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Notary
It is always the buyer that choose the notary, By clicking on the top button marked as Notary, you can find the list for all the notaries in the Canary Islands.
The transaction at the notary is usually a very quick process. According to notary's waiting list it takes a week from the date of property chosen. If the property is the owner's residence or has tenants it might take a month to give a decent time to find a new accommodation. The property can only be sold free from tenants and debts
To buy a property in Spain, foreigners must have the following documents
  • N.I.E.: Foreign Identification Number
  • Passport: Certifies your identity and nationality
  • It is not obligatory to open a Spanish bank account but it is very much recommended. It will facilitate payment of utility bills and taxes.
If the buyer is Spanish only their DNI is necessary
The minimum documentation necessary for a standard sales contract
  • The deed of sale: Is the original document that certifies the acquisition of the property by the vendor
  • Registry document: Nota Simple
  • Last rates bill receipt: Rate bill (Property tax) Payable annually.
  • Energy Efficiency Certificate: This documentation provides objective information about the energy characteristics of the property.
  • Catastal Reference Number: With the catastal reference number, we can know where the property is located, the use, the representation graphical and the catastal value. This data must coincide with that which appears on the property.
  • Certificate of community fees (if applicable): If it is a property in an enclosed area such as an urbanization it will have community fees. It will be necessary to credit the annual cost and have a certificate from the community that proves the payments are up to date:
All the above mentioned documentation will be collected, verified and presented to the notary by Life is Beautiful Property Consultants and we will make sure that  your property purchase is smoothly handled before the deed signing date is issued. 
Here is a link for a Calculator for costs after buying with mortgage
The link below, is offered for you to have an idea of the costs that a buyer will have to consider when buying a residential property. 
All calculations are approximate. When you decide on the property you wish to buy we will work out these costs more precisely according to the property price, location and type.