Category: General Info

General Info

Foreign tourism will be able to travel to the Balearic Islands from July onwards. Also to the rest of Spain.

The fact that tourism will be able to travel to Spain from July means that all those non-resident foreigners who have a second home in Spain could move there freely. The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced this Saturday 23rd May that foreign citizens will be allowed to travel to Spain for tourism[…]

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Illegal constructions in Mallorca

Habitability Certificate or Occupancy, does NOT guarantee the urban legality of a house in Mallorca.

One of the most common misunderstandings when buying a house in Mallorca, or anywhere else in Spain for that matter, is the belief that a Certificate of Occupancy (Cédula de Habitabilidad) is the equivalent of an Urban Legality Certificate (la legalidad urbanística).Upon further investigation, you will find that this false equivalent is not only wrong,[…]

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Buying Process

Buying a Property in Mallorca During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Property Buying in Mallorca during the coronavirus pandemic is not only possible, but is still consistently happening on the island. The market may have slowed down, but notaries are working and transactions are moving right along. This goes beyond domestic investment. Foreign investors know the COVID-19 crisis is a temporary ordeal and do not want[…]

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General Info / Law

From today all Spanish hotels must remain close because of coronavirus

The Spanish government has ordered the closure of all tourist establishments from March 26th, 2020. This has been established in the Order SND/257/2020 which orders the closure of hotels, similar accommodation, tourist accommodation and other short-stay accommodation, campsites, caravan parks and other similar establishments throughout the Spanish state. Find HERE the Order SND/257/2020 in english[…]

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General Info / Law

Order declaring the suspension of the opening to the public of tourist accommodation establishments in Spain

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Important notice: This translation it’s only for informative uses. The only biding version it’s the Spanish one published in the BOE. READ IT HERE Order SND/257/2020, of 19 March, declaring the suspension of the opening to the public of tourist accommodation establishments, in accordance with article 10.6 of Royal[…]

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General Info

Declaration of the State of Alarm in Spain. Full text in english

Royal Order 463/2020, of 14 March, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. Important notice: The following text is for information only. The only valid one is the one published in Spanish in the Boletín Oficial del Estado and that can be read by clicking here.[…]

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Illegal constructions in Mallorca

How to Detect Property Violations in Mallorca

Buying a property in Mallorca means entering a labyrinth of Property Violations, laws, regulations, and abstract concepts that bears a fine line separating legality from illegality. Learning to detect those infractions in Mallorca is essential when moving forward with a property venture. One mistake can make the difference between a legal property, a property qualified[…]

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