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April 11, 2011

Are you registered to vote in the Manilva elections?

Filed under: Duquesa Information — Barrington Homes @ 10:01 am

Are you a resident in Manilva? Are you on the padrón? If the answer to this last question is YES, our next question is: are you registered to vote?
Registering on the padrón doesn’t mean you have the right to vote. This is done separately, by registering your option in the Tenencia de Alcaldia or the Town Hall.
For anybody living in the Duquesa area today is your last chance to register to vote! If you are a Manilva property owner or long term resident of Manilva, it is very important to have your say. The deadline for registration was the 31st of January 2011, but for the residents wanting to express their right to vote there is now another opportunity.
Between the 4th of April and the 11th of April 2011 the list of the citizens registered to vote will be made available. If you are not on that list, but you were registered on the padrón before December 2010, you can request the right to vote in the elections on the 22nd of May.
Don´t miss your chance to have your say in how your local Manilva community is run.

April 4, 2011

What is…?

Filed under: Property — Barrington Homes @ 8:46 am

What is a Nota Simple? 

In November I wrote about the decree 218  and the documents that it stipulates the vendor of a property in Spain must produce. The system and terminology can be quite confusing, I have explained about the Escritura but below is a brief description of one of the other documents that you will need.

A Nota Simple is a certificate given by the local Property Registry which contains a full description of the property you are going to purchase or sell in Spain. This description should include the following information:

  • whether the property has any outstanding debts (unpaid community charges, mortgages or local taxes)
  • the full name of the current owner
  • the boundaries of the property
  • the total square meters of the property (house + land)
  • classification of the property (rústico, urbano, or urbanizable). This is very important if you are intending to build on the land so be careful.
  • the rights that others may have over the property (eg public paths, railway lines, pipes or waterways).

With Spanish property, debts may be tied to a property rather than to the owner of the property. This is why you really must study the up to date Nota Simple carefully, with a legal expert if possible.

The office from which to obtain the Nota Simple for properties in the Manilva area, is based in Manilva Village, opposite the new police station and is called Registro de la Propiedad.

If you have a property for sale with Barrington Homes we will be happy to apply for this on your behalf.  An up to date Nota Simple is a vital aspect of selling and purchasing property in Spain and should never be overlooked.

Barrington Homes currently have clients waiting to purchase properties in the Duquesa, Manilva, Sabinillas and Casares Costa areas. If you are considering the sale of your property, contact Barrington Homes for a free valuation or come to the office in Sabinillas and meet the Barrington Homes and Barrington Holiday  team.