How European regulation affects foreign resident’s Spanish Wills


The following article has been kindly supplied by Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt who I hope will become a regular legal contributor to my blog. Here we will be looking at the legal consequences that European Regulation 650/2012 is going to have on foreign resident’s Spanish Wills.


When it rains, it pours

After several years of British (and to lesser degree Germans, Swedish, Irish, etc..) buyers having to deal with multiple issues including illegal builds, retro-active permits, coastal laws, etc… with little or no help from their home country MEPs, they are now receiving support from a variety of sources. Being cynical we could talk about looming elections or the fact that a lot of the hard has already been done. Either way everyone appears to be jumping on the band wagon and is condemning Spain for a range of property related issues, which should help speed up and resolve these issues. The latest is from Roger Helmer.

EU to the rescue

Well I’m sure as most people must have heard by now the main economies of Europe have agreed a multi-billion euro rescue scheme.