Spanish Law, Brexit & Residency


01 Jan: Breaking: UK Drivers driving in the EU

A tweet send by Grant Shapps, UK Transport Secretary at 18:30 on New Year’s Eve. THe phrase better late than never springs to mind! Welcome news for UK drivers 🇬🇧 🚙. We’ve now secured agreement with all 27 EU Member States to recognise UK licences WITHOUT the need for an International Drivers Permit. From tomorrow, UK drivers can continue to drive in the EU without an IDP (once Covid restrictions lifted). — Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) December 31,…


29 Dec: Travelling to the EU including Spain from 1 January 2021

Sun Lawyers has prepared a helpful note for UK citizens travelling to the EU including Spain from 1 January 2021. This note does not take account of any specific rules for travelling between Spain and the UK that relates to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Passport. On the day you travel, you will need at least six months left on your passport AND the passport may not be more than 10 years old. Healthcare. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will continue…


28 Oct: Moving to Spain after Brexit

Moving to Spain after Brexit Covid-19 and the fast-approaching end of the transition period make it an uneasy time for Brits keen to get on with a move to Spain, but the good news is there are ways you can give your relocation plans a boost even from the UK. Key to making a smooth move to Spain, both before and after the end of the Brexit transition period, is preparation, which includes signing up the right professionals. You’ll also…


02 Sep: Sun Lawyers takes part in first overseas digital property exhibition

COVID19 might have curtailed people’s ability to travel to Spain but it hasn’t diminished the desire for people to buy property there once the worst of the pandemic has passed. Were it not for Coronavirus, A Place in the Sun would be rolling out its Autumn live shows across the country. If course, that is not possible at the moment. So, under the banner, “The show must go on-line,” Sun Lawyers is participating in the first A Place in the…

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28 Aug: How to find the right Spanish Lawyer to represent you

Just as in the UK, to complete the purchase of a property you will need a lawyer to represent you. It might also be that you decide to grant certain powers to your Spanish lawyer to progress elements of the purchase process in your absence. Unlike the UK, the legal system in Spain is different, more bureaucratic and there’s the minor issue for many of a language barrier. Added to this, it might be that an agent or a developer…

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21 May: Webinar Recording. Buying a Property in Spain in 2020

A Webinar hosted by Sun Lawyers on 20 May 2020 providing guidance for people looking to buy in Spain this year and/or to arrange their Residencia ahead of the Brexit transition deadline on 31 December 2020. For people whose completion is being delayed by the inability to travel to Spain, there is a away forward suggested for them too. With Coronavirus a set back as well, the outlook is optimistic but with a sense of short-term realism.