Practising and Licensed Lawyer
Member of the Malaga College of Lawyers
Most of the property bought in Spain is part of an Estate, an Urbanization, called a Community of Owners. This is because there are quite a few “elements” that are co-owned by all the owners, such as lifts, street lighting, cleaning, gardening, pool maintenance, community office, Administrator etc. and the costs for running the estate is shared by all the owners, sometimes by equal share, most times by coefficient, depending on your built meters. Failure to pay those fees can result in legal action being taken against the owner, adding legal fees and late payment interest to the debt. The Community of owners must meet at least once a year, to elect a President, a Secretary and an Administrator. Our office can provide you advice on these issues, attending community meetings if you wish for us to do so and giving you legal advice when an Agenda item seems to be rather contentious or expensive.