, VAT and accounting needs, and advise on all other aspects of running a business in Spain, so that you can get on with doing what you do. Autonomo (self-employed) bookkeeping and accounts services start at €50 per month.

The Perez Legal Group website is full of useful information on all aspects of life in Spain, whether you’re a long term resident or a new arrival, retiree or self-employed worker. From how to register a birth to finding the right life insurance policy, registering with social security and filing your tax returns, you’ll find advice on where to go and who to talk to on www.perezlegalgroup.com.