The Tax Office (Hacienda) is carrying out a mass survey across the province to detect undeclared property improvements such as swimming pools and extensions. As these things are found, your property value will be automatically updated and your annual IBI will be increased, as well as other taxes based on property worth. The survey, which is also going on in other parts of Spain, will be completed by 2016. Whether they will attempt to count Continue reading Tax Office in mass survey to find illegal swimming pools
There is irritation in Roquetas del Mar today, after the town hall setup an auction to flog off 64 properties, and not one person showed up to bid. The properties have all been seized by the townhall in lieu of taxes. The two biggest lots were the old Hotel Colonial at 1.6 million euros (with further taxes of 1.2 million owing) and Hotel Bellavista Mar at 14 million euros (and a further 13 million owing Continue reading Massive Roquetas property auction complete failure
The following is a guest post by blogger Mario Vitanelli on some of the pitfalls of buying property in Andalusia: Ah, Andalusia. From its near tropical coastlines on the Atlantic and Mediterranean to its snow covered Sierra Nevada peaks, the rains of Sierra de Grazalema to the dusts of Tabernas. Birthplace of the Flamenco, of Picaso, of bullfighting and home of the Alhambra. What Spain is to the world, Andalusia is to Spain.