MTB Articles: Barcelona Property News and Updates

Important issues that you should know about when living or considering to live in Barcelona. Mostly the articles focus on the property market, both renting and buying in Spain.

Each autonomous region in Spain can have different rules and regulations. These articles focus on Catalonia, but some are also relevant to the whole of Spain.



Changes to the Spanish Rental Law

The Spanish rental law was altered again on 6th March 2019, bringing back many of the first changes from December 2018 that were over-ruled in January 2019. The main changes are as follows. Long term rental contracts are now for a period of 5 years if the owner is a person. If the owner is […]

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Spanish Golden Visa

Spanish Golden Visa

The Spanish Golden Visa gives residency to any non-EU national who purchases property or land for €500,000 or more in Spain. With the golden visa, you are free to travel to any of the European countries that are part of the Schengen agreement – for 90 days in every 180 days. You are allowed to […]

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Buying property in Barcelona

Buying Property in Barcelona

This article is an explanation of how to buy property in Barcelona. It covers each stage of the process: the property search, reservation, official deposit payment (Arras) and the final signing and exchange of the deeds (Escritura). The first stage is to know your budget and to allow enough money to cover the expenses of […]

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Tax Office Barcelona

How to Pay Your ITP

ITP stands for Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales – which equates to Transfer Tax. There are various forms of ITP, but this article is concerned with paying the ITP when renting property in Spain. By law when you rent a property in Spain you have to pay the ITP tax. It’s a once only payment when you […]

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