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Power of Attorney for Real Estate Invesments

Get a lawyer to represent you when buying Spanish property

What is Power of Attorney?

Power of Attorney allows an individual to grant power to another person to act on their behalf. This legal agreement allows a person to make real estate investments, like buying a house, or request personal document in Spain or Portugal without entering the country. 

Using Power of Attorney for Real Estate Transactions

Granting a legal expert Power of Attorney can accelerate and simplify the process of buying or selling a real estate asset.

The process of transferring the legal title of a property from one per son to another is called Conveyancing. However, the practice is very different in Spain compared with the US, Canada and the UK.

In Spain, a lawyer is not the guardian of the funds and, instead, acts as an intermediary and the guarantor of the client’s rights. However, sometimes an investor cannot physically be in Spain to embark on a real estate transaction, so they turn to Power of Attorney instead. This allows the lawyers to perform actions that typically should be done by the client.

An experienced lawyer with Power of Attorney can help a client buy a property by accepting, modifying, sign and execute a range of activities that an individual would typically have to do in person. This includes handling mortgages and paying debts. 

With Power of Attorney, conveyancing in Spain is much simpler and more affordable than the alternative. A lawyer will act in the client’s best interests and conveys peace of mind. The powers can be as broad or as specific as the client wishes and are always unique.

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How can a lawyer help me?

Our lawyers have helped to make all legal activities independently on your behalf. Many years of experience and market authority make our service reliable for all your needs. Our lawyer will help to issue power of attorney for your preferred person or on us as a part of remote service.

¨Trust us your GOALS¨

– Real Estate Team

What's Needed for Power of Attorney?

  1. The parties must be identified as well as the powers that the person wishes to grant the lawyer.
  2. The Power of Attorney needs to be agreed with a formal signature and this must be validated by a Public Notary.
  3. If you reside in a different country from where the contract is signed, you must validate the Power of Attorney at your local Spanish embassy or consulate.

What's the Process For Power of Attorney.?

  1. Gather the relevant documentation, like passports and proof of residence, as well as information about the property. This can take up to ten days.
  2. Specify the terms of the Power of Attorney, which typically takes two days.
  3. Sign the Power of Attorney in front of a Public Notary.
  4. Stamp, or Apostille, the document or legalize it before the relevant authorities in the issuing country.
  5. Send the verified documentation to Lexidy.
 

Find you Real Estate Lawyer

Alejandro

Alejandro Cano

Associate - LLM Abogado ( El Salvador )
Carlota Foucault Llopart

Carlota Foucault Llopart

Real Estate Specialist
Julia

Júlia Cleries

Real Estate Specialist
Antonio Torres

Antonio Torres Valdés

Head of Real Estate Department

Frequently Asked Questions

Power of Attorney must be legalised and signed in front of a notary. First, it shall be legalised before the competent authorities in the country of issuance and then it can be recognise by a diplomatic mission with jurisdiction over the area of issuance.

If there is no diplomatic mission in the territory, the interested party must legalize the document with the competent Consular Section in another country or region.

Power of Attorney typically grants the power to sell, to buy, to rent, to donate, register, undergo tax diligence and license any works. 

Depending on the property or deal, other powers may be included. There are no legal boundaries that limit the powers that may be granted in a real estate transaction.

Yes. Power of Attorney is usually assigned to a lawyer. 

A lawyer understands the law and how best protect your interests.

Power of Attorney can be drafted by any person, although there are some legal requirements that must be fulfilled first. The best way to get Power of Attorney is to ask a qualified lawyer to draft it for the specific details of the intended transaction.

Yes, Power of Attorney may be revoked by the same formalities as it was assigned.

Power of Attorney does not expire on the principal’s death. The grantor’s position is transferred to his successors who, as of that date, will occupy that position in the representation relationship. 

The successors may revoke, modify, redefine their interest or exercise all the existing rights held by the principal.

