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Residency

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:32pm
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Trish53

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We live in Portugal but want to relocate to Spain. Do you have to have residency in Spain before you buy a property. 

Anni20

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:37pm

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:37pm

Trish53 wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:32pm:

We live in Portugal but want to relocate to Spain. Do you have to have residency in Spain before you buy a property. 

Hi Trish,

No you don’t need to have residencia to purchase a house, however you should apply for residency if you are there longer than 3 months...

Trish53

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:56pm

Trish53

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Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:56pm

Anni20 wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:37pm:

Hi Trish,

No you don’t need to have residencia to purchase a house, however you should apply for residency if you are there longer than 3 months...

Thank you for replying to me. 

Andrewc

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07am

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07am

Hi,

We bought our property in Los Alcazares In February 2020. We didn’t need residency , just an NIE number, and of course the money😂.

Regards

Andrew

Trish53

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:44am

Trish53

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:44am

Andrewc wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07am:

Hi,

We bought our property in Los Alcazares In February 2020. We didn’t need residency , just an NIE number, and of course the money😂.

Regards

Andrew

Thank you, I've heard you need to have around €35,000 euros coming in a year! We both have state pensions and enough money in the bank to live on, is this right? 

Andrewc

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:10am

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:10am

Trish53 wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:44am:

Thank you, I've heard you need to have around €35,000 euros coming in a year! We both have state pensions and enough money in the bank to live on, is this right? 

At the moment, those figures sound about right. I would recommend you speak with a solicitor with regards to applying for residency. 

Trish53

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:10pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:10pm

Andrewc wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:10am:

At the moment, those figures sound about right. I would recommend you speak with a solicitor with regards to applying for residency. 

Thank you. 

Mags44

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:19pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:19pm

Andrewc wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07am:

Hi,

We bought our property in Los Alcazares In February 2020. We didn’t need residency , just an NIE number, and of course the money😂.

Regards

Andrew

The OP wants to relocate to Spain from Portugal and not just buy a holiday home, so he or she will need to obtain residency in order to be able to live in Spain.

Andrewc

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:23pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:23pm

Mags44 wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:19pm:

The OP wants to relocate to Spain from Portugal and not just buy a holiday home, so he or she will need to obtain residency in order to be able to live in Spain.

The question is, do I need to be a Spanish resident to buy in Spain.

Mags44

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:17pm

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Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:17pm

Andrewc wrote on Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:23pm:

The question is, do I need to be a Spanish resident to buy in Spain.

No of course you don't have to be a resident to buy a property in Spain but if you are not a resident and you are a UK citizen, then your use of it will be limited to 90 days in every 180 on a rolling basis.

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