Moving to Barcelona (or Spain)

Here you’ll find advice gained from first-hand experience of moving to Barcelona from the UK and of living in Spain. This is your Barcelona guide to living and working in the Catalan capital.

Barcelona Property Finding Service

Barcelona property finder

A flat finding service for Barcelona and Catalonia. A property finding service for medium to long-term rentals and purchases. We help you rent in Barcelona. The service includes property search, accompanied viewings, negotiating and contract checking.

Long term rentals Barcelona

Long term rentals Barcelona

Long-term accommodation in Barcelona is usually for a term longer than six months. A standard long-term rental contract lasts for five years. Here you’ll find some information about how and where to search for Barcelona rental accommodation.

Spanish Rental Contract Check

Spanish rental contract check

Have your Spanish rental contract checked before you sign. We summarise your rental contract in English, point out any non-standard clauses and advise you on how to negotiate any changes necessary – liaising with the estate agent or owner on your behalf if required.

Buy Property in Barcelona

Buy property in Barcelona

We source property for clients to buy in Barcelona. Whether you’d like to move to Barcelona to live, are looking for a holiday home, or want to invest in property. Flats and houses that are ready to move into, or property that needs partial or complete renovation.

Open a Bank Account in Barcelona

Open a Spanish bank account

How to open a Spanish bank account. Links to banks where you can apply to open an account online, and recommendations for which banks to try in person. Includes an explication of resident and non-resident accounts and which documentation you need, particularly where an NIE is required.

How to Get Your NIE or TIE

Spanish NIE

How to get your NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero), both resident and non-resident. UK nationals now apply for a TIE and the process differs slightly and is easier if you already live in Spain. There’s an extra step for new arrivals in Spain. You’ll find a summary of the processes here.

9 Ways to Find Work in Barcelona

Jobs Barcelona

It’s easier to find work in Barcelona if you speak Spanish and/or Catalan. However, there are many international companies based in Barcelona, as well as small to medium-sized businesses set up by expats, which need employees who speak English. This article gives you nine ways to find jobs in Barcelona.

Internet in Barcelona

Internet in Barcelona

Barcelona has good fibre optic internet, and now it’s very quick to be installed. Some providers require that you have an NIE before they’ll give you a contract, but here are my recommendations for internet providers in Barcelona.

Client Testimonial

If you’re moving to Barcelona for work and need an apartment then you must use I did, and it was the best decision I could have made. Once I gave Georgia my criteria she did ALL of the work – from finding suitable apartments, to viewings. She accompanied me to each one and even checked the contract of my chosen one. The really great thing is that she is impartial – she is there to advise – not to sell. Without her I would have been lost. She even helped with advice on bank and internet options. With her help and guidance I had a stress free move and am now settling into my new life.
100% the best decision I made.

The essentials when moving to Barcelona