Spanish Legal Terms Translation

The following is a list of some of the common legal terms that are likely to come up when buying property in Spain and their English translations.

AbogadoLawyer or solicitor
Agente de propiedad inmobiliarioEstate Agent
Apartamento / pisoApartment
ArquitectoArchitect
Asesor fiscalTax consultant
AyuntamientoTown Hall
BañoBathroom
CocinaKitchen
Comunidad de PropietariosCommunity of owners / Residents Association
Compra / compraventaPurchase / Buying and selling
Contrato de compraventaPurchase contract
Contrato de reservaReservation contract
Declaración de obra nuevaDeclaration of new building work (At the Notary)
DirecciónAddress
DormitorioBedroom
EscrituraTitle Deeds
GarantíaGuarantee
HipotecaMortgage
IBI (Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles)Council Tax
ImpuestoTax
InmobiliariaEstate Agency
IVA (Impuesto Valor Añadido)VAT (Value Added Tax)
LlaveKey
LeyLaw
LicenciaLicence
LuzLight (but often refers to electricity)
MueblesFurniture
NIE (Numero de Identificación de Extranjeros)Foreigner’s Identification Number
Nota SimpleLand Registry Search
Nota SimpleLand Registry Search
NotarioNotary Public
Permiso de obraPlanning permission
PiscinaSwimming Pool
PoderPower of Attorney
Póliza de segurosInsurance policy
PromotorDeveloper
PropiedadProperty
Registro de propiedadLand Registry
RentaIncome
ResidenteResident
Seguros(s)Insurance
SociedadCompany
TerrasaTerrace
TerrenoPlot
TestamentoWill
TrasteroStorage room
Valor CatastralOfficial value of the property

 

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