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Radostin Denev
Radostin Denev
09:47 27 Oct 22
Comment from Radostin and Kaloyan Bulgaria:We could recommend working with Lexidy and especially with Juan Diego Muñoz to everyone. Our assessment is defenitely 10 out of 10!Strict professional who cover full end-to-end journey in buying real estate and successful relocation to Spain in our case. We highly appreciate efficient and effective approach and providing us and supporting us in each step of the journey in buying property in Spain. Without support of Juan Diego we would be lost, he provides us with daily support in most critical days before finalization of the deal and also there was not even a single question to which he could not provide us details in most structured way.Thank you Juan Diego Muñoz, thank you Lexidy we will be happy working together in the future.We wish you lots of success in your innovative and trustful approach in supporting your customers in a holistic way.Radostin and Kaloyan
Linda Sparling
Linda Sparling
15:32 04 Oct 22
I worked with Juan Diego de Muñoz for my real estate lawyer. His help was invaluable to me! He worked with the sellers and real estate agents who were reluctant to engage in the due diligence process for the property I bought. He smoothed that over and helped me obtain a thorough check of my flat and the building it’s in, which yielded important information. Juan Diego made sure my every question and concern were addressed the same day that I raised them. Metaphorically, he held my hand through the whole process, but also made sure I was the one making informed decisions. I highly recommend him and Lexidy Law Boutique!
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Symon Blomfield
10:18 26 Aug 22
Lexidy Law - sucessful Non Lucrative Visa assistanceI employed Lexidy Law to assist with applying for my Non-Lucrative Visa, now granted. I also used them to check my property rental contract.Cristina Vizoso was my legal contact and was highly responsive and reassuring.In the future, I will certainly be using Lexidy to assist with my TIE and to apply for an autonomous Visa. I highly recommend them for all your immigration to Spain needs
Luigi Trevisi
Luigi Trevisi
13:00 27 Jul 22
In a land of bureaucracy hell, Lexidy helped me in such a short time, saving me hours of stress and last minute stuff to sort out. Very professional!
Rick Estrada-Stone
Rick Estrada-Stone
15:05 16 Jul 22
We are working with Lexidy for our immigration and real estate needs. Our real estate lawyer, Juan Diego Muñoz, has been amazing to work with throughout the entire process. His diligent communication during the real estate purchase has not only kept us informed every step of the way, but helped us to understand the differences and intricacies of purchasing property in Spain. We can't say enough great things about Juan Diego and the team at Lexidy.
Drew Mendoza
Drew Mendoza
16:12 06 Jul 22
Amazing service from Alejandro initially and then Juan. We were intending to purchase a property in Barcelona and Juan conducted all of the checks to ensure the deal was legitimate - it turned out that it was not as straight forward a transaction as initially expected and Juan helped us to avoid a potential financial disaster. We are so grateful and have 100% confidence in Lexidy's professionalism . We will certainly be using them more in the future and highly recommend them!
Magdalena
Magdalena
12:34 04 Jul 22
I am looking to to buy my first property in Spain and had my intro call with Alejandro today- very pleased with the valuable insights gained and your guidance on the legal aspects of the Spanish property market, sales cycle, mortgage application process and risk mitigation. Alejandro, thank you so much for your advice and invested time, I'm genuinely looking forward to working together on this exciting project:)
Duncan Casemore
Duncan Casemore
08:57 01 Jul 22
My wife, 2 children, and I wanted to move to Spain on a non-lucrative visa to experience something new following a stressful covid period. I had the privilege of working with Max and Gabriela, who were outstanding: Fluent English, nurturing us the whole way from initial sales contact through to landing in Spain, refreshingly responsive (usually within minutes, unlike many legal firms which work in units of days!), deeply knowledgable (added so much more value beyond paperwork), professional, experienced, and couldn't do enough for us. Top marks -- and that's from a customer with high expectations! Thank you for the quality experience and for helping us realise our dreams 🙂
RICHARD BRITTON
RICHARD BRITTON
21:46 29 Jun 22
