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 will try and convince you that they already have a lawyer ready and waiting to help you. Buying property is one of life’s big decisions, and you really need an independent lawyer who is in your corner, and no one elses.
That’s why we have prepared a guidance note that you can download here, called ‘How to Find the Right Spanish Lawyer for You.’