We contacted Lexidy Law boutique when we recently moved from Cyprus to open a new chapter in our lives to move into a house in Brittany that we had bought 12 years previously. We had underestimated the twists and turns involved in obtaining residency in France - so we contacted Lexidy Law Boutique and were assigned Eleonore, an immigration lawyer well acquainted with French immigration laws. From the very beginning we realised she was determined that we should have a successful outcome and she guided us expertly to avoid all the pitfalls in the process of applying for residency. She even accompanied us to the prefecture and ensured that everything went smoothly - without her presence we might well have not succeeded.We thank and highly recommend Eleonore and Lexidy Law Boutique.
Phil S
Phil S
20:13 22 May 22
We have just completed the purchase of a new build apartment in Catalunya. Lexidy were recommended to me by a colleague who'd relocated from the US to the Costa Brava. As non Spanish/Catalan speakers, it was a great relief to have people we could trust working on all aspects of the purchase - including arranging a bank account, NIE's and the wifi..! From the initial meeting over Zoom to the final transaction Carlota and Antonia provided first class service and communication. And by providing them with Power of Attorney it meant we could do most of the things we needed to do without leaving the UK.
Pit Rissiek
Pit Rissiek
09:37 19 May 22
Absolutely Professional and worth-it Experience!I can highly recommend working with Carlota Llopart and Lexidy! Carlota and the team have gone beyond my expectations when it comes to owning and actually even driving the steps for my mortgage, the purchase of my flat as well as taxes filed. I have had an extremely difficult seller, but I was able to fully trust the team to guide me through this first acquisition.I have already recommended Lexidy to friends who had similar positives experiences and will continue working with Carlota and the team. Side note, me being German: Great value for money too!
Aleksandar Vorinski
Aleksandar Vorinski
08:12 25 Apr 22
I recently purchased apartment, got NIE and opened bank account with their help. I m satisfied with their service, they are accurate and responsible.
Michelle Swallow
Michelle Swallow
18:18 25 Sep 21
We recently retained the services of Lexidy Law Boutique to file our non-resident tax returns. As US citizens who own property in Lloret de Mar, Spain we were unfamiliar with the complexities of the Spanish tax system. Fortunately, we were able to benefit from the considerable expertise of Jose Garcia, Head of the Tax Department at Lexidy. He explained the procedure in detail to us and was extremely diligence and thorough throughout the whole process. What could have been a challenging situation for us became a very smooth process because of the expertise and capabilities of Jose Garcia and his staff at Lexidy Law Boutique. I would highly recommend the services of Lexidy Law Boutique.
Matt Pavlovich
Matt Pavlovich
11:18 15 Sep 21
A great group of very knowledgable lawyers. They've been very helpful in matters of immigration, international taxation, and real estate. Very highly recommended!
Don Ellis
Don Ellis
15:16 08 Sep 21
Great full service firm that provided our family professional legal services surrounding our move to Spain. Included assistance with both Visa application and real estate purchase. Highly recommend
Idriss Dhifallah
Idriss Dhifallah
13:10 31 Aug 21
Before being directed to Lexidy we have tried few lawyers but none was as reactive, professionnal as lexidy. Buying in spain is a stressful and lengthy process but having lexidy in our corner made us confident we will close everything smoothly. We have dealt with Antonio Valdes and Alejandro Cano both showed a very high level of professionalism and reactivity. The pricing is fair and they offer an all in solution for peace of mind. Can not recommend any better!
Gail Robinson
Gail Robinson
18:48 05 Aug 21
Lexidy guided us through the purchase of an apartment in Barcelona. It was quite complicated; we were in New York and because of the pandemic had to do everything remotely. This would have been impossible without the sound advice--in English!--and help of various lawyer at Lexidy, particularly Alejandro Cano. They even inspected the apartment because we couldn't see it in person and arranged for us to open a bank account. Since Lexidy is the only law firm i Barcelona we've worked with, I can;t compare them to others there but working with them was certainly easier than dealing with U.S. law firms. Highly recommended!
chris charensac
chris charensac
17:06 23 Apr 21
I used Lexidy service for the purchase of a property and for an issue with an ex-employer.They helped me during the whole process of the purchase of the property.The conflict with my ex-employer was also resolved successfully i.e: it went to court and we won and that (awful) company had to pay.I would recommend using Lexidy.